THE ultimate guitar festival experience is back for 2022. Make your way to The Stoller Hall for three days of music, workshops and performance. The festival will host big guitar names like Sean Shibe, Daniel Martinez and Craig Ogden, as well as up-and-coming musicians. From classical and acoustic to electric, bass and flamenco, the festival […]

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A theatre show to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Hidden LIVE is a performance that allows you to experience life as a young person who is struggling with their mental health. This theatre show uses the experiences of ‘real people’ and asks you to think about what you could do to help.

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The award-winning theatre company Travelling Light presents Vixen, a magical story about a young girl who finds herself turning into a fox. Saffi is 11 and lives on an estate with her Dad. When she is scratched by a fox she undergoes a strange transformation and dreams of running away to live with her fox […]

Head to the first-ever ‘Clash of the Codes’ at Heaton Park. This one-day event will help to raise funds for the amazing Francis House Children’s Hospice. There will be free taster sessions with lots of fun activities for all ages. With music, food and drink, Clash of the Codes promises to be a great family […]

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Handa’s Surprise is a wonderful and vibrant family show based on the children’s book by Eileen Browne . Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking seven delicious fruits as a surprise – but seven different animals have seven very different ideas… […]

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Families! Get ready to bring your glamour and sparkle to this catwalk extravaganza. Four dancers will go head to head in a dance, fashion and lip-sync competition. This is a fabulous, interactive event where the audience decides the winner. Whether you want to join the fun or have a passion to pose, come along and […]

Visit the RSPB information stand in Heaton Park to hear all about the work the charity does. You can also find out how you can get involved too. The RSPB will be visiting Heaton Park at the Lakeside on the 14 and 30 May. It’s free and no need to book.

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Alfie’s First Fight is a funny and heart-warming theatre show suitable for children (aged 5+) and their grown-ups. Inspired by Children’s Author Oliver Sykes’ experience of growing up without a mum and being coached for five years as an amateur boxer by his dad. The show tells the story of shy twelve-year-old Alfie as he […]

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Physical activity helps everyone feel better – so join SICK! Festival and Buzz Manchester for Boggart Hole Bonanza, a fun day of creative and physical activities to get the blood pumping. There will be music, storytelling, sports & games and creative activities for kids. With music from Blackley Brass Band and DJs playing uplifting music […]

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Imagine waking up to find a turtle bathing in your bathtub, an orangutan bouncing on your bed and a jaguar creeping through your kitchen. How did they all get here? And why on earth are they all so far from home? Head to HOME for a magical theatre show this Christmas. With puppetry and music, […]