A 2K running event for children and young people. For ages 4 – 14 years old, the Junior Park Run takes place every Sunday morning at 9am at Alexandra Park.

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As we push forward into the dark winter nights, a brand new festival is set to shine in Manchester city centre. Running over three evenings, the Corridor of Light will take place along the Oxford Road area of the city. With music, performance and art, many of the events are free. With events for all ages, […]

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This October, HOME bring a brilliant programme of work highlighting the work of Black artists in film, theatre, art, music and comedy. HOME will celebrate Black History Month with a specially curated programme of events. You’ll find performances, talks, film screenings and much more taking place throughout October. There will also be discussions, workshops and […]

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Contact Theatre and Black Gold Arts join forces during Black History Month to deliver a line-up of outstanding Black-led art, performance and film. Experience the live world premiere of mandla rae’s theatre show as british as a watermelon; hear new music from the talented youngsters at Contact Theatre. There will also be new films to […]

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Come to My Mum’s: An Evening of Conversation is a space for South Asian Muslim women to talk about what’s important to them today. Manchester-based artist Afreena Islam-Wright will host the evening of conversation. Guests so far include Sadia Habib and Maya Chowdhury from Manchester Museum; journalist Mishti Ali and prize-winning writer Qaisra Shahraz. The […]

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An intimate evening of poetry and readings to celebrate the voices of South Asian Muslim Women. Local artists Nasima Bee, Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Amina Beg and Afreena Islam-Wright will all present their work. This event runs alongside Peaceophobia, a theatre show based on the experiences of 3 Muslim Pakistani men.

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Join House of Ghetto for this special Black Pride edition of their legendary Manchester Vogue Ball. Manchester Vogue Ball is a spectacular evening of dance and costume inspired by the Vogue movement of 1970s/80s New York.        

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Playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Glee & Me is a prize-winning dark comedy written by Stuart Slade. Glee & Me is a one-woman theatre show about 16-year-old Lola, a bright and brave teenager who is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. Liv Hill takes on the role of Lola. She made her television debut […]

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The Contact Young Company (CYC) will perform the Contact Theatre‘s first show in the newly renovated building. Everything All of the Time is a brand new hour-long show packed with dance and music. CYC is made up of young performers, actors, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians, spoken word artists, DJs and MCs. Inspiring stuff!

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There’s a range of events – both online an in-person – happening for book-lovers, writers and culture at HOME this October. Manchester Literature Festival is a week-long celebration of imagination, ideas, stories, and voices from around the world. Bringing together the most exciting storytellers, poets, and thinkers for everyone to enjoy.