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Join the Friends of Chapel Street Park for a creative writing session inspired by nature. Appreciate the natural world around us. Come along, be creative and feel inspired about Manchester’s green spaces. To book your free place email

Taking place right across Chorlton, Chorlton Arts Festival is an annual event celebrating local artists. You’ll find all kinds of art displayed around the streets and places in Chorlton. From performance to painting, and handmade jewellery to street art, there’s plenty to see and do. Check out the full listings on the Chorlton Arts Festival […]

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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.

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Art in the park is happening as part of Chorlton Arts Festival. You’ll find fabulous displays of different kinds of art in Beech Road Park. Enjoy performance, poetry, paintings and much more – all created by artists from Manchester.

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How do we create a better world? That’s the question at the heart of the Ripples of Hope Festival – a new Festival based at HOME, celebrating the power of people to make human rights a reality. With conversations, workshops and performances, the festival runs for five days this September. Speakers at the festival include: […]

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has a new exhibition about one of the author’s best known collection of stories – Cranford. Visit this exhibition to see rare editions of the book. You’ll also find some of the actual costumes worn in the BBC series by Dame Judi Dench on display too.

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Join the award-winning poet Jackie Kay for three special evenings of poetry, music, cheese and wine. The events will take place under the canvas of the Ask Tent at Homeground (HOME’s outdoor events space). Guests are set to include: Lemn Sissay on 19 July 2021; Simon Armitage on 2 August 2021 and Carol Ann Duffy […]

Be part of this free Summer Reading Challenge with Manchester Libraries. The challenge runs throughout the six week holidays. Head to your local library to find out how you can get involved. You’ll also be able to pick up a free joining pack. This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is ‘Wild World Heroes’ and is […]