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The Rockin’ Rhinos are Manchester’s foremost family animal band. They make music for the under-7’s that grown ups will love too. If you like the idea of a real gig where your children can bop along too – then this is for you. With all of the very best seasonal songs, the Christmas Cracker is […]

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Israel born singer-songwriter Noga Ritter and her band bring their music to Manchester for the first time. A beautiful fusion of Hebrew Jazz and global grooves. Exclusively for this show, Noga will invite the museum’s song-writing group to join her in performing an original song they wrote collaboratively with Noga in a workshop before the […]

Get in the mood for Christmas with the Hallé Christmas Cracker at the Bridgewater Hall. Conducted by Stephen Bell, you can sing along with Christmas classics like: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas; It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year; Let It Snow; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Chestnuts Roasting on […]

Join in with some of your favourite Christmas carols at the Hallé Carol Concert. You’ll be able to hear the orchestra and also three Hallé Choirs, including the brilliant Children’s Choir. Conducted by Stephen Bell, the programme includes: Good King Wenceslas; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Hark! The Herald […]

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Sheba Arts CIC will host its first full week, in-person community festival this year. The festival will showcase the best of community migrant art in Greater Manchester and the North of England. Offering an exciting community event, the festival will take place for two days in Manchester Central Library (in partnership with Ahmed Iqbal Ullah […]

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Medieval Manchester Festival is a family-friendly daytime event at Chetham’s in Manchester City Centre. With live music, food, drink and medieval entertainment, the event marks the 600th anniversary of Manchester’s oldest buildings. Chetham’s stunning medieval buildings date right back to 1421. This special 2-day festival celebrates Manchester’s history, and the incredible story of Chetham’s. Step inside […]

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September 2021 sees the triumphant return of Góbéfest. This free weekend-long festival celebrates the music, dance, culture, food and drink of the region of Transylvania. Expect sausages, goulash, craft beer and super strength fruit brandy Palinka. There’ll also be lots of folk dance alongside live Eastern European music. The three day-long free event will take […]

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The Manchester Jazz festival will take over the stage at Homeground (HOME’s outdoor event space) for two days this summer. Manchester Jazz Festival is Manchester’s longest-running music festival. The festival brings jazz music from the UK and all over the world to the city. This event offers a great opportunity to experience world-class live jazz […]

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The home of Manchester International Festival moves to Cathedral Gardens for 2021. Festival Square will be packed with great food and drink, free live music and DJs, tours and more. With top-notch food and drink from some of Manchester’s finest as well as family events and guided tours, there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy. […]

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Join singer-songwriter Matt Hill, for My First Protest Song Online, an online family event full of toe-tapping tunes from times of change. Throughout history people have used songs to help express their ideas. With your babies and tots, sing along to Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Round up the family to make some […]