Entertainment

7th February 2024 | By Rebecca Mills

The UK’s largest Japanese film festival returns to Manchester in 2024

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Manchester this February. This event is perfect for those interested in films, particularly those passionate about Japanese-inspired cinema. The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will run from February 12 to March 6 at the HOME cinema in Manchester.

11th December 2023 | By Matthew Barber

International superstars set for shows in unexpected town

Richard Ashcroft, the Lathums, James Arthur and Noel Gallagher are set to headline Robin Park arena, Wigan.

Our Stories Poster. Credit- Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Poetry Library

6th December 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Manchester City of Literature celebrates writing from the LGBTQ+ community

Writers, storytellers, and members of the LGBTQ+ community gathered at the Manchester Poetry Library for the Our Stories conference to celebrate Queer literature. Our Stories...

1st December 2023 | By Matthew Barber

Manchester festival announces Christmas show to help the homeless

After All festival has announced a Christmas show with all of the profits going to musicians against homelessness.

UK Jewish Film Festival 2023 Poster

22nd November 2023 | By Rebecca Mills

Manchester welcomes the UK Jewish Film Festival this November.

The 27th annual UK Jewish Film Festival returned to cinemas across Manchester. Featured venues included Parrs Wood Cineworld cinema in Didsbury, Home in the city...

3rd November 2023 | By Rebecca Mills

Fatboy Slim announces Castlefield Bowl gig as part of UK and Ireland 2024 summer tour

The world-famous DJ will be returning to Manchester on July 5, as part of his eight-date ‘Loves Summer’ UK and Ireland tour, which will also...

20th October 2023 | By Vaibhav Zutshi

Sanskruti: Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years of Deliciousness in Manchester

Introduction In the heart of Manchester, there’s a hidden gem that has been delighting food enthusiasts for a decade. Sanskruti, a vegan and vegetarian Indian...

Manchester Literature festival logo

19th October 2023 | By Makenna Ali

Manchester Literature Festival fights back against the government’s attacks on humanities

The humanities need strengthening in the face of assaults from the Tory Government according to the director of the Manchester Poetry library.

13th October 2023 | By Matthew Barber

First venue purchased by Music Venue Properties in Greater Manchester

The Snug, Atherton has been purchased by the Music Venue Trust, allowing the venue to remain open under increasing stresses.

Promotional poster for Flashback Festival at Platt Fields Park.

22nd May 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Festivals and the environment: are we doing enough?

How can event organisers be more environmentally friendly to protect our fields after festivals.

Outside of Alexandria Library

22nd May 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Celebration in culture and literature at the bookshop on the Curry Mile

A bookshop on the curry mile, Alexandria Library, that is entirely charity-run with funding from various churches and ran by volunteers.

19th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Didsbury win the Manchester and Cheshire Cup

In front of over 200 Spectators, AFC Didsbury win the Manchester and Chesire Cup by beating Romiley 2-0 in the final at Wythenshawe Town.

16th May 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Didsbury Players announce a new production

The amateur dramatics society, The Didsbury Players, reveals their upcoming production, Vinegar Tom. The production will take place on the 16th and 17th of June at the East Didsbury Methodist Church.

Banners stating Eurovision 2023 outside

11th May 2023 | By Jessica Smith

Eurovision celebrations begin as Picadilly Gardens is transformed

Eurovision celebrations have begun in Manchester, in support of Northwest city neighbours, hosts Liverpool.

Lass Fest poster by GrubMCR Cheetham Hill 8/03/23

10th March 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

‘It’s a selection of our favourite events and workshops that celebrate women’, says Lass Fest organiser

The annual Walk for Women event took place in Manchester when hundreds took to the streets in support of women’s rights and to denounce gender-based...

14th February 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

Cash prizes to be won by GM artists via Manchester Independents open call for commissions

Manchester Independents (MI) 2023 are taking applications from new and established artists to provide work in any artform. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive...

31st January 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Grassroots music venue live performances have fallen by 17% since 2019

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has called for a review of VAT for venue ticket sales after a report found that grassroot music venue live...

24th January 2023 | By Ola Adeyemi

Competition, rain defier wins £1,000 in arcade game

A passer-by who chose to challenge other contestants in an arcade game and defied the rain won £1,000 at an event in Piccadilly Gardens. Hellen...

24th January 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Hushing up the Northern Music Scene

The Night and Day Cafe, the lauded Oldham Street music venue, was served a Noise Abatement Notice (NAN) by the Manchester City Council in 2021...

Gig in Manchester

18th January 2023 | By Jessica Smith

BBC Radio Manchester work alongside mayor Andy Burnham to support upcoming musicians in the city

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham this week kickstarted a new program together with BBC Radio Manchester to help upcoming musicians in the city. The mayor will...