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Manchester What's On, Entertainment, Tickets and Eating Out Guide

Thursday 01 Dec 2022

[@]Manchester Exhibitions and Galleries Events

  • Sex Pistols in Manchester

    Sex Pistols in Manchester

    On 6 June 1976, the Sex Pistols played for the first time in Manchester at the Lesser Free Trade Hall. The gig is seen as the catalyst for the Manchester music scene which followed

    When: Until 31st Dec 2022
    Address: Central Library{c} St Peter{a}s Square M2 5PD
    Website: More information... Twitter: @librarylivemcr

  • The Art of Banksy

    The Art of Banksy

    Discover how Banksy became the most talked about artist in modern history and explore the power of art to affect social change, inspire the public and lay bare the undercurrents of social issues with understated wit

    When: 21st Oct - 8th Jan 2023
    Address: MediaCityUk{c} The Piazza{c} Salford Quays M50 2HF
    Website: More information... Twitter: @HOME_mcr

  • The Lights

    The Lights

    An exhibition of neon, moving image, photography, digital drawing and sculpture on loan from the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool. The show is drawn from Grundy's ever-expanding light art collection

    When: Until 21st Jan 2023
    Address: Bury Art Museum{c} Moss Stree{c} Bury BL9 0DR
    Website: More information... Twitter: @BuryArtMuseum

  • Brigitte Jurack: Fieldnotes

    Brigitte Jurack: Fieldnotes

    In her largest solo exhibition, bringing together works produced in the UK, Spain and India over the last four years. Her work expresses a reverence for the natural world, environmental sustainability, craft and labour, as well as speaking to the extraordinary current times

    When: 29th Oct - 29th Jan 2023
    Address: HOME{c} 2 Tony Wilson Place{c} Manchester M15 4FN
    Website: More information... Twitter: @HOME_mcr

  • Arc Animation Exhibition

    Arc Animation Exhibition

    A showcase of new animated work created by participants from ARC (Art for Recovery in the Community, Stockport) as part of the engagement programme from Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, bringing animation to all

    When: 19th Nov - 25th Feb 2023
    Address: Waterside Exhibitions Centre{c} 1 Waterside{c} Sale M33 7ZF
    Website: More information... Twitter: @WatersideArts

  • Open House

    Open House

    Wallpapers began arriving at the Whitworth in 1967 and today we house a collection of around 10,000 examples. Some of these are luxurious, beautiful, old and hand printed, but most are the cheap and cheerful output of factories that gave remnants to museums after ceasing production

    When: 26th Nov - 26th Feb 2023
    Address: The Whitworth{c} Oxford Road{c} Manchester M15 6ER
    Website: More information... Twitter: @whitworthart

  • 100 years of the BBC in Manchester

    100 years of the BBC in Manchester

    Discover the story of 2ZY Radio, one of the UK's earliest radio stations, which was based in Manchester and managed by Metropolitan Vickers, one of the founding companies in the original BBC consortium

    When: Until 28th Feb 2023
    Address: SIM{c} Liverpool Road{c} Manchester M3 4FP
    Website: More information... Twitter: @sim_manchester

  • Althea McNish - Colour is Mine

    Althea McNish - Colour is Mine

    McNish was the first Caribbean designer to achieve international recognition and one of the most influential and innovative textile designers in the UK. Drawing on extensive new research, this exhibition explores McNish"s extraordinary career

    When: Until 23rd Apr 2023
    Address: The Whitworth{c} Oxford Road{c} Manchester M15 6ER
    Website: More information... Twitter: @whitworthart

  • Dandy Style

    Dandy Style

    Focuses on men"s fashion and image from the 18th century to the present day. The show explores how concepts such as elegance, uniformity and spectacle have evolved over the last 250 years

    When: Until 1st May 2023
    Address: Mosley Street{c} Manchester UK M2 3JL
    Website: More information... Twitter: @mcrartgallery

  • Turn It Up: The power of music

    Turn It Up: The power of music

    Make music together and play with beat, melody and harmonies in a newly commissioned musical playground. Find out how music can trigger emotions and memories, whether it can affect what you buy, and even what certain songs taste like

    When: Unitl 21st May 2023
    Address: SIM{c} Liverpool Road{c} Manchester M3 4FP
    Website: More information... Twitter: @sim_manchester

  • Windows of Youth Creativity: We Made It!

    Windows of Youth Creativity: We Made It!

    The displays are hosted in windows and spaces around the city including HOME, Central Library, the National Football Museum, the Royal Exchange and Manchester's brand-new Mayfield Park

    When: Until 27th Nov 2022
    Address: Walking And Exploration Across Manchetser
    Website: More information... Twitter: @wildinart

  • Out of the Crate

    Out of the Crate

    Come and look behind the scenes of Manchester"s publicly owned sculpture collection. Part exhibition, part research space, Out of the Crate delves into the un-tapped history of the collection

    When: Until 31st Dec 2024
    Address: Mosley Street{c} Manchester UK M2 3JL
    Website: More information... Twitter: @mcrartgallery

  • Constellations: Care & Resistance

    Constellations: Care & Resistance

    Jade Montserrat creates works on paper and performances exploring race, the body and language. She has made a major new work which will enter the city"s collection

    When: Until 31st Dec 2024
    Address: Mosley Street{c} Manchester UK M2 3JL
    Website: More information... Twitter: @mcrartgallery

  • 2022 Banner Exhibition

    2022 Banner Exhibition

    Banners are large and colourful representations of groundbreaking moments of protest and the people united by them. Join a march through the history of rights and equality in PHMus main galleries, discovering the memorable messages and motifs which make banners such a powerful tool in fighting for change

    When: Until 8th Jan '23
    Address: PHM{c} Left Bank{c} Spinningfields M3 3ER
    Website: More information... Twitter: @phmmcr

  • Bramhall Hall Guide Tours

    Bramhall Hall Guide Tours

    The Hall is one of the most beautiful treasures of England and it is of great national importance. A visit to the Hall offers visitors unique insights into the families and servants who lived and worked here

    When: Wed - Fri & Sundays
    Address: Hall Rd{c} Bramhall{c} Stockport SK7 3NX
    Website: More information... Twitter: @SMBC_Museums

  • Lark Hill Place: A Victorian Experience

    Lark Hill Place: A Victorian Experience

    Head onto the cobbles of Lark Hill Place, a carefully recreated street and step back in time to experience what life was like in Victorian Salford. The street is constructed with original shop fronts and objects

    When: Permanent Exhibition
    Address: Salford Museum {amp} Art Gallery{c} Peel Park The Crescent M5 4W
    Website: More information... Twitter: @SalfordMuseum

  • LS Lowry: The Art and The Artist

    LS Lowry: The Art and The Artist

    There are over 400 works in the collection, 57 of which are oil paintings. Alongside the works of art is an archive containing thousands of items ranging from photographs to press cuttings and exhibition catalogues. Both the collection and archive were formed by Salford Museum & Art Gallery and transferred to The Lowry in 2000.

    When: A Permanent Display Of The Best Of LS Lowry
    Address: The Lowry{c} Pier 8{c} Salford Quays{c} M50 3AZ
    Website: More information... Twitter: @The_Lowry

  • Stockport Air Raid Shelters

    Stockport Air Raid Shelters

    Stockport's intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors unparalleled insight into life in 1940s wartime Britain. When the Shelters opened in 1939 with room for 3,850 people, they were the largest purpose built civilian shelters in the country

    When: Closed Mondays
    Address: Chestergate{c} Cheshire{c} Stockport SK1 1NE
    Website: More information... Twitter: @SMBC_Museums

Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’

Bury - Part of Historic Manchester

Bury

Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip

Castlefield

Castlefield

Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions

China Town - City Centre

China Town

China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space

Deansgate

Deansgate

Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eat

Read About All Manchester‘s Quarters