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music Nils Frahm
The Bridgewater Hall | 10 July 2024

Berlin-based pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm brings a sonic alchemy of ambient textures and atmospheric electronica to The Bridgewater Hall this summer.

music Manchester Collective: Different Trains
Royal Northern College of Music | 20 September 2023

Different Trains is an exhilarating journey through time and memory, weaved together with live score for strings with field recordings and fragments of spoken word.

music Manchester Collective: The Unfurrowed Field
Royal Northern College of Music | 9 March 2024

Manchester Collective present The Unfurrowed Field at RNCM. A joyful fusion of jazz and Scottish folk music.

music Manchester Collective: Rothko Chapel
The Bridgewater Hall | 10 May 2024

In this audio-visual live concert, musicians and composers turn to the painter’s immense canvases for inspiration, reimagining them through sound and light.

business Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes Our World
Contact | 16 June 2023

The official homecoming launch event for Blue Machine, Dr Helen Czerski’s exploration of the “ocean engine”—the physics behind the ocean’s systems—and why it matters.

business Emerging Futures 2023
Contact | 18 July 2023

Emerging Futures returns for its third year exploring the themes around care in leadership and care towards others.

performance Sexuality Summer School Presents Nando Messias: Transmission: Sissy TV
Contact | 23 May 2023

Nando Messias invites you into their Narnian closet, a trans archive of exquisite ephemera, poignant stories and bodily wonders.

visual arts Whiskey Chow & Ro Robertson
Contact | 25 May 2023

Experience a screening of filmed performances by Whiskey Chow, a performance artist and Chinese drag king, and the other by Ro Roberston,

literature Prof. Minoli Salgado
Manchester Poetry Library | 18 April 2023

Join Manchester Poetry Library for the launch of Prof. Minoli Salgado’s Twelve Cries from Home: In Search of Sri Lanka’s Disappeared.

activity Stitching on the Border
Manchester Poetry Library | 5 April – 10 May 2023

Help Manchester Poetry Library complete Stitching on the Border, a new artwork dedicated to all people crossing boarders.

music RNCM Original Voices Festival
Royal Northern College of Music | 23 – 24 March 2023

RNCM Original Voices Festival celebrates new perspectives on music by reimagining how to perform and present works from the past.

theatre Snow Mouse
Z-arts | 16 – 31 December 2022

Join Z-arts this Christmas for Snow Mouse, an enchanting winter’s tale for children ages 0-4.

performance toooB
Z-arts | 5 March 2023

toooB is an enchanting wordless performance for 6-24 month-olds and their grown-ups.

theatre Queer Contact
Contact | 4 – 18 February 2023

Contact celebrates queer culture with an extraordinary line-up of LGBTQ+ talent heading our way for Queer Contact 2023

music RNCM Opera: Mansfield Park
Royal Northern College of Music | 26 March – 1 April 2023

RNCM’s opera students take on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park with musical styles ranging from Philip Glass to Stephen Sondheim with hints of Benjamin Britten along the way.

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