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families Glowing Writing Workshop
Contact | 17 – 18 October 2022

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud, Glowing is a show that debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives.

families Summer Fun in the Garden
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House | 28 July – 4 September 2022

‘Every Plant that Peeps up is a Treasure’ wrote Elizabeth Gaskell about her garden in Manchester and this summer we are taking families out into the garden to discover these treasures for themselves.

exhibition Forget Me Not: Poetry and pictures in Victorian and Edwardian greetings cards
Manchester Poetry Library | 11 July – 17 September 2022

Forget Me Not is a free exhibition exploring the relationship between poetry and pictures on greeting cards printed between 1840 and 1920.

theatre Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical
Palace Theatre | 4 – 23 July 2023

The smash-hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on Roald Dahl’s classic story.

theatre Marty and the Party
HOME | 23 – 25 February 2023

Marty and the Party is an adorable and cheeky show for young audiences and their grown-ups.

families Inspired by Libraries with Lemn Sissay
Manchester Central Library | 16 June 2022

Join Poet Lemn Sissay for an exciting talk on how libraries have inspired him in his life, taking place at Manchester Central Library as part of the Festival of Libraries.

Part of Festival of Libraries

families Inspired by Libraries with Jackie Kay and Abigail Reynolds
Manchester Poetry Library | 15 June 2022

Join poet Jackie Kay CBE and Artist Abigail Reynolds in conversation on the importance of libraries, hosted by Manchester Poetry Library.

Part of Festival of Libraries

families Hand Stitched Banner Making Workshop for ages 8+
Manchester Central Library | 30 May 2022

Leading up to Refugee Week, Manchester Libraries will be holding a series of banner making workshops with artist Ibukun Baldwin.

families Hand Stitched Banner Making Workshop for ages 8+
Manchester Central Library | 1 June 2022

Leading up to Refugee Week, Manchester Libraries will be holding a series of banner making workshops with artist Ibukun Baldwin.

theatre Handa’s Surprise
Z-arts | 28 May 2022

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production.

music The Hallé – Wild Swans
The Bridgewater Hall | 26 June 2022

The Hallé Children’s Choir take centre stage in Lin Marsh’s magical, musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.

literature Love to Read: Family Drop in at Manchester Poetry Library
Manchester Poetry Library | 18 June 2022

Manchester Poetry Library presents Love to Read: Family Drop, multi-lingual storytelling and activities for younger children and drop in discussion groups for teens and young adults.

festival Queen’s Jubilee Street Party
The Refuge | 3 June 2022

Join The Refuge for an alternative Queen’s Jubilee Street Party featuring a host of Manchester’s DJs and bands on the Refuge Terrace.

festival Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Circle Square | 3 June 2022

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee at Circle Square where they’ll be throwing a ‘Queen’tessentially’ Royal bash in Symphony Park at Manchester’s newest neighbourhood.

theatre Family Catwalk Extravaganza
Z-arts | 18 June 2022

Four dancers go head to head in a fashion and lip-sync battle for Z-arts Family Catwalk Extravaganza

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