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Jun 2022 Let’s Talk Zindabad
Contact | 6 June 2022

An afternoon of poetry, singing and storytelling from local artists from Let’s Talk organisation based in Rochdale celebrating the experiences from South Asian Muslim women.

May 2022 Works Ahead 2022
Contact | 26 – 27 May 2022

Works Ahead is the annual sample of new work-in-development curated by legendary Manchester performance art advocates, Word of Warning.

May 2022 Hidden Live
Royal Northern College of Music | 11 May 2022

Hidden LIVE, an immersive performance that will challenge you to encounter life as a young person struggling with their mental health.

Apr 2022 Nature, Archive & Anarchy by Kelly Jayne Jones
Castlefield Gallery | 21 April 2022

As part of Archives at Play, Kelly Jayne Jones uses sound to create a site of ritual, resonating with the fabric of the building at Castlefield Gallery.

Apr 2022 Music and Poetry with Mireia Calafell and Björt Rùnars
Manchester Poetry Library | 7 April 2022

Join Manchester Poetry Library for Mireia Calafell’s first UK performance, accompanied by Björt Rùnars and introduced by Jova Bagioli Reyes.

Until Apr 2022 Le nozze di Figaro (‘The Marriage of Figaro’)
Royal Northern College of Music | 27 March – 2 April 2022

RNCM’s 18th-century production sees students from across the College team up with a renowned creative team to bring Le nozze di Figaro to life this April.

Mar 2022 Goldberg: Jazz Variations
Royal Northern College of Music | 22 March 2022

Goldberg: Jazz Variations sees RNCM’s School of Keyboard Studies students perform Simon Parkin’s jazz-inspired arrangements.

Apr 2022 Dr John Cooper Clarke – I Wanna Be Yours
The Bridgewater Hall | 14 April 2022

In celebration of his long-awaited new autobiography I Wanna Be Yours, the original ‘people’s poet’ Dr. John Cooper Clarke returns to The Bridgewater Hall.

Mar 2022 An Evening with the RNCM Songsters and Chamber Choir
Royal Northern College of Music | 8 March 2022

An Evening with the RNCM Songsters and Chamber Choir to highlight the remarkable artistic achievements of female composers to mark International Women’s Day.

Mar 2022 RNCM Wind Orchestra with Mikhail Nemtsov (cello)
Royal Northern College of Music | 3 March 2022

RNCM Honorary Associate Artist, Mikhail Nemtsov joins students for an exhilarating programme of contemporary works for cello and wind orchestra.

Feb 2022 Palaver Party
Contact Theatre | 13 February 2022

Palaver Party is bringing all their most glittery and colourful friends to throw a FABULOUS performance party for kids (and their grown-ups too!).

Feb 2022 The Family Vogue Ball
Contact Theatre | 13 February 2022

Dress your finest, come learn the moves – then take to the floor for The Family Vogue Ball at Contact.

Feb 2022 Henry Rollins
The Bridgewater Hall | 28 February 2022

Former Black Flag singer turned actor Henry Rollins ends his ‘Good To See You’ tour here in Manchester.

Jan 2022 RNCM Brass Band Festival
Royal Northern College of Music | 28 – 30 January 2022

RNCM Brass Band Festival makes a welcome return featuring six of the UK’s leading brass bands and top soloists, young and old.

Feb 2022 Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers: Tribe
Royal Northern College of Music | 6 February 2022

Royal Northern College of Music welcomes back the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers as the headline event for the annual RNCM Day of Percussion.