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music Surprise Chef
YES | 29 May 2023

Surprise Chef’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip-hop.

theatre The Talent
HOME | 31 May – 1 June 2023

The Talent is a new show by Action Hero and Deborah Pearson about the legacy of the human voice in a non-human future.

theatre Starchitects
HOME | 1 – 3 June 2023

Five children dream of reaching the moon from their bedroom…join the ‘Starchitects’ as they plan their daring mission.

music Pride Classical
The Bridgewater Hall | 2 June 2023

The soundtrack to 50 years of love, hope and celebration, Pride Classical fuses anthemic melodies with irresistible rhythms,

music Flowdan
Joshua Brooks | 2 June 2023

A huge name within the Grime scene, Flowdan is coming to Manchester. Catch a British urban music legend live at Joshua Brooks this summer.

music audiobooks
YES | 3 June 2023

Expect heavy dub-driven monsters and irresistible synth-pop bangers when audiobooks play Yes this June.

theatre The Hero Next Door
HOME | 3 June 2023

The Hero Next Door at HOME is a celebration of difference, friendship and working together to do the right thing.

theatre Alasdair Beckett-King
HOME | 4 June 2023

Join the award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King on a ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders.

literature Festival of Libraries
Manchester Central Library | 6 – 11 June 2023

Festival of Libraries celebrates the role that Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries play in wellbeing, culture, creativity and more.

music Jen Cloher
The Deaf Institute | 7 June 2023

Jen Cloher’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit. Admirers have naturally gravitated towards Cloher’s incisive, generous songwriting.

theatre we were promised honey!
HOME | 7 – 10 June 2023

we were promised honey! is a hopeful, hopeless prophecy for humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there.

University of Manchester Community Festival
University Place | 10 June 2023

The University of Manchester Community Festival is bursting with science, art, hands-on activities and fascinating stories.