Oxford Road is packed with a great range of bars and pubs where you can get your fill of cocktails, spirits and any other liquor you can think of.
Oxford Road is feeling busier than it has done in the past few years and there are loads of things happening here this October to keep the buzzing crowds busy.
October gets off to a flyer with Neighbourhood Festival returning to Oxford Road stages, bringing us indie titans The Snuts, local heroes Everything Everything and alternative quartet Sundara Karma alongside a quality line-up of eighty-plus other acts. Also on this first weekend is Emergency, Manchester’s twenty-second micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold and the beautiful in the world of performance art.
Manchester Literature Festival takes place at spaces across Oxford Road this month, celebrating imagination, ideas, stories, and voices from around the world. It is part of Manchester’s rich literary tapestry and we’re delighted to have a preview introduction from the festival’s organisers.
October is Black History Month and it remains as important as ever. This is reflected in the programming of spaces across Oxford Road, both celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black people to the UK and around the world, and ensuring Black history is represented and celebrated.
A blockbuster arrives at Palace Theatre this month as The Lion King begins a two-month run in Manchester. On a slightly smaller stage, we’re very excited to see Keisha Thompson team up with Contact Young Company to bring us Halo, a new show inspired by the Halo Code, a campaign fighting for the protection and celebration of Black hair and hairstyles, Halo explores young people’s experiences in schools and workplaces in regards to their hair.
There are new exhibitions at Castlefield Gallery, the Whitworth and HOME as well as another superb month of gigs including Sampa The Great (now postponed), Manchester Folk Festival, GZA, Gilla Band and many many more.
There’s so much to do this October around Oxford Road, here are just a few of the best bits…
Oxford Road Corridor has a number of historic parks and contemporary green spaces to enjoy.
The food and drink in Manchester is some of the best in the UK with many of the finest offerings found here on the Oxford Road Corridor.
The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
Exchanges sets art and artist together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention.
Fairy Tales is Z-arts latest exhibition, an interactive world of play and storytelling for children up to 8-years old and their grown-ups.
The Whitworth presents the first major retrospective of Althea McNish, one of the UK’s most influential and innovative textile designers and the first designer of Caribbean descent to achieve international recognition.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney’s multi-award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience you can experience at Manchester’s Palace Theatre.
Artist and climate activist Brigitte Jurack’s largest solo show to date, bringing together works produced in the UK, Spain and India.
A lively and exuberant exhibition of the work of Nina Chua and Daniel Silver, part of Castlefield Gallery’s ongoing series of two person shows.
Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.
First Street is a vibrant neighbourhood between Oxford Road and Deansgate, it is home to a number of businesses and is a popular spot for food, drink and culture.
Hatch is Manchester’s pop-up retail, food and drink destination on Oxford Road with something for just about everyone. It is a place to shop, eat and drink, 7 days a week at over 30 independent traders.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offers an unforgettable stay on Oxford Road Corridor in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.
Hyatt Regency Manchester is an elegant, modern hotel set in the heart of Oxford Road Corridor.
The Midland Hotel is one of the most famous places to stay in Manchester, and one of Oxford Road Corridor’s most lavishly decorated hotels.
The Holiday Inn Express on Oxford Road is a centrally located hotel that offers visitors great value for money.
Hotel ibis on Princess Street offers 126 value for money rooms in a central Manchester location near Oxford Road.