There are plenty of terraces and beer gardens to enjoy outdoor drinks in the sunshine around Oxford Road.
Loads of things to do this September around Oxford Road as students return along with thrilling theatre, new exhibitions and gigs, gigs and more gigs.
September is an exciting time to be in Manchester as more than 80,000 students arrive and Oxford Road springs to life. Along with an influx of new minds, the cultural scene ramps up as we head into the autumn.
Contact and RNCM celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and both have lots to see in their jubilee seasons. Manchester Collective join RNCM as one of their new Artists-in-Residence. From side-by-side initiatives and fantastic performances, they’ll work closely with our students, giving them unprecedented insight into one of the UK’s most innovative chamber orchestras. This September, see WEATHER, a new Manchester Collective performance co-commissioned with the Southbank Centre. Another must-see show at RNCM this month is New Dawn Fades, the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division.
Ahead of a new show inspired by the Halo Code; a campaign fighting for the protection and celebration of Black hair and hairstyles, Contact celebrates World Afro Day on the 15th of September. Also this month they host highly-anticipated shows by Sophie Hagan, Not Your Circus Dog collective and Spoken Movement.
HOME’s new season kicks off with 12 Last Songs, a 12-hour live exhibition of people in an epic performance that casts the steady rhythms of life on a carnival scale. We’re also excited about Kin, Gecko’s hypnotising dance piece compelled by a global soundtrack.
Finally, there are loads of gigs happening across Oxford Road this September, we’ve picked out a few below, but do seek out the full listings, it’s another massive autumn for seeing live music in Manchester.
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.
Wallpapers began arriving at the Whitworth in 1967, this exhibition delves into the galley’s collection of around 10,000 examples.
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.
An exhibition featuring the work of 8 women artists who have been collaborating for the last 4 years through Global Arts Manchester.
British Culture Archive Presents: Together As One – A Celebration of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Community at The Refuge at The Kimpton Clocktower.
The World Reimagined sees trails of large globe sculptures in cities across the UK. In Manhcester you can find one at HOME.
The MA Show celebrates the work of Manchester School of Art’s postgraduate students.
Artists Matthew Bamber and Ivy Kalungi explore how images, objects and bodies hold memories of personal and social histories.
Berlin-based, Australian disco-pop quintet Parcels head to Manchester with brand new music from their second album, Day/Night.
Prepare to be moved to the core by Gecko’s hypnotising beauty, compelling global soundtrack, and unbarred emotion. Look inwards and ask ‘Who am I, and where do I belong?’
Kehinde Andrews will be talking about how genocide, slavery and colonialism are the key foundation stones upon which the West was built.
Independent Manchester Beer Convention, aka Indy Man Beer Con, is a world-class showcase for the best breweries from the UK and beyond.
Join Thea Lenarduzzi in conversation with the Centre for New Writing’s Kaye Mitchell at Blackwell’s this September.
A brilliantly unique meeting of hip hop and theatre, Spoken Movement’s Family Honour asks how far one would go to uphold family expectations.
Join the Not Your Circus Dog collective in an evening of shameless sexy punk crip cabaret.
A new production of New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division and Manchester celebrates its 10th anniversary at RNCM.
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.