There are plenty of terraces and beer gardens to enjoy outdoor drinks in the sunshine around Oxford Road.
Summer theatre, gigs, the return of Contact Young Company and The South Asian Heritage Festival. Loads to do this July in and around Oxford Road.
It’s going to be a busy July on Oxford Road with graduations taking place that will see thousands of students seeking out the Corridor’s most Instagrammable spots. If you are here for graduation, then good news, there are plenty of things to do this July.
South Asian Heritage Month begins on 18th July, the date that the Indian Independence Act 1947 gained royal assent from King George VI, and ends on 17th August. There can be few better places to celebrate than at Manchester Museum, only this year, they’ve moved their South Asian Heritage Month Festival to the Whitworth while the £15 million building transformation is completed at the museum.
Despite it being festival season there are still lots of gigs happening in the city this month. Following the release of their collaboration LP Henki, Richard Dawson joins forces with Finnish band Circle to bring the record to the live stage Gorilla. A fixture of the New York City Hip Hop scene, Wiki comes to Yes off the back of a recent collaboration with Emma-Jean Thackray.
Elsewhere there is a fascinating programme of summer theatre at HOME and we’re looking forward to Contact Young Company’s new project, a collaboration with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience. Both HOME and Contact have announced their autumn seasons and we’d recommend booking your tickets now.
We’re hoping for a July as sunny as June (mostly) was so get out there and enjoy the green space and plentiful beer gardens of Oxford Road.
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.
Both a road movie and a mystery, and featuring a sublime score by Ry Cooder, Wim Wenders’ Cannes winner is the pinnacle of the filmmaker’s career and the summation of his fascination with the American West.
The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
Still Parents is the first exhibition of its kind, creating a platform to share personal stories open conversations and break the wall of silence that continues to surround baby loss.
Wallpapers began arriving at the Whitworth in 1967, this exhibition delves into the galley’s collection of around 10,000 examples.
RNCM Lunchtime and Spotlight Concerts occur throughout the year and are a great introduction to Manchester’s famous conservatoire.
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.
Fayre Share Fayre is a group show that brings together over 40 artists with a connection to Greater Manchester.
In response to Russia’s invasion of its sovereign neighbour, Collins and Radynski transform Engels into a mouthpiece, amplifying the voices of Ukrainian writers and activists
British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions will also adapt to local contexts. In Manchester the exhibition will engage with the evolving nature of work and the ongoing struggle to shape a new social contract.
Alongside partners across the city, the Whitworth will host the forthcoming British Art Show 9, the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK
Hayward Gallery Touring’s landmark exhibition British Art Show 9 is at Castlefield Gallery until 4 September.
Heading to HOME, The British Art Show is recognised as the most pertinent recurring exhibition of contemporary art produced in the UK.
Presented at HOME and across Manchester City Centre in collaboration with Jack Arts, Short Supply’s annual MADE IT exhibition features work from over 200 new art graduates based in the North West.
Castlefield Gallery presents an exhibition of affordable editioned work you can buy and own from five North West-based artists.
Slip.Stream.Slip celebrates game engine culture and how our relationship to images, sounds and interactivity has been transformed by technologies such as the Unity and Unreal engines.
Based on the 1992 American comedy, the Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to Manchester’s Palace Theatre this Summer.
An exhibition featuring the work of 8 women artists who have been collaborating for the last 4 years through Global Arts Manchester.
Time & Again take on Shakespeare’s joyous comedy Much Ado About Nothing featuring deck chairs, dancing, and their ever distinctive vintage costumes.
Here & Now mischievously re-examines the pact between audience and performer and celebrates the beautiful ‘here and now’ of live theatre.
Richard Dawson joins forces with Finnish band Circle – described as “the world’s greatest band – in every category” – to bring their collaborative record onto the live stage.
Young musicians from leading music conservatoires across the world join RNCM students to explore The 21c Global Orchestra.Young musicians from leading music conservatoires across the world join RNCM students to explore The 21c Global Orchestra.
Back by popular demand! Get ready for an evening of music and comedy from star of the US version of The Office, Creed Bratton.
A sort of dance show about flab, double chins & the men they are attached to.
Alfie’s First Fight is a funny and heart-warming show that packs a punch for children aged 5+ and their grown-ups.
This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.
Forget Me Not is a free exhibition exploring the relationship between poetry and pictures on greeting cards printed between 1840 and 1920.
Manchester Metropolitan University presents The Illustrated Woman: the art of tattoo a day of special events to launch Helen Mort’s latest poetry collection.
Manchester launch of Camilla Grudova’s Children of Paradise – a surreal, discomforting debut novel. Camilla will be in conversation with host Naomi Frisby.
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed.
The sparkling synth pop and Motorik Krautrock of Manchester-based three-piece W.H. Lung head to Gorilla this summer.
Manchester Museum is excited to be hosting a private screening of The Singh Twins’ film Jallianwala: Repression & Retribution
Manchester Museum is celebrating South Asian Heritage Month with an unmissable two-day festival featuring film, music, workshops and more.
Join Our Shared Cultural Heritage for a poetry workshop exploring taboos and untouched topics within South Asian culture and community.
A tribute to, and celebration of Bengali folk music, that has shaped the cultural identity of Bengali communities both in South Asia and the diaspora, including the UK.
Join Anita Sethi and explore themes of place, nature, journeying and how writing can bring a sense of belonging.
Get an insight into Manchester Museum’s ground-breaking South Asia Gallery, its development, vision and goals.
Carrying the torch for NYC’s master MC’s; representing for the freaks, wierdos and underbelly culture.
British Culture Archive Presents: Together As One – A Celebration of Manchester’s LGBTQ+ Community at The Refuge at The Kimpton Clocktower.
‘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.
CYC team up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience this summer at Contact.
Explore the areas not normally accessible to the general public at Central Library and discover how they tell the story of this iconic building.
Random Acts of Kindness presents a wide range of mixed media work across a range of artistic focus, from the concrete to the abstract.
Get some nourishment and join the Yoga Brunch with the best views of the city.
Make A Scene invite you to Contact for their latest high camp interactive film showing…Death Becomes Her.
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.