The transformation of the Pankhurst Centre exhibition space is incredible thanks to its new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family.
The nights may be drawing in as autumn gives way to winter, but there’s plenty of things to do in and around Oxford Road. Here’s our pick of the top things to do this month on the Oxford Road Corridor.
Completely A Hustling Place is an exhibition at Central Library from Venture Arts that offers an exciting and immersive showcase of creativity and studio output over the past year.
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.
Below The Bridge is an all-day live music event featuring the best new bands and singer-songwriters from across Manchester.
John Powell-Jones’ first major solo exhibition CYBERJUNK includes 3D and 2D animation, life-size characters, a comic book, ceramics and tufted wall hangings.
After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and a revival at the Bush Theatre early in September, Mika Onyx Johnson’s The Queer House: Pink Lemonade comes to Contact.
Blackwell’s Bookshop host the launch of Dan Hanks’ latest novel SWASHBUCKLERS – a nostalgic, wintery story perfect for fans of Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Stranger Things!
The Hallé are conducted by Sir Mark Elder IN Janacek’s Sinfonietta, an evening that also features Suk, Rachmaninov and Dukas.
Mercury Prize-nominated artist William Doyle performs at YES following the release of his new album Great Spans of Muddy Time, on which he continues his unique exploration of pop, art-rock, ambient and idiosyncratic compositions.
Speakers’ Corner: Sisterhood is a free exhibition at Contact – part celebration of sisterhood and part show of colourful individuality.
HOME screen House of Gucci, the latest film from Ridley Scott featuring an all-star cast including Adam Driver, Lady Gaga and Al Pacino.
The Nancy Rothwell Award has encouraged and celebrated biological specimen drawing since 2014 – promoting the value of observation, creativity and artistry in science learning and discovery.
They were our top pick of things to do this month, but there’s always lots to do in and around Oxford Road.
Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district with knowledge and culture to be discovered around every corner, from the historic Central Library in St Peter’s Square to the sprawling campuses of The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, both adorned with beautiful architecture and surrounded by landmarks, historic parks and contemporary green spaces.
There is a rich cultural heritage on Oxford Road Corridor with many of Manchester’s famous music venues here, whether you’re looking for a sophisticated evening at a world-class concert hall or an all-night rave, you can find a venue that suits your mood. For fans of the stage, there is a wide-ranging choice of theatre and performance on offer, from the contemporary and cutting-edge to huge musicals and family favourites. Likewise, the museums and galleries offer on Oxford Road Corridor is unrivalled in Manchester, with impressive historic and contemporary spaces that suit families looking for adventurous days out and culture buffs keen to see a mix of famous and emerging visual arts.
With hidden gems and heritage to uncover too and a huge variety of food and drink options available, there’s are always exciting things to do here on the Oxford Road Corridor.
The gallery in the park which has gained global attention with contemporary exhibition programmes giving new life to international collections.
A truly hands-on experience celebrating the life and literature of Elizabeth Gaskell, Manchester’s most famous Victorian writer.
Home of Emmeline Pankhurst and the place where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union – later known as the suffragettes – took place.
Victoria Baths is located just outside of the Oxford Road Corridor, but it’s an iconic treasure that’s well worth a visit.
Manchester’s centre for international contemporary culture has something for everyone with five cinemas, two theatres, art gallery, bookshop and restaurants.
Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery curates an exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art.
You can stop by on your lunch for a quick takeaway sandwich or burrito to take back to your desk or enjoy across the road in All Saints Park, or you stay longer and pick from a menu of mains in their downstairs cafe.
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.
Takk at University Green is an Icelandic inspired, independent coffee shop that offers tasty, artisan, single-source coffee and delicious brunch, snack and vegetarian options.
Zouk Tea Bar and Grill is a modern, exciting restaurant, serving up some of the very best Indian-Pakistani cuisine in Manchester.
The Refuge, at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, is a luxurious, modern restaurant, housed in a magnificent, Alfred Waterhouse designed, Victorian brick and terracotta building offers 10,000 sq ft of drinking and dining for everyone and anyone with the instruction “Come As You Are”.
WOOD Manchester offers one of the cities best fine dining experiences, from the locally-loved winner of 2015 MasterChef UK winner Simon Wood.
Seoul Kimchi is an intimate restaurant on Upper Brook Street that serves Manchester’s most acclaimed Korean cuisine.
The Font Manchester is a cracking bar found just off Oxford Road on New Wakefield St where it’s been for over 20 years.
Originally called The Temple of Convenience owing to its former life as a public toilet block, this is a tiny bar with some of the finest bathroom graffiti in town.
Sandbar, just off Oxford Road in Manchester, is a well-loved watering hole, with a great selection of ales and some eccentric seating.
Big Hands at the South end of Oxford Road may be small, but it comes with added rock n’ roll swagger, a great atmosphere and a lovely roof garden.
Bunny Jackson’s is a late-night music venue, dive bar and American diner on First Street. Expect cocktails, cold beer and chicken wings.
All Saints Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor. Perfect for a quick moment of calm on a busy day.
This 18-acre park opposite the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is an eye-catching green space and home to the Whitworth Art Gallery.
Enjoy views of some of the best architecture in Manchester in this green space which was opened in 2018 by The University of Manchester.
Circle Square is home to Symphony Park, a beautifully landscaped new space green space designed for socialising, entertaining, relaxing and exploring.
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.