Spotlight Events in Manchester
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Regardless of your budget there are events in Manchester all year round to be enjoyed by all. Museum exhibitions, vintage fairs and comedy events are just some of what’s on in Manchester to keep you entertained. All of the information is at your fingertips in our handy online events guide.

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Birds of a Feather
  • Tuesday 19th October, 9:30am - Until Sunday 31st October, 4:30pm
Birds of a Feather is a photographic exhibition showcasing work developed by participants of our social prescribing project SMASH: EXPLORE. View event
Prime MLM Software
  • Thursday 10th June - Until Monday 20th December
Prime MLM Software routinely develops complex applications that benefit the large multi-level marketing sector. Globally, this sector has evolved to its current position due to the innovative trends in... View event
Improv Comedy Course
  • Sunday 3rd October, 1:00pm - Until Sunday 21st November, 3:00pm
Whether you want to get on stage, make new connections or just have some fun don't miss this 8 week course with Manchester's longest running comedy workshops. View event
An Anthology of Joy
  • Friday 8th October - Until Saturday 23rd October
A free exhibition celebrating the small things that get us through. View event
mandla rae: as british as a watermelon
Black Gold Arts Festival and Contact, present the live world premiere of mandla rae's 'as british as a watermelon' “My name is mandla. It means power. I gave it to myself.” View event
BassJam Manchester
  • Saturday 23rd October, 9:00pm - Until Sunday 24th October, 3:00am
The North-West’s Heavyweight Beats, Bass, Grime & Bass-House promoter;, BassJam will make it’s long awaited return to Manchester’s iconic O2 Victoria Warehouse on Saturday 23rd October 2021. View event
Free Business Support Drop-in
Book a slot with our expert engagement officer to discuss all things business. View event
Sickbabe: Podcast Launch
  • Thursday 28th October 7:00pm until 8:30pm
Funny, frank chats with fellow #Sickbabes Created by artist Suriya Aisha, Sickbabe is a podcast series of funny, frank chats with fellow #Sickbabes who exist and resist everyday with invisible physical... View event
Chanje Kunda: Plant Fetish On Demand
  • Friday 29th October 12:00pm until 1:30pm
Available to watch on-demand from Tues 19 Oct - Fri 29 Oct 21 Plant Fetish is written and performed by Chanje Kunda, re-imagined for camera by film director Juliet Ellis. The film is a dark satirical... View event
Future Matter // Talks: Can a Small Music Ecosystem Affect Large-Scale Culture Change?
  • Friday 29th October 7:00pm until 8:30pm
Music artists creating legacies grace the stage for a panel talk Nine Nights is a black-owned and operated music business to create an ecosystem for Black culture, educating & elevating Black creative... View event
Cancer Research UK Manchester Shine Night Walk 2021
  • Saturday 30th October 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Manchester, are you ready for a night to remember? View event
Ergon Theatre: The Wicked Problem
This project was born out of a desire to bring together the arts and science in a unique way... As jury members, you will have to question your own morals. View event
The Union JACK Radio Comedy Club
Join Union JACK Radio for a series of live comedy nights at Manchester's The Frog & Bucket, featuring some of the nation's funniest people View event
Federation Infection Societies Conference 2021
  • Friday 5th November, 9:00am - Until Tuesday 9th November, 5:00pm
The largest UK infection conference that brings together delegates involved in all aspects of infection from basic science, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and clinical practice. View event
Muslims Marriage Events Manchester - Aged Event
  • Sunday 7th November 11:30am until 4:30pm
We are holding the next muslim marriage event on Sunday 7th November 2021 at Royal Nawaabs, 1008 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3WN. View event
  • Saturday 13th November 1:00pm until 2:30pm
The punk-rock musical... A boy is made a star due to his appearance, but the poo hits the fan... obviously..... View event
Deified and 5 of Manchester's Best: In Depths, Viral Strain, Vlka Fenryka, Kvilla and Karellen
  • Saturday 13th November 3:30pm until 10:30pm
Disciples of Death presents The Underworld Live, featuring Deified and five of the hardest, heaviest bands in the Manchester metal scene. View event
British Academy of Audiology Annual Conference 2021
  • Thursday 18th November, 8:30am - Until Friday 19th November, 3:15pm
Attracting over 500 delegates and 50 exhibitors along with an array of speakers, BAA conference is the largest audiology conference in the UK. View event
 Digital Twinning and Repivoting your Business
  • Thursday 18th November 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Industry 4.0 limited event series by IndustriGen. Repivoting your Business by IndustriGen. View event
The Queer House: Pink Lemonade
After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and a revival at the Bush Theatre early in September, Mika Onyx Johnson’s ★★★★★ long-awaited smash hit debut comes to Contact. View event
Dibby Theatre: First Time
A show about staying positive in a negative world Conceived, written and performed by theatre-maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall (It’s A Sin), First Time smashes through the stigma of HIV. View event
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas
  • Wednesday 1st December 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Celebrate Christmas with the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, by candlelight View event
Eight-Freestyle: Dick Whittington and his Amazing Cat
  • Saturday 11th December 12:00pm until 2:30pm
This December the road to Contact is paved with Panto Gold! The Bells are ringing out for a sure-fire Christmas hit show at CONTACT this Christmas as eight-freestyle present: ‘Dick Whittington and his... View event
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas
  • Monday 20th December 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Celebrate Christmas with the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, by candlelight View event
Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas
  • Thursday 23rd December 7:30pm until 9:15pm
Celebrate Christmas with the outstanding musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, by candlelight View event
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