What’s on? Lots on…

I love Manchester: it’s the funkiest, edgiest, dirtiest city in the UK. It’s a mish-mash of architecture and a melting pot of people. Living here, we can dip our fingers into many cultural pies and take a nibble of this and a mouthful of that. Below is a list of things to see and do during October that should accommodate all tastes:


  • Royal Exchange Theatre: Good from 12 October until 5 November; Dagmar Krause on 25 October.
  • The fabulous Manchester Literature Festival kicks off on 10th October and runs until 23rd October. Quite a few of the events are free, but you’ll need to hurry to reserve your ticket(s).
  • We are ExtInked exhibition at Manchester Museum. You can view more exciting things to see and do at Manchester Museum in October here.
  • Here’s what’s going on at Mad Lab in October.
  • The fabulous Cornerhouse not only shows the latest world films, but also hosts art exhibitions and educational courses too.
  • Want to get out and about in the fresh air? The National Trust are holding a Walking Festival during October.
  • The wonderful Ford Madox-Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer exhibition, is a must-see event at Manchester Art Gallery. There’s also still plenty of time to catch the Grayson Perry exhibits which will be on show until February 2012.
  • The Gallery of Costume’s latest exhibition is on the brilliant French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent.
  •  Until 13 November, the People’s History Museum is hosting an exhibition of artwork by J Chuhan as part of the Asian Triennial 2011.
  • Hot Bed Press in Salford, offer fine art courses in printmaking, book-making, photo-etching etc.
  • If you like modern architecture then you may be interested in what’s on at CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment).