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Taking place near WA3 6RS

January 2019

January

23

Performance photography exhibition

Wednesday, Wednesday, January 23, 2019
St. James's House, Manchester

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission Performance was conceived early in 2012 as British excitement grew in anticipation of hosting the Olympics. Local sporting events were photographed as communities played their part in preparing for the Games.


January

25

Absolute Bowie celebrate the life of David Bowie i

Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019
The Brindley, Halton

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 10th year. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018.


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Martin Barre

Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

In Association with Classic Rock Society Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.


January

26

Aladdinsane (UK’s No 1 Bowie Tribute)

Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Citadel favourites, Aladdinsane return to once again pay tribute to the legend David Bowie. David Bowie, the legend, through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, into the 80’s and beyond.


January

27

Emirates Old Trafford Wedding Fayre

Sunday, Sunday, January 27, 2019
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

We'd like to invite you to our Emirates Old Trafford Wedding Fayre where we'll be hosting over 45 of the region's leading wedding suppliers. Whether you're looking for something specific or just want to get inspired, you'll find everything you need to make your big day extra special.


February 2019

February

2

Roxy Magic

Saturday, Saturday, February 2, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

ROXY MAGIC: A Night of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry “Wow!” Bryan Ferry “Awesome” Otis Ferry “It took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now and it’s very good.” Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay (Ken Bruce Show BBC Radio 2) “There`s only one Bryan Ferry, but if there were two the other one would be Kevin Hackett… absolutely brilliant band!” (Chris Evans BBC Radio 2) THE ROXY MAGIC MANIFESTO They recreate entirely live material that spans four decades, from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through to classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock.


To Stade: I Swear To...

Saturday, Saturday, February 2, 2019
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back on the road with a brand-new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.


February

8

Continental Circus Berlin

Friday, Friday, February 8, 2019
Event City, Manchester

Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world. In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally can not believe their eyes.


Ken Cheng - Best Dad Ever

Friday, Friday, February 8, 2019
The Dancehouse, Manchester

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng embarks on his UK-wide tour following a sold-out, award nominated run at the Edinburgh Festival. Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing.


Queens of Rock

Friday, Friday, February 8, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

The world’s greatest tribute show dedicated to female rock legends and powerhouse vocalists of the last 4 decades. With three of the UK’s most experienced and in demand Rock singers the show takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of the most famous hits by artists such as Cher, Bonnie Tyler, Heart, Pat Benatar, Pink, Tina Turner, Blondie, Stevie Nicks and many more… With full live band, outstanding costumes and stage presence the ‘Queens’ will be a sure ’hit’ with audiences of all ages.


Tom Stade: I Swear To...

Friday, Friday, February 8, 2019
Pyramid, Warrington

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back on the road with a brand-new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.


February

9

The Spitfires' Year Zero UK Tour

Saturday, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Gorilla, Manchester

Celebrated as one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today, The Spitfires will be conquering the skies as they embark on their twenty date 2018/19 UK tour. With their brilliant third album, Year Zero freshly under their belts, Watford based 4-piece The Spitfires consist of songwriter Billy Sullivan on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Long on Bass/backing vocals, Matt Johnson on drums and George Moorhouse on keyboards.


February

10

circus of horrors

Sunday, Sunday, February 10, 2019
Pyramid and Parr Hall, warrington

Circus of Horrors is touring throughout the world with its latest & greatest show, featuring unbelievable sword swallowers, hairculian women swinging around the auditorium from her hair, demon dwarfs, strong man, whirlwind acrobats, flaming limbo, sensational sinister aerialists, knife throwing, cross & long bow wielding Bond like Diva's, twisted contortion & lots, lots more in this rock n' roller coaster of a show that is now celebrating 24 years on the road & performed to a rock soundscape & with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an amalgamation of bizarre, dare devil & astounding Circus acts, accompanied by a rock n roll sound scape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek.


February

13

SparkPlug

Wednesday, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Home Manchester, Manchester

He’s got two Dads, my lad. One’s black.


Speed Dating in Manchester

Wednesday, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
slug and lettuce, Manchester

Manchester Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Manchester Events At one of our Manchester Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.


February

14

Manchester HR Summit February Manchester 2019

Thursday, Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Greater Manchester

The Manchester HR Summit is a unique event for senior HR professionals and the suppliers who service them. It is focused around connecting buyers with suppliers and covers all areas of Human Resources - from Absence Management to Team Building; Coaching to Talent Management; Benefits & Reward to Recruitment; and beyond.


February

15

Stop!...The Play

Friday, Friday, February 15, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Five neurotic actors, one stressed Stage Manager, a crazed director, an invisible playwright and an escaped monkey are desperately rehearsing the world’s worst play, which keeps being rewritten. And every rewrite is more hilariously terrible than the one before.


February

17

White Impact Wedding Atelier, Manchester

Sunday, Sunday, February 17, 2019
Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Greater Manchester

The leading Portuguese event management group is presenting a unique and highly exclusive annual bridal showcase event The White Impact Wedding Atelier. The happy couples from around the UK looking to marry in Portugal are invited to come and experience first-hand the renowned Portuguese hospitality, warmth and exceptional service in Manchester, in one on one appointments with the very finest Portuguese wedding planners and artisans suppliers.


February

20

Speed Dating in Manchester

Wednesday, Wednesday, February 20, 2019
slug and lettuce, Manchester

Manchester Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Manchester Events At one of our Manchester Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.


February

21

Is Doing Good Good For Business?

Thursday, Thursday, February 21, 2019
XYZ Building, Manchester

Join us for a thought provoking panel discussion and networking event in Manchester discussing how doing good is good for business. Venue: XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester, M3 3AQ Price Free Event Ticket: GBP 0.


February

22

Live/Wire the AC/DC Show

Friday, Friday, February 22, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls’ and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing.


February

23

Build It Live North West, Manchester

Saturday, Saturday, February 23, 2019
Eventcity, Manchester

Whether you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or extending to add space and value to an existing home, here are just some of the reasons you can’t afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Eventcity, Manchester on 23rd & 24th February. - Find practical solutions for your project - Gain FREE independent one-to-one advice from Build It’s team of experts - Attend some inspiring seminars & workshops - See and touch 1000s of cutting-edge and traditional products - Meet 100s of innovative suppliers - Learn the trick to finding your perfect plot of land - Hear from self-builders who’ve made their dream home happen All this and more, running at Eventcity, Manchester, Saturday 23rd February, 10am – 5pm & Sunday 24th February, 10am-4.


February

24

A Square World

Sunday, Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

This accidental happening throws everyone into disarray, the friends are suddenly divided into those who can and the one who can’t. The friends realise their daily routine is no longer as enjoyable as it was and together decide they need to redefine the rules of the square world in which they live.


February

27

SQLBits 2019

Wednesday, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Manchester Central, Manchester

SQLBits 2019 at Manchester Central, 27th February - 2nd March Network, develop and share your data knowledge at THE conference for leading data professionals SQLBits is the largest SQL Server conference in Europe for data professionals, led by Microsoft Data Platform experts. Born out of the hunger to share the latest developments, solutions and best practice, whilst forming a network of data professionals behind some of the most exciting developments on the Microsoft Data Platform.


March 2019

March

1

Leigh Comedy Night

Friday, Friday, March 1, 2019
Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, Leigh

LEIGH COMEDY NIGHT - Friday 1st March The Leigh Centurions Fans Forum Player Sponsorship group are delighted to present a hilarious Comedy Night. Featuring a star compere and 4 top class professional comedians, all comedy club regular acts.


SPACE – The Anthology Tour

Friday, Friday, March 1, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

By Arrangement with Selective Agency & Hug Live presents SPACE The latest studio album Give Me Your Future, recorded and produced by Grammy and Brit award winning pro-ducer Steve Levine who has also worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Deniece Williams and Gary Moore to name a few was released in August 2017, followed by the Box Set to include the 4 released Albums plus the un-released “Love you More Than Football” in early 2018. The bands 1990’s hit Female of the Species making the top of the album charts with the “TFI Album” – (Num-ber 1 in June 2015) Tommy, Franny and the boys all said they are very proud of the “Give Me Your Future” album Tommy said working with Steve Levine was amazing, the man gets into your head to imagine the sounds you want before you have played them, a true genius, this record is the most Space record we have ever made and we all look forward to sharing the record with you all…….


March

2

The Lancashire Hotpots

Saturday, Saturday, March 2, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

The comedy legends return for another fun filled night of music and laughter. Expect to hear all your old favourites such as 'Chippy Tea', 'Shopmobility Scooter' as well as some future favourites.


March

3

ANDREW MAXWELL – ‘SHOWTIME’ TOUR 2019

Sunday, Sunday, March 3, 2019
The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays

Channeling the spirit of his breakthrough award winning show ‘This is my Hour’ - ‘Showtime’ matches that burning sense of urgency that we deserve entertainment in the times we live in. If we've learned anything over the last year or two it's that you shouldn't take anything for granted.


March

5

World Healthcare Congress Europe, Manchester 2019

Tuesday, Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Manchester Central, Manchester

In today’s current climate healthcare professionals are facing a multitude of political, social and financial challenges. The congress will explore how the revolution of healthcare delivery will have a significant impact on health and financial sustainability.


March

6

Stuart Maconie - Jarrow, the Road to the Deep Sout

Wednesday, Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

In October 2016, writers and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways. From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to Westminster, join him on an entertaining, impassioned, enlightening journey through Britain then and now.


March

7

Role of the Non-Executive Director

Thursday, Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Principal Manchester, Greater Manchester

This comprehensive programme is designed to equip you with practical strategies to build your network, raise your profile to secure an appointment, and add value in the boardroom. As more individuals choose ‘portfolio careers’ and demand for non-executive directors continues to rise within multiple sectors including third sector organisations and private companies, it has never been more important to understand the critical requirements and appropriate skill set of a non-executive director.


March

9

Definitely Oasis

Saturday, Saturday, March 9, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Definitely Oasis are regarded by many Oasis fans and promoters alike as the best Oasis tribute band there is. The band regularly sell out top class venues across the UK and were recently the first ever tribute band to sell out Glasgow’s iconic Garage Venue quite an achievement when you consider only 3 years ago the band played there first gig in Glasgow to less than 50 people to now playing closer to 1000 people shows how good this band is and how far they have come.


March

10

Wow! It's Night Time (11:30am Performance)

Sunday, Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you’ll soon see… Little Angel Theatre’s production of WOW! Said the Owl enthralled young audiences both at their own venue and on tour throughout the country and we are delighted to present this stunning adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s nocturnal sequel.


Wow! It's Night Time (2:30pm Performance)

Sunday, Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you’ll soon see… Little Angel Theatre’s production of WOW! Said the Owl enthralled young audiences both at their own venue and on tour throughout the country and we are delighted to present this stunning adaptation of Tim Hopgood’s nocturnal sequel.


March

12

The Northern Business Exhibition

Tuesday, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester

The Northern Business Exhibition takes place in Manchester and brings together thousands of professionals every year making it the largest business show in the North of England. It is the go-to event for anyone starting or growing a business as well as for business professionals looking to improve skills and develop key relationships through networking.


March

16

Sari Schorr Band

Saturday, Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

“A Force of Nature” the debut album from one of today’s most exciting blues-rock singers, was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon, whose credits include Fleetwood Mac, The Blues Breakers, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In 2015, while in Memphis, Tennessee, to receive The Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award.


March

20

Crippled Black Phoenix at Rebellion, Manchester

Wednesday, Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Rebellion Manchester, Greater Manchester

Nightshift Promotions and Born Again Concerts proudly present: CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX (official) plus: Fotocrime + WeirdWolf + Ledfoot Price: £15.00 adv.


Speed Dating in Manchester

Wednesday, Wednesday, March 20, 2019
slug and lettuce, Manchester

Manchester Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Manchester Events At one of our Manchester Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.


March

21

Kamelot at Club Academy, Manchester

Thursday, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Manchester Academy, Greater Manchester

Tidal Concerts proudly presents: KAMELOT - The Shadow Tour Pt. II plus support.


March

22

Bon Jovi Forever

Friday, Friday, March 22, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

A high energy, electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands. BJF are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show, receiving rave reviews from fans and venue’s all over the UK.


March

23

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Saturday, Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

They have been at the top of the British Blues tree for over thirty years & the release of their latest album “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” simply confirms this status. Consistently rated as being one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, Mr Lamb leads the way as a Blues entertainer.


March

24

Resolution Run Cheshire 2019 5k / 10k / 15k

Sunday, Sunday, March 24, 2019
Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich

What's your resolution this year? If you're looking to shed a few pounds, aiming to be a bit healthier or just looking for something fun to do with friends, we can help. Take part in a Resolution Run near you this spring.


March

31

I Wish I Was A Mountain

Sunday, Sunday, March 31, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit. A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one.


April 2019

April

3

IP EXPO Manchester 2019

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Manchester Central, Manchester

IP EXPO Manchester, co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO, is the North's number ONE Enterprise IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. IP EXPO Manchester holds 3 IT events under one roof - IP EXPO, Cyber Security X and AI-Analytics X.


April

4

LEGENDS LIVE | UK TOUR | APRIL 2019

Thursday, Thursday, April 4, 2019
MANCHESTER O2 Apollo, Manchester

Following the success of last year’s Legends Live concerts, Tony Denton Promotions has announced a new tour for 2019. The show will bring together the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro, Pop icon David Essex, Les McKeown’s BAY CITY ROLLERS, legendary rock band Smokie and rock and rollers Showaddywaddy.


April

5

The Black Sheikhs

Friday, Friday, April 5, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Speak Easy, Play Hard. Vintage reprobates and genre alchemists, the Black Sheikhs fire heady concoctions of punk, pop, rock and swing, steaming into the 21st century.


April

6

Mama presents: An Evening of Genesis Music

Saturday, Saturday, April 6, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Mama are dedicated to reproducing the sights and sounds of a high octane contemporary Genesis rock concert with great musicianship and a full light show. Comprising of musicians from the North West, Mama have already established themselves as one of the top Genesis tribute bands in the UK.


April

7

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

Sunday, Sunday, April 7, 2019
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Be a part of the action and secure your place in the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon. Super fast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at the Lancashire County Cricket Club, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all finishers.


Resolution Run Manchester 2019 5k / 10k / 15k

Sunday, Sunday, April 7, 2019
Heaton Park, Manchester

What's your resolution this year? If you're looking to shed a few pounds, aiming to be a bit healthier or just looking for something fun to do with friends, we can help. Take part in a Resolution Run near you this spring.


April

12

Hue and Cry

Friday, Friday, April 12, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the classic live album Bitter Suite, Hue and Cry will be taking to the road for some very special stripped back shows in 2019. Bitter Suite, released in 1989, was Hue and Cry’s third album and the band’s first live album following the critical acclaim and chart success of their debut album Seduced and Abandoned and follow up Remote.


April

13

Mo Amer & Guz Khan - Persons of Interest

Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

Amer, having just released Netflix's The Vagabond, joins forces with YouTube sensation and star of BBC3's Man Like Mobeen Guz Khan for a full UK tour!.


April

18

Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes

Thursday, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

Based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series 'Rob Newman's Total Eclipse of Descartes', Rob's whirlwind tour of philosophy explores 3000 years of good and bad ideas from Pythagoras to driverless cars, by way of levitating Buddhist monks, Pavlov's dogs, Jean-Paul Sartre's mum, Fat Man On A Bridge, T. Rex, Morrissey and wire monkeys.


April

20

Absolute Bowie celebrate the life of David Bowie i

Saturday, Saturday, April 20, 2019
Pyramid Parr Hall, Warrington

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 10th year. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018.


April

21

The Bass Music Awards 2019 at Victoria Warehouse

Sunday, Sunday, April 21, 2019
Victoria Warehouse, Stretford

On April 21st 2019, The Bass Music Awards 2019 promises to be the biggest celebration of all things bass Manchester has ever seen. It takes place across two hugely atmospheric rooms at the city’s 5000 capacity o2 Victoria Warehouse with a huge line-up including genre leading superstars like Dimension, Friction + Linguistics, General Levy, Hype B2B Hazard, Pendulum, Guv + Eskman, Sub Focus, DJ Q B2B Jamie Duggan, General Foor, Joker, Majistrate, Nicky Blackmarket, Problem Central Ft (Majistrate, Logan D, Eksman, Evil B) and Shadow Demon Coalition.


April

24

Speed Dating in Manchester

Wednesday, Wednesday, April 24, 2019
slug and lettuce, Manchester

Manchester Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Manchester Events At one of our Manchester Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.


April

26

Legends of Laughter

Friday, Friday, April 26, 2019
The Monaco, Hindley

Mick Miller Comedy has evolved over the years and so has Mick Miller. He got his big break on ITV’s “New Faces” which was the premier talent show of its day.


April

27

Absolute Bowie celebrate the life of David Bowie i

Saturday, Saturday, April 27, 2019
Waterside, Greater Manchester

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 11th year. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018.


The Courtbetweeners

Saturday, Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

After seeing the Courteeners smash T in the Park, Reading and the 2016 support slot to the Stone Roses the lads couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a tribute to this amazing band, they decided to do something about it. Featuring songs from St Jude, Falcon and Anna enjoy the massive anthems of Courteeners with tracks such as The Opener and Are You In Love With A Notion, re-live the first album with Bide Your Time and Fallowfield Hillbilly and go crazy to crowd favourites like Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long.


May 2019

May

4

IO Earth

Saturday, Saturday, May 4, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Back by popular demand, presented by The Classic Rock Society One of the most exciting progressive rock bands on the UK scene at the moment, IO Earth released their debut album back in 2009. Led by the creative axis of Dave Cureton (guitars) and Adam Gough (keyboards), the band have released four albums to increasingly popular acclaim, with second album Moments being followed by the double disc epic New World and finally their latest, the stunning conceptual work Solitude.


May

11

The Little Welly Goes Wild - Kids OCR Family Festi

Saturday, Saturday, May 11, 2019
Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich

Let your kids Go Wild, Get Muddy and have a ‘Best Day Ever’! A day at The Little Welly is jam-packed full of fun, adventure and memories in the making! We choose beautiful countryside locations and using the landscape and natural features design a 3km course with over 30 big obstacles - involving water, foam and of course MUD! But there’s so much more, we have a festival field full of activities, music, live entertainment and seriously yummy refreshments! We love inspiring families to get outdoors, get active and share quality time together whilst having the most fun possible. But don’t worry safety is also our no.


May

12

Mencap Manchester Heaton Park 5km or 10km 12th May

Sunday, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Heaton Park Manchester, Greater Manchester

. Choose your distance - take on a 1km, 5km or 10km route around the largest urban park in Europe.


May

17

Andrea Gibson - Lord of the Butterflies Tour

Friday, Friday, May 17, 2019
The Dancehouse, Manchester

In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson's newest literary triumph, Lord of the Butterflies, is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest.


Greater Manchester Business Expo 2019

Friday, Friday, May 17, 2019
USN Bolton Arena, Bolton

The Greater Manchester Business Expo will take place in Bolton for the first time at the USN Bolton Arena, hot on the heels of the ground-breaking Lancashire Business Expo held annually at The Guild Hall in Preston. Organisers, Shout Network Ltd.


May

18

Larry Dean - Bampot Tour

Saturday, Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem..


Secret Affair “Glory Boys” 40th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, Saturday, May 18, 2019
Gorilla, Manchester

Secret Affair are very proud to announce the 40th Anniversary Tour of the album Glory Boys by releasing the first 50 tickets for all 14 show at £2.40 – these limited edition tickets go on sale Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 10:00 am.


The Patriots

Saturday, Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

Formed in mid-2013, The Patriots made a name for themselves in their local town with a blend of popular yet diverse covers and their original material. In 2016 they sold out the citadel for the release of their EP, Lost in Lights.


May

31

SHOWADDYWADDY

Friday, Friday, May 31, 2019
The Monaco, Hindley

Showaddywaddy had more UK hits in the 1970s than any other act…including Abba! From their winning appearance on an edition of 'New Faces', the 'Britain's Got Talent' of the day, to become runners-up in the series' 'All Winners Final', it took just a matter of months until the band released and secured their debut hit, 'Hey Rock And Roll', which reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. This 'Greatest Hits' vinyl LP collection, features 16 of the band's best-known singles, including nine Top Ten hits and the Million-Selling #1 single, 'Under The Moon Of Love'.


June 2019

June

1

The Doors Alive

Saturday, Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Citadel, St Helens

The Doors Alive widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960’s rock gods, The Doors, in the world today. The band formed in 2005.


June

7

Jess Glynne at Haydock Park Racecourse

Friday, Friday, June 7, 2019
Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows

. In her first few years in the music industry, Jess has carved out a unique slot all of her own.


June

10

PTCOG58 | 10-15 June 2019, Manchester

Monday, Monday, June 10, 2019
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester

The Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group is a worldwide organisation of scientists and professionals interested in proton, light ion and heavy charged particle radiotherapy. The mission of PTCOG is to promote science, technology and practical clinical application of particle therapy, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment of cancer to the highest possible standards in radiation therapy.


June

22

Beats on Pointe

Saturday, Saturday, June 22, 2019
The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

Direct from Australia and as part of its World Tour in 2019/20, Beats On Pointe is back in the UK to entertain audiences with its high energy and feel-good family show. Beats On Pointe features a highly talented cast of dance athletes, with the tightly choreographed show anchoring a dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds peppered with captivating dance theatre, freestyle acts, singing, moments of well-timed comedy and a killer soundtrack! Produced by Masters of Choreography this show fuses electrifying street dance and classical ballet to create the perfect entertainment for audiences of all ages.


July 2019

July

20

Rick Astley at Haydock Park Racecourse

Saturday, Saturday, July 20, 2019
Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows

If you think you know Lancashire's Rick Astley, think again. The much-loved multi-million selling 80s icon returned to capture the heart of a nation with his #1 platinum selling album "50" in 2016 and this year returned with his stellar album "Beautiful Life" in the Top 10.


August 2019

August

22

Creamfields 2019

Thursday, Thursday, August 22, 2019
Creamfields, Warrington

As the dust settles on this year’s festival season, one of the biggest was undoubtedly Creamfields which saw over 300 electronic acts perform across the August Bank Holiday weekend, attracting an audience of 70,000 plus over 7 million people tuning in from around the world to watch the live stream which featured performances from the likes of Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Axwell & Ingrosso, Major Lazer, Tiësto, Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sigma, Hardwell, Alan Fitzpatrick, Camelphat, Hot Since 82, Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Nicole Moudaber and Solardo to name a few www.creamfields.


September 2019

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Pedal to the Pier bike ride - Manchester to Blackp

Saturday, Saturday, September 14, 2019
Salford, Salford

Love mountain biking? Sign up for this incredible charity bike ride now! Choose from two distances; 100km off-road bike ride from vibrant Manchester to the bright lights of Blackpool, or the 50km off-road bike ride from the beautiful Cuerden Valley Park in Preston. 100km Start location: Salford Registration will be open from 7:30am until 8:30am.


Truckfest North West

Saturday, Saturday, September 14, 2019
Cheshire Showground, Knutsford

Truckfest is the thrilling family show! In addition to the hundreds of impressive haulage vehicles on show, there will be a host of other four and two-wheeled attractions including giant car-crushing American monster trucks and high-flying motorcycle stunts in the main arena and children's characters too! Find out more at www.truckfest.


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