Our Plastic Ocean: new exhibition addressing global crisis of marine plastic pollution

International award-winning photographer Mandy Barker brings a major touring retrospective Our Plastic Ocean to Waterside in Sale, Trafford from 10 January 2020. Barker collects debris...

Mozart the touring pop icon: how the great composer’s manuscripts reveal his life as...

Mozart’s autograph manuscripts reveal the secret stories behind his busy life as a touring musical celebrity, according to a musicologist from the University of...

Manchester Jewish Museum to mark Holocaust memorial Day 2020

On Monday January 27th 2020, Manchester Jewish Museum will mark Holocaust Memorial Day, (HMD) this international day of remembrance and the 75th anniversary of...

Brexit novel Middle England wins Costa prize

Britain’s first Brexit novel, “Middle England” by Jonathan Coe, won the £5,000 Costa book of the year award last night. The book was the third...

Casting is today announced for Quality Street, Laurie Sansom’s debut production as Artistic Director...

Casting is today announced for Quality Street, Laurie Sansom’s debut production as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides. The production, a rare revival of J.M....

Longlist for BBC Music Sound 2020 is revealed

The longlist for BBC Music Sound of 2020 has been unveiled, tipping ten new artists for success next year. Last year Octavian became the first...

Podcasts to listen out for in 2020: Meet the winners of Spotify’s Sound Up...

Four women have been awarded £10,000 towards developing their podcast idea in the latest edition of Spotify’s Sound Up UK programme, a week-long training...

John Grant will be touring the UK in May including a date at Manchester’s...

John Grant will be touring the UK in May including a date at Manchester’s RNCM on Sunday 17th May 2020. Following a successful year touring...

Percussionist Colin Currie welcomes in the New Year with the Northern Chamber Orchestra

The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s first Manchester concert of the New Year sees them joined by the marvellously talented Scottish percussionist, Colin Currie. He plays...

Unseen WW2 photos of Bing Crosby are released for the first time

For the first time the estate of Bing Crosby has released a series of extremely moving letters sent from Bing Crosby to the families...