Unmissable events: March in Manchester

Image Courtesy of Megan Marie Griffith for Girl Gang Manchester.

Spring is in the air or so we hope!

With this in mind, we wanted to bring you our top tips for what’s coming up in March this year. Make sure your tickets are bought and the dates are in your diary for the following events. If you would like more ideas for what’s on straight to your inbox, sign up at goseethis.com/signup

Wonder Woman Manchester

For us, this is one of the most anticipated festivals of the calendar year. Led by the People’s History Museum and Creative Tourist, Wonder Women 2017 takes place from 2-12 March. Expect radical, feminist exhibitions, talks, tours and theatre shows across Greater Manchester in various venues.  Launching the festival will be “Making The Strange Familiar with Instigate Arts” at Manchester Art Gallery. We also can’t wait for Girl Gang Manchester: Speed Mate-ing. Here you will be invited to a speed friendship-making session which is inspired by dating shows, teenage sleepovers, art attack and more.  For further information on the events taking place as part of Wonder Woman festival, head over to Creative Tourist

Andy Warhol at the Whitworth

It is now two years since the Whitworth reopened after its impressive renovation. The gallery in the park’s alluring programme of changing exhibitions have made us want to return repeatedly over this time.

Their latest offering is a display of Andy Warhol’s work.  Stepping inside the exhibition space, the walls are lined with bright screen-prints which the content of is a stark contrast to the bright colours that initially grab your attention. Skulls and camouflage prints are shown alongside  self-portraits of Warhol; the exhibition focuses on themes of death, politics and identity.

Make sure that you visit the exhibition before it ends on the 16 April 2017.

Manchester Film Festival

Running from 2 to 5 March, the Manchester Film Festival includes everything from experimental films, to documentaries to animation and music video. Expect to see upcoming stars as well as recognisable favorites such as Helen Mirren and Cillian Murphy on the screen in the festival hub on the top floor of the Odeon. The three main strands of this year’s festival will be “Rising Stars”, “Be Who You Are Say What You Feel” and the annual “Women In Film.”  Find full details on the film screenings and have a look at the official festival guide by clicking here

Manchester Literature Festival presents an evening with Simon Armitage

Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage, will be at The Dancehouse on 6 March. Manchester Literature Festival welcome back the acclaimed writer to discuss his  long-awaited new poetry collection The Unaccompanied. Copies of the book will be on sale on the night, and some ticket options include a discounted copy. This event will sell out quickly, so make sure you book your tickets whilst they are still available. For more information visit: manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk 

The Commitments at The Palace Theatre

Direct from a successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments, comes to Manchester from 27 March to 1 April.  Adapted from the novel by author Roddy Doyle, the show will have you up on your feet and dancing to over 20 soul classics. Expect to hear Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High,  Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and more in this fantastically feel good  production.

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