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19 June - 3 January 2022
Use Hearing Protection
This immersive special exhibition at the Science and Industry Museum tells the story of Factory Records' formative years from 1978 to 1982.
23 June - 31 October 2021
Grayson’s Art Club
Manchester Art Gallery's exhibition of works selected by artist Grayson Perry during Grayson’s Art Club, the popular Channel 4 TV series.
1-31 October 2021
Black History Month
An annual festival that explores black history and celebrates the achievements of people of African and Caribbean heritage.
1 - 31 October
The Big Draw
A worldwide celebration of the universal language of drawing; a tool for learning, expression, and invention.
3 - 31 October 2021
A celebration of the harvest and food grown on the land, often marked in Christian churches.
18 - 19 October
A Muslim celebration of the birthday of the prophet Muhammad.
1 - 12 November 2021
The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, held this year in Glasgow.
1 - 14 November, 2021
Manchester Literature Festival: DIGITAL
Manchester's largest literature festival will this year feature a second programme of events, exclusively available online.
4 November 2021
A festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists.
11 November 2021
A memorial day to remember armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
1-28 February 2022
LGBTQ+ History Month
An annual observance and celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
3 March 2022
World Book Day
An annual celebration that promotes reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.
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