Try out a new world-class mountain bike trail, as part of a campaign urging commuters to swap four wheels for two.
A major expansion of _FreebeeMCR, Manchester's public WiFi network, is taking place.
Squash, tennis and women’s football are among the sports on offer at Manchester’s annual weeklong festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their friends.
Broadway Leisure Centre in Moston is set to remain open, under revised proposals published by the council.
As Manchester United prepare to celebrate an historic 20th league title, details for the Premier League Champions 2012/13 trophy parade on Monday 13 May have been confirmed.
Manchester will be a host city for the Rugby World Cup 2015. England will play at the Manchester City stadium as part of the 20-nation event expected to attract 2.9m fans.
The Arts Council England has awarded us £5.5 million for HOME, the new production centre for international art, theatre and film. Coming to Manchester in spring 2015.
East Manchester will welcome a major new sporting hub, becoming the national home of both Speedway and Basketball, as proposals for the Belle Vue Sports Village are unveiled.
A brand new mountain bike skills area will be officially opened by Councillor Jim Battle, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, in Philips Park, Clayton, on Sunday 14 April 2013.
Manchester's Heaton Park has been awarded official country park status.
Piccadilly Gardens will become much cooler when an internationally renowned group of master ice sculptors will create a magical forest of icy creations for the Piccadilly Ice Festival.
Not only are Manchester’s Christmas Markets the original, biggest and the best, they are also one of the most environmentally friendly after receiving the Green Festival Award.
More than £20,000 has been awarded to sports clubs, athletes and coaches across Manchester, as part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Guided tours of Southern Cemetery, Chorlton, are set to take place for the very first time on Sunday 18 November.
Manchester’s world-famous Christmas Markets will soon return – and with new attractions they promise to be the biggest and the best yet.
Wythenshawe Hall is set to re-open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (27-28 October) for its first weekend staffed by volunteers.
As the clock is put back, the clock tower tours come back!
Residents are being invited to enjoy a safe and enjoyable bonfire night after the record success of last year’s events.
“When I see my son dance I always remember how he was just six hours away from being born a on a leap day, when they say children will leap and bound through life,” says Sara Bullows.
Wythenshawe Hall, which has been closed for a year, is set to open for a series of weekends after overwhelming support from a newly-formed friends group.
Olympic and Paralympic athletes will help Manchester show its appreciation of the hard work of the city’s best sports clubs, coaches, athletes, schools and volunteers at the Manchester Sports Awards.
A Manchester post box is to remain gold as a permanent reminder of the city’s victorious Olympic athletes.
The Labour Party will return to Manchester later this month for its Annual Conference, an event which is expected to generate £23.9m for the local economy.
The largest celebration of Team GB Olympians and Paralympians outside of London is set to take place in Manchester.
Manchester people are being urged to use Manchester Pride to send a message of solidarity to gay people in our sister city of St Petersburg.
A serviceman who lost both legs and an arm while on duty in Afghanistan is among a group of people with disabilities who will help launch the Paralympic Games in Manchester.
The largest celebration of South Asian arts and culture in the north of England returns to Manchester this weekend.
Would-be triathletes can have a go at this gruelling endurance sport - in the comfort of Exchange Square's popular Olympics Live Site.
Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July for the inaugural Alan Turing Memorial Award.
Swimmers based at Manchester Aquatics Centre will be representing their country during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A carnival atmosphere will come to Exchange Square this Friday as Manchester prepares for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
With the Olympic Games opening ceremony only days away, young people from across Manchester will take part in a week of special sporting events culminating in an ancient Olympic tradition.
Thai Olympic hopefuls have arrived in Manchester to train for London 2012.
More Manchester green spaces are flying the Green Flag than ever before - and the city's total is higher than any other local authority area in England or Wales for the seventh year running.
The Manchester Mega Mela in Platt Fields Park has become the latest casualty of the weather.
Levenshulme and Burnage Boxing Academy will officially open its doors on Friday 29 June at 7.15pm.
Manchester will thank all members of the armed forces, past and present, when it celebrates Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June in Piccadilly Gardens.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate all things Manchester for the third Manchester Day Parade and its theme – The Sky’s the Limit: A celebration of heroic achievements.
Northern Thunder were crowned champions at the nail biting final of the Fiat Netball Super League, their first ever Superleague victory.
A woman with a rare disease which means she can’t control how she moves has beaten the odds by learning how to swim again.
Visitors to Manchester city centre will be able to watch Olympic sporting events – and Jubilee celebrations – from the comfort of an urban garden.
More charities are set to benefit from the Bupa Great Manchester Run after a group of young volunteers collected nearly a tonne of clothing during the event.
The Manchester Primary School Squash competition saw three schools from across Manchester compete to be crowned Manchester Champions 2011-2012 at the National Squash Centre on Thursday 10 May.
The teacher who trained the wheelchair dance duo on last night's semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent (BGT), has spoken of his pride in both the act and art gaining national recognition.
Manchester is gearing up for a great weekend of sport as Sunday 20 May sees thousands of competitors take to the streets for the Great Manchester Run and Great CityGames.
Having attracted over 15,000 visitors over three-days to last year’s Manchester Picnic, the popular food fest is set to return to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre for its third year from 3- 5 August 2012 with more gourmet delights. Organised by Piccadilly Partnership, there will be stalls serving tasty treats from 11am – 6pm each day.
A Normandy veteran who narrowly missed being selected for the 1948 London Olympics will be welcoming sports fans from across the world to Greater Manchester for this summer’s Olympic events.
Manchester’s City Library will become gig venue for the first time as part of World Book Night 2012 - the nationwide celebration of the reading, recommending and giving of books.
The People’s History Museum is delighted to announce details of its exciting Protest Photography Evening and young photographers’ competition.
A hundred Wythenshawe residents literally had a fleeting visit with the Queen as they took part in a charity race at the BBC’s northern home in MediaCity.
Thousands of potential athletes are poised at the starting blocks for the country’s only full community replica of the 2012 Olympics – to be held in Wythenshawe.
Saturday 18 February saw Manchester City Council and the City of Manchester Water Polo Club begin a five year partnership that will help develop and promote the sport across the city.
Saturday 25 February 2012 – 23 February 2013 - Free Entry
Retailers, restaurants, transport bosses and Manchester City Council are joining forces to encourage people to visit the city centre and experience some great value deals.
Northern Thunder Netball Club are looking forward to the start of the national Fiat Netball Super League.
Visitors to Manchester's award-winning Christmas Markets have smashed the million mark.
The countdown to Christmas will begin in earnest on Thursday 1 December as Manchester welcomes a giant MCR Loves Christmas advent calendar to Piccadilly Gardens.
Hark! There’s a new star in the Twittersphere.
Saturday 12 November 2011 will mark Withington Leisure Centre’s centenary.
Girls Aloud favourite, Nicola Roberts and chart topping star, Tinchy Stryder have been announced as the headline acts to get Manchester’s Christmas party started.
This year’s Manchester fireworks displays smashed all attendance records – with more than 150,000 people enjoying a safe and enjoyable bonfire night in the city's parks.
The Manchester Day Parade will return in 2012 with the theme – The Sky’s the Limit…a celebration of heroic achievements.
A summer programme encouraging children to roll up for a circus-themed reading adventure has been hailed as a huge success after attracting even more youngsters than expected.
Manchester residents had their first glimpse of the brand new £24m National BMX Centre when it opened its doors on Saturday 6 August 2011.
It is only 12 months to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as the countdown begins Manchester will embrace the Olympic ideal of ‘taking part’ with a programme of events for the local community.
The largest celebration of South Asian arts and culture in the north of England is taking place in Manchester next weekend.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate all things Manchester for the second Manchester Day.
Hundreds of churchgoers from parishes across Manchester and Salford are set to take to the city streets on Monday 30 May for the traditional Whit Walk.
The first details of Manchester City FC’s FA Cup victory parade have been announced as players and fans begin to celebrate.
Pull up a deck chair and bask in a week of sea-side themed events in Wythenshawe town centre, culminating in a ‘royal honeymoon’ street party on Saturday 30 April.
Foster carers in Manchester will turn into authors for the day as they note down their most treasured memories of fostering at the launch of a ‘Big Book of Fostering’
Manchester City Council is working with the police and fire service to make sure residents remember this fireworks season for all the right reasons.
Manchester City Council is looking to recruit short break carers for disabled children at a free event this Saturday (25 September) in Blackley.
England’s World Cup hopes have been dashed, but the show must go on - on three dedicated screens at Castlefield, where football fans are invited to come and watch the rest of the tournament.
A new exhibition showing the past and present face of Manchester is about to open - and it’s all thanks to a view from an office window.
Barcelona and Manchester may be famous around the world for having football in common but it is really a well-known figure from history that is close to both their hearts.
Manchester’s St George’s Parade is taking place this Sunday 25 April 2010 with a cavalcade of floats, bands and performers that will make England’s patron saint proud.
A rock festival that will see ten of the city's most promising up and coming young singers and bands each get their own headlining slot, is being held tomorrow Saturday 17 April at the Zion Centre, Stretford Road, Hulme.
Manchester is a city with cultural ambition, which is set to soar as a result of a new vision that was agreed this week.
A silver, gilt and malachite paperweight model of Central Library, given to King George V more than 75 years ago to mark the building’s opening, has returned to the library.
Manchester has unveiled a comprehensive Christmas marketing campaign.
The GB Cycling team has been given the Freedom of the City, at a special ceremony at Manchester Town Hall.
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke to star at the Switch-On, Markets in every square, the return of the Ice Rink and surprises in Piccadilly Gardens.
Cheetham Festival is inviting residents and visitors alike to join a colourful celebration of creed and culture.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Mark Hughes have put aside their managerial rivalry to back Manchester’s bid to become a World Cup host city.
A free event to highlight Manchester’s campaign to be a host city for England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, will take place at Spinningfields next Tuesday (1st September).
Families are invited to put on their wellies this weekend to celebrate Wythenshawe Community Farm’s 25th birthday.
Manchester City Council offers a warm welcome to the Manchester Pride festival as the city looks forward to the Big Weekend (28 to 31 August).
A family fun day at Fallowfield Library on Saturday (29 August) will give local people the chance to see the new look refurbished premises.
Rain didn’t spoil play on Saturday as residents of Ardwick had the chance to let their hair down with the return of the annual Gartside Gardens family fun day.
Market traders in Wythenshawe are organising fund-raising events to help support people with cancer every day next week.
Historical photographs offer a fascinating insight into Victorian fashions.
Here’s a funny thing, people in Wythenshawe are being offered the chance to learn how to tickle an audience’s funny bone with a FREE stand-up comedy course.
The Labour Party has confirmed Manchester as the venue of its 2012 and 2014 annual conferences.
Young people in North Manchester who want to beat boredom these summer holidays need look no further than the Broadhurst Fieldfest on Thursday 20 August.
Visitors are being invited to enjoy a taste of one of Manchester's most vibrant districts in a family-friendly festival on Sunday 16 August.
It’s official; Manchester has more parks to be proud of than anywhere else in the country.
Green-fingered folk are being invited to make their gardens sparkle this summer with a visit to the newly refurbished Hidden Gem Garden Centre in Manchester City Council’s Heaton Park.
Manchester’s bid to be a host city for the World Cup in 2018 is gathering momentum with support flooding in from around the world.
Harpurhey’s iconic North City Library is inviting residents to a summer fete style garden party this weekend.
The Manchester Mega Mela is back at Platt Fields Parks with a colourful and vibrant celebration of Asian music, dance and culture.
Artwork on Whit Walks will be on show at a celebration event at Gorton Market in east Manchester on Saturday.
With the buzz and fervour of the Manchester International Festival making a lasting impression in the city, the festival pavilion is set to stay until August complete with live music, food and events.
Proposals for a £24 million national indoor BMX centre at Sportcity in east Manchester have been announced in advance of a report going to Manchester City Council’s Executive committee on 22 July.
The race is on to find the fastest young runner in Manchester.
A new book celebrating twelve months of creativity and fun in east Manchester is to be launched today.
Visitors to Manchester Markets will be spoilt for choice this summer as they get two for the price of one when the Book Market and Art Market open alongside one another in St Ann’s Square 17 - 19 July
Manchester City Council is inviting families to show their creative sides and help turn household waste into works of art during an event held this week as part of Manchester International Festival.
Manchester City Council has secured £1.1million worth of funding to develop or refurbish 22 play areas across Manchester through the Playbuilder initiative.
North Manchester residents are invited to join a leisurely walk next weekend to find out more about plans for the future of Moston Vale.
Swimming, horse-riding, multisports, arts & crafts, family cycling, DJ sessions and dance workshops are some of the 1,900 activity sessions provided by Manchester City Council for the summer holidays.
Wythenshawe Park will go back to its historical roots this weekend, as a Civil War re-enactment group descends upon the Manchester City Council owned park.
Theatre lovers have got their last chance to buy tickets to see Shakespeare’s Globe perform The Comedy Of Errors at Heaton Park.
Manchester City Council has reiterated its commitment to restore Alexandra Park following the disappointment of the recent decision by the Heritage Lottery Fund not to grant funds to the project.
Plant Hill Park in Blackley will be transformed into an authentic western playground next weekend, to mark the ‘Blackley Midsummer Madness Goes West’ festivities.
Preparations for Heaton Park’s largest ever, live music event are underway as Manchester band Oasis prepare to perform on 4, 6, 7 June.
Female boxers will have the chance to show just what they are made of at the National Finals of the Female Boxing Championships in Gorton.
As part of the biggest ever OASIS tour of open air venues in the UK and Ireland this summer there will be three homecoming shows on June 4th, 6th and 7th at Manchester's Heaton Park.
After nine weeks of tough competition between 11-a-side league teams across the city, the exciting Streetlife Cup Final, will leave everything to play for at the City Of Manchester Stadium.
Blackley’s very own Crocodile Dundee, Joe McQuade, will be in Blackley Forest this Saturday (30th May) as part of a day of activities to celebrate Manchester’s first community forest.
Feel the excitement, tension and sheer exhilaration of some of the best international sports events, which will be played out on the Manchester stage this summer.
One of Greater Manchester’s most well-known areas is the feature of a brand new exhibition and a series of talks at Manchester’s Central Library.
Free events in Manchester are helping families across the city beat the credit crunch blues by offering entertainment and activities for the increasing numbers of people choosing to holiday at home.
From 1 April, young people aged 16 and under have been able to swim for free in Manchester’s pools.
With a parade through the city centre, a special patriotic market and community events across the city, Manchester is holding St George’s Day celebrations to make England’s patron saint proud.
Local residents are invited to join in a morning of fun at Levenshulme Library next Friday 17 April to celebrate its refurbishment, which was completed earlier this year.
Children from 21 Manchester primary schools will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the Town Hall on 16 and 17 March, with a range of activities and entertainments inspired by the Emerald Isle.
Urban regeneration company New East Manchester and national sports development charity StreetGames are hosting a special family fun run on Sunday 15 March at Clayton Vale Centre in east Manchester.
Over one hundred people aged between 7 and 70 years participated in the second annual New East Manchester chess tournament that took place on Sunday (1st March 2009).
Northenden Library is offering free health checks on Thursday 26 February between 10am and 12pm.
Businesses of all sizes are invited to drop in and learn how Manchester Library & Information Service can help them find ways to boost their business, and get through the economic downturn.
10,000 attend Christmas Lights Switch-on. Record breaking year for Christmas Markets. 20,000 on the Snow-Slide in Piccadilly Gardens and 20,000 at the Spinningfields Ice-Rink so far…
For anyone out and about in Manchester this New Year’s Eve, fireworks will be let off in the city centre to mark the stroke of midnight and to welcome in 2009.
Angel Meadows is set to benefit from some brand new trees, which will be planted by a local youth organisation during National Tree Week, 26 November – 7 December.
Central Library is helping people beat the credit crunch with their Big Book Sale on Saturday 29 November.
Free swimming lessons for children across Manchester have proved so popular they are set to continue until Christmas benefiting more youngsters than ever.
Runner Ian Jones, winner of bronze medals in the 200 and 400 metres in the Paralympic Games in Beijing this summer, will switch on the Christmas lights at Sportcity on Thursday, 13 November.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Culture and Leisure and competition winner Claire Isherwood were raising glasses of pink milk last Friday 24 October.
An exhibition commemorating the 90th anniversary of the First World War has gone on display at Central Library.
A glittering line-up of showbiz performances will bring festive cheer by the sleigh-load to Manchester City Centre for the eagerly awaited Christmas Lights Switch-on, Friday 7 November.
With October half term just around the corner, keeping youngsters entertained can be a daunting task for parents.
Things will soon be getting spooky at Wythenshawe Park, as it prepares for some hair-raising Halloween activity made especially for little horrors.
Platt Fields Park will be the setting for an exciting day of celebrations in honour of the Hindu festivals of Dashehra and Diwali – the festival of light - this Saturday, 11 October.
Following the success of Central Library’s exhibition about Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, historian Brian Selby will give a talk about what was once one of the North West's premier tourist attractions
Music lovers from the North West are in for a treat when Manchester’s international tenor Martin Toal gives a rare live performance of songs from his CD Aria Celtica at Gorton Monastery on 10 October.
Residents from across the city are invited to have their say about Manchester’s parks and could win £100 of supermarket vouchers by doing so.
The Blackley Extreme Sports Event promises an exhilarating, rollercoaster ride of a day featuring a jam-packed line up of urban sports, music, art, and extreme activities.
This year’s Heritage Open Days sees the launch of an exciting new art trail in Wythenshawe Park.
Cheetham Festival is inviting residents and visitors alike to sample a taste of the area’s multi-cultural flavour.
The following closures are in place from 6am on Friday 22 August until 7am on Tuesday 26 August to create a safe and secure event site for those attending Manchester Pride 2008.
Following on from the success of the Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet, Heaton Park will play host to another outdoor drama production.
Songs, music and sports will come together in a major event in Manchester to mark the end of the Beijing Olympics and the handover to London in preparation for the 2012 Games.
For a gardener’s surgery offering advice for ailing plants and a selection of flowers straight from major shows such as RHS Tatton and Hampton Court, Heaton Park is the place to be this summer.
Colourful sights, sounds and smells will bring a flavour of the Caribbean to Manchester this weekend.
The wide range of activities on offer to young people in Charlestown, Moston and Harpurhey will be highlighted in an event on Thursday 21 August.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure has expressed his delight for the Mancunians who have been selected for Great Britain’s Olympic team.
A move to find a new 500-plus seat home for the Library Theatre was endorsed by the City Council’s Executive today, Wednesday 23 July.
Manchester has been named as the lead authority in the country for the third year in a row, as 27 of its green spaces were placed in the list of best parks in England and Wales.
Sporting youngsters from East Manchester reigned victorious in a squash tournament at the National Squash Centre last weekend.
More than £2 million pounds will be spent on Longsight Library as part of a major refurbishment to improve and expand services in the area.
Children from two schools have been trying out Manchester’s new world class BMX race track for the first time, as they find out about the sports activities that are on offer for them this summer.
With the credit crunch squeezing wallets around the city, allotments are enjoying a welcome revival as money-savvy consumers are saving at the supermarket and growing their own produce at home.
With 33,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the North West each year, Manchester Libraries are launching a breakthrough scheme with Macmillan Cancer Support to make advice and support more accessible.
Manchester City Council is set to recommend that a New Year’s Eve firework display should be held in the city centre.
A celebration of Central and Eastern Europe is taking place at Manchester’s Central Library this Saturday.
Young people visiting the North City Festival in Queens Park, Cheetham, on Saturday 5 July can sign up for knight school.
Manchester’s eagerly anticipated Fine Food Market returns to St Ann’s Square next week, 1 – 6 July.
A Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight turned heads and had cameras clicking by the hundred as it flew three times over Manchester Town Hall today.
Singing, dancing, music, a big parade and a Dakota fly-past over the city centre will all help mark the role of service veterans of all ages in Manchester this weekend.
The doors to Gorton’s brand-new market will officially open to the public on Saturday 28 June.
Genuine Ancient Egyptian artefacts will be on show at this year’s Crumpsall Carnival as the event travels back in time to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Novelist Irvine Welsh, Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, and legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke are all confirmed in the final line up for this weekend's Tony Wilson Experience in Manchester.
You’ve heard of Woodstock and now Northstock is bringing the best of local and international music and entertainment to North Manchester.
A unique and innovative look at society’s attitude towards alcohol will take place as part of the pioneering BODY WORLDS 4 exhibition at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry), for one night only.
A free trapeze course that gave those who took part last time lots of fun is back by popular demand.
Get on your bike - that's the call as Manchester City Council launches this year's Bike Week.
Manchester Art Gallery kicks off the summer with the first public exhibition of work from the Professional Footballers Association's (PFA) art collection.
Manchester City Council in conjunction with the Manchester Magic & Mystics will play host to a number of international basketball squads over the following weeks.
Lord Mayor of Manchester, Mavis Smitheman will today pick up her own pass to be able to swim for free.
Critically acclaimed and award-winning novelist M.J. Hyland will be at Chorlton Library on Monday 16 June for a unique book signing.
A special exhibition opens at Wythenshawe Hall on Saturday 7 June celebrating the gift of the hall and its park to the people of Manchester in 1926.
Wythenshawe Park is inviting local people to take part in BBC’s Springwatch challenge to restore the walled garden to its former glory by planting fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs.
The scent of summer is set to descend on Manchester in June, with the arrival of the Garden Market in Albert Square.
A full restoration of the bronze Edward VII monument in Whitworth Park has been completed.
Back by popular demand, another talk on the mysteries surrounding Manchester’s underground city will be given by local historian, Keith Warrender in June.
Manchester was filled with people on Sunday 18 May when 31,000 runners took to the streets for the sixth Bupa Great Manchester Run and many more thousands cheered them on.
Fans visiting Manchester for the UEFA Cup Final today (Wednesday 14 May) are expected to bring a boost of £20 million to the city and another £5 million to the wider North West.
Newton Heath Market is under-going a makeover to offer a better service to its customers.
Manchester is dressed up and ready to welcome a friendly invasion by tens of thousands of football fans tomorrow (Wednesday 14 May).
Football fans in Manchester in the run-up the UEFA Cup Final on Wednesday 14 May will have the chance to see what it’s all about – the UEFA Cup itself.
As Manchester gets ready to become a giant football party venue for the UEFA Cup Final on 14 May, the city is gearing up for one of its busiest days.
A Service of Remembrance to honour British and Russian victims of the Second World War will be held in Manchester on Friday (9 May 2008).
Fans in Manchester for the UEFA Cup Final WILL get the chance to watch the match on big outdoor screens at fan zones.
A group of Manchester youngsters have written a book all about their journey to the east.
Manchester is finalising major plans to welcome thousands of football fans when the UEFA Cup Final kicks off on Wednesday May 14.
A unique exhibition by pupils of Abbey Hey Primary School, exploring the history of the local area, will go on display at Gorton Library today.
15 young fashionistas from Harpurhey and Moston took to the catwalk last week in a unique fashion show that saw them modelling their own stylish creations, in a special event at North City Library.
Manchester’s boxing hero, Ricky Hatton, has taken time out of his busy training schedule to help Manchester Libraries launch the National Year of Reading 2008.
Withington Library is hosting a family fun day to celebrate their re-opening and promise lots of interesting and lively activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained.
‘Join A Library’ points will be in place across Manchester this weekend as the National Year of Reading 2008 prepares to launch in style.
England’s patron saint was remembered in Manchester with a colourful parade on Sunday featuring an English country garden designed and built by older people who use the Openshaw Resource Centre.
More big names have been added to the creative line-up for Reification* the Tony Wilson Experience, as submissions open for the next three weeks for talented young people who wish to be a part of it.
England’s patron saint will be remembered in Manchester with a colourful parade on Sunday and a tea dance on St George’s Day, Wednesday next week.
Manchester Art Gallery was awarded Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2008 during a glittering ceremony last week.
On Saturday 19 April, Albert Square will be the scene of a spectacular birthday bash to mark 100 years of the Territorial Army. The event will run from 8pm to 9pm and end with a fireworks display.
Six and seven year olds from Ewing Primary School, West Didsbury, will climb aboard the Manchester City Libraries ‘Reading Voyager’ mobile library this Monday.
A new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery (26 April – 20 July) showcases artworks by children and teachers from East Manchester schools alongside work by practising artists.
Money allocated to the innovative ‘Fallowfield: U decide’ event, where people who live, work or study in the area chose where council funding of £5,000 would be spent, is now being put to good use.
Heaton Park is to provide the backdrop for a stunning outdoor performance of Romeo & Juliet this summer, brought to Manchester by the prestigious Globe Theatre.
Golf professional and three times Open Champion, Nick Faldo, is inviting youngsters from across Manchester to showcase their talent in Heaton Park, as he searches Britain for the sport’s future stars.
British cyclists’ haul of nine gold medals in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships marked a sparkling start to six of the best sporting events to be held in Manchester this year.
The 9th FINA World Swimming Championships 2008 will be showcasing a fantastic programme of FREE public entertainment that is shaping up to be…erm… square!
The mysteries surrounding Manchester’s secret underground city could soon be solved thanks to a fascinating talk taking place at Central Library.
Hundreds of pupils from schools across Manchester will be the first to use a swimming pool specially built in the MEN Arena for world champions.
City Life co-founder and long-time Chorlton resident, Ed Glinert, will be talking about his forthcoming book, The Manchester Compendium, at Chorlton Library, Monday 21 April at 6pm.
Manchester Art Gallery has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Guardian Family Friendly Museum Awards, thanks to its welcoming and engaging approach to catering for family visitors.
On Friday 28 March, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex met key funders and supporters of Manchester Art Gallery at a special event marking 2008 as the gallery’s 125th anniversary.
The taste of France is coming to Chorlton, with a trial market pitching up in the centre for two days in June.
All over 60s in Manchester will be eligible for free swimming in Manchester's pools including the flagship Manchester Aquatics Centre from 1 June 2008.
A traditional horse tram is to join the Heaton Park Tramway’s collection of working vintage trams, following painstaking restorations carried out by The Manchester Transport Museum Society (MTMS).
Peter Saville, Liam Spencer, Steve Coogan, Ben Kelly, Peter Hook, and Mark Radcliffe have all pledged their support to Reification - the Tony Wilson Experience, this summer.
Youngsters from across Manchester have voted Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie, their favourite read of the year.
Young footballers from across the city will have their first taste of UEFA Cup glory on Monday when the coveted trophy arrives in the city.
Over 1,000 people from across the UK are expected to take part in Europe’s first Urbanathlon, an urban foot race, which will be held for the first time in east Manchester on 13th July 2008.
The fascinating story of Manchester’s first cotton factory is being told in a new exhibition at Manchester Central Library.
Women and girls from across Manchester are invited to try their hands at basketball on Saturday (8 March 2008).
Television’s Richard & Judy have given their support to the Manchester Book Award, which has had young people across the city avidly reading and voting for their favourite books.
Manchester City Council is consulting around the possibility of holding an official New Year celebration in the city.
Christina Jones’ Love Potions has been voted the region’s current favourite romantic novel, scooping the 2008 Pure Passion award.
The biggest names in design and the arts sign up to stage Manchester longest ever intelligent conversation, to benefit creative young people from the city and beyond.
Young footballers from across Manchester today (Wednesday 20 Feb 08) kicked off a 3v3 football competition that will involve more than 600 players.
There will be plenty for visitors at Peel Hall Park in Wythenshawe to chew over this weekend when they are treated to a taste of the past.
Local chess players are being invited to enter a new rapid play chess tournament to be held in March.
The inaugural Manchester International Festival was worth £29 million and attracted an extra 200,000 visitors to the city, according to an independent evaluation.
Football lovers keen to see a big match can make a Valentine’s Day date with their PCs to bid for a ticket for the UEFA Cup Final 2008 in Manchester.
Admirers will display their love for award-winning North City Library this Valentine’s Day evening.
Events will be held next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the Section 28 restrictions on local authorities “promoting homosexuality”.
A dazzling dance by a 175-foot Golden Dragon will mark the Chinese New Year in the centre of Manchester on Sunday (10 February 2008).
Journalist, broadcaster and novelist Sarfraz Manzoor will delight visitors to Central Library on 7 February with excerpts from his memoir Greetings From Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock & Roll.
Rarely-seen treasures from the history of the Hallé form part of an exhibition marking 150 years of Britain’s oldest professional symphony orchestra.
Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked in Manchester by a film event (25 Jan) involving a Holocaust survivor, students from secondary schools across the city, community representatives and city leaders
Lovers of football fans will be able to bid for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the object of their affections as tickets for the UEFA Cup Final 2008 in Manchester go on sale that day.
Manchester City Council and Sport England have announced that work will officially start on the new track in Platt Fields tomorrow, Thursday 10 January 2008.
Images of the average male and average female Mancunian are on display at Manchester Central Library until 12 January.
Saturday 15th December will see Christmas come to Central Library with a day of music and fun.
The run-up to next year’s UEFA Cup Final in Manchester got underway today (Thursday 6 December 2007) with an event to reveal the designs to publicise the event.
Manchester City Council has taken a decision not to sell any land in Marie Louise Gardens in Didsbury.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester will open the doors of the Town Hall to up to three hundred primary school children for a great big Christmas Party on Tuesday December 4.
Father Christmas will be pulling up in his tractor at the Farm Centre in Heaton Park to sample the hot chestnuts and listen to children’s wish lists.
You won’t need to travel to the North Pole this Christmas to meet Santa in a winter wonderland– only as far as north Manchester.
Two green sites in Manchester have been designated as Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) by Manchester City Council’s Executive Committee today (Wednesday November 21).
The Zion Arts Centre on Stretford Road in Hulme is set to go head-to-head in a phone vote with a Sefton cinema for a one-off funding opportunity to scoop up to an unprecedented £80,000.
Sam Davies, based at North City Library in Harpurhey, has secured his place among the top ten new librarians in the country.
Manchester’s Great Hall will be filled with song on Thursday December 6 as the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Glynn Evans, invites visitors to bring in the Christmas cheer.
An award of £30,000 will be made to Gorton Park for a new skate boarding facility after funds were secured from the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester’s Trust.
Manchester’s bonfire night events certainly went off with a bang this year with some of the highest visitor numbers ever.
Nine-year-old Ben Bridge thinks it’s just Parktastic. That was the name invented by Ben for a city-wide play project made possible by a huge lottery grant.
Chorlton not only boasts one of Manchester’s best libraries but it also hosts an increasingly popular annual book festival, which returns on November 12 to 24.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Glynn Evans will lead a commemoration ceremony at Philips Park Cemetery on Friday November 2 in honour of the recipients of the Victoria Cross.
Manchester Library Service has successfully bid for more than £1million from the Big Lottery Communities Library fund to create an improved library at Moss Side Powerhouse.
Visitors to Manchester city centre will have the chance to get their skates on again this Christmas – with a bigger-than-ever ice rink in Piccadilly Gardens.
Manchester’s own chart-topping pop heart-throb Shayne Ward will be the star attraction at the event to switch on his home city’s Christmas lights on 8 November.
The latest exhibition at Manchester Central Library is a fascinating collection of 40 photographs of life in contemporary Iran by Nancy Lindisfarne.
Ancient Japanese poetry has inspired a group of children at a play centre in Wythenshawe to write their own poems.
Manchester Art Gallery Free entry - A new exhibition of sketches and drawings documenting the lives of people working at Manchester’s two major football clubs.
Sportcity will be home to a Kick it out event on Saturday October 20, which will see youngsters compete in a football tournament to challenge racism.
Manchester Central Library will be holding a series of events aimed at small businesses and individuals who are practising e-commerce.
A map of memories and hopes for the future has been created by a group of residents in Collyhurst.
Longsight Library will be holding an event for people to see some of Manchester Libraries’ rarest books on Saturday October 13.
Hundreds of lanterns, a burning giant demon king and a fireworks finale will all light up a Mela to celebrate two of the most popular Hindu festivals, Dashehra and Diwali.
The sky will be alight with fireworks in the lead up to bonfire night and Manchester’s parks are the place to enjoy a fun, safe, family evening out.
Staff at Wythenshawe Park are warning people about coming to the park on Halloween. The fainthearted and easily frightened should keep away.
Manchester Libraries are looking to select a winning design for a new jute bag for users of the library.
Councillors and senior staff of Manchester City Council will take time out from serving the public to serve tea and coffee at a charity coffee morning on Friday (28 September).
A series of special events will mark the 25th birthday of Northenden Library on 8 October.
Nick Hornby is known for his bestsellers Fever Pitch and About a Boy and he will be talking about his new book Slam at East City Library on Ashton Old Road on Tuesday October 2 at 6.30pm.
A new website containing blogs from athletes, recipes from world champions and information on how to keep fit has launched for Manchester pupils.
Ricky Hatton, the boxer, will be presented with a Manchester: Making it Happen Award on Friday when he attends the Town Hall for a press conference.
Tuberculosis (TB) was rife in Manchester in the early twentieth century, with more than 2,000 children dying from this terrible disease every year.
On Saturday 22 September VIP7, a parent and family funday called Very Important Parents Day, will be held in the Commonwealth Suite at the City of Manchester Stadium at Sportcity in east Manchester.
Manchester is to host the grand final of the Street Athletics for the third year on Saturday September 15.
Sam Quinn has been keeping fit at his local leisure centre in Manchester since it opened – 75 years ago!
Since it opened its doors one year ago, around five million visitors have shopped at Manchester Arndale Market.
Friends of Philips Park celebrated the renewal of the Green Flag quality status for the Clayton park by raising the flag.
Responsible gambling experts today turned the spotlight on Manchester and problem gambling.
Visitors to the award-winning North City Library are snapping up the chance to capture their passion for it on camera.
Cheetham Festival promises a world of music, food and dance as venues around the area throw open their doors for a cultural celebration.
Come and see one of the country’s greatest examples of Victorian architecture as the grade I listed Town Hall will be open for tours as part of the Heritage Open Days on Sunday September 9.
Freshly baked bread from the mobile boulangerie, smoked garlic and the latest in Parisian chic will be on sale as the French Market brings a certain je ne sais quoi to St Ann’s Square.
Manchester City Council offers a warm welcome to the Manchester Pride festival, as the city looks forward to the Big Weekend (24 to 27 August).
The following closures are in place from 7am Friday 24 August until 7am Tuesday 28 August in order to create a secure event site, with access by ticket only, for those attending Manchester Pride.
A bingo caller who lost a staggering 30 stones is weighing in to launch a new trail linking Wythenshawe’s heritage hotspots.
Samples of water taken at Chorlton Water Park by the Environment Agency have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.
Art Treasures in Manchester is a major exhibition that marks the 150th anniversary of the largest art show ever seen in Britain, Art Treasures of the United Kingdom.
The theme of this year’s carnival is ‘Echoes of Freedom’ and will be a massive celebration of the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery.
It’s time to pack the picnic for what is sure to be a very memorable event for all the family, a free concert by the world famous Hallé Orchestra - Sunday 2 September 2007, 4 – 8pm
Manchester Central Library will host an exhibition of winning entries from the Society of Bookbinders’ International Competition, which is being held at their conference in York from August 9 to 11.
If you are wondering which bestseller to read during your summer holidays or how to order a meal in Spanish without resorting to sign language, then why not join the library.
Internationally-acclaimed artist George Wyllie MBE will welcome the latest addition to Hulme Park, a sculpture based on a Rolls Royce radiator grille, on Friday 10 August.
Over a thousand east Manchester residents enjoyed an afternoon at the ‘seaside’ in glorious sunshine at Openshaw Park, as the second of the east Manchester Party in the Parks got in to full swing.