Manchester city has in for you so much this summer that no one will be left with a bucket list that is not fulfilled. Attend science seminars, concerts, family festivals, eat all you can between street food to fine dining. Manchester is one stop for all your summer fun and leisure.
Here is our pick of the events you cannot miss
Ball Mania MCR (Adult ball pool)
28th April – 1st May
This bank holiday weekend is going to bring an extra special play for adults. No, it is not a theatre play but actual ball pool for adults to feel like a 3 year old again. There is much to dive in to; with more than 120,000 balls in a pool, if you find a golden one you win a prize. All fun and games for adults only, there are adult-size inflammables so jump around like you don’t care. It is a therapy that will take out the adult stress and bring out a carefree person in you. The centre of Manchester Pump yard at The Printworks is your place to be on 28th April till 1st of May. You get to have 30 minutes of dive in the pool anytime between 10 am – 10 pm. Ball Mania MCR takes a tour around the cities from Manchester to Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield, the adults too have fun summer goals now.
Bruno Mars at Manchester Arena
2nd – 3rd May
Manchester is part of Bruno Mars’s tour ‘The 24K Magic World Tour’. His new album seems to be golden and this multi Grammy award winner will be performing at the Manchester arena on 2nd and 3rd May. He is one of the best-selling artists, nominated by Grammy over 20 times, and had a blockbuster success on his last world tour while you don’t really need to be convincing to be the part of the crowd. The well acclaimed singer, song-writer, producer, director and overall an entertainer has been dominating the charts for a while now. Now Mars is ready to win your heart at Manchester Arena.
Manchester King Street Festival
The city’s most awaited festival is back this summer and bringing the king street alive by music, foods, art, games and much more for family entertainment. The festival is coordinated by Manchester’s Business Improvement District; Manchester BID on behalf of city centre retailers presents more than 50 of King Street’s premium stores, restaurants and hotels. The Manchester King Street community together hosts a fun, fashionable weekend offering exclusive featured dining, exclusive in-store events, complimentary gifts alongside free fizz and tastings. Art garden, street painting and public painting competition for the crowd alongside lawn games and a stylish crazy golf course.
The festival is also a platform for showcasing the best blues, swing and jazz bands in town while King Street’s rich history will be revealed during guided tours throughout the weekend.
One of the UK’s most exclusive streets, King Street is home to a wealth of premium brands and upscale eateries including Belstaff, Bravissimo, Castle Fine Arts, Cath Kidston, Diesel, DKNY, Jigsaw, House of Fraser, Kiehls, Mint Velvet, Pretty Green, The White Company, Virgin Money, El Gato Negro and Suri.
Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond
21st July 2016 – 25th June
10 am – 5 pm
At the Museum of Science and Industry there is something incredible and evolving to experience. Graphene is something that is invisible to the human eye, thinner than a human hair and 200 times tougher than steel. Graphene is made from a single atom layer of carbon; it is lightweight, conductive and super strong.
This 21st century wonder material has the potential to radically reshape and the way things will be designed and manufactured in a host of areas like racing cars to rust-free paint, from mobile phones to medical science.
In this ground-breaking exhibition, discover the history of graphite and graphene, journey with scientists and artists exploring the cutting edge of material technology and immerse yourself in the wonders of a two dimensional world.
Manchester International Festival 2017
June 29 – July 16
MIF happens every two years and lasts up to 18 straight days where cultural music, theatre and visual arts are focus of the entertainers. The MIF spreads across the different venues of the city where the featured concerts, movie premiers and other related events are the hub of the city’s crowd. MIF is by the Manchester community and for the Manchester community bringing everyone together in programmes of training workshops, and entertaining performances.
This year the highlighted events include:
In Theatrical performance the Jane Horrocks starring ‘Cotton Panic’ and renowned Berlin director Thomas Ostermeier’s (pictured) ‘Return To Reims’
Visual art performance by artist Phil Collins brings a giant statue of radical thinker Friedrich Engels to the centre of town and the True Faith exhibition looks at the on-going significance and influence of New Order and Joy Division in the world of art.
Live music by Arcade Fire, Bonobo, Sampha and Kojey Radical while many more to be announced.
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