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The Manchester Weekender, 10 – 13 October 2013

The Manchester Weekender, 10 – 13 October 2013

Art, music, fashion, food, film, books, talks and walks: the weekend starts here

19 September 2013

The Manchester Weekender 2013This October, the Manchester Weekender, the city’s annual celebration of art and culture, returns for its fourth year. As ever, it offers a weekend-long snapshot of the best the city has to offer, from Jeremy Deller at Manchester Art Gallery and Steve McQueen at IWM North to an Un-Convention along the Corridor. Vogue comes to town, Cornerhouse does Double Indemnity, and Manchester District Music Archive is at The Lowry. In between are secret gigs, pop-up ‘zines, subcultural football, two exhibitions in a day, pedal-powered cinema, gastro tours and A Highland Romance. It’s a weekend of what we do best in Manchester: the informed, the strange, the cultured and the unforgettable.


On Saturday 12 October, the museum’s latest changing exhibition, The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative opens to the public.  Come along on the first weekend during The Manchester Weekender to find out more about the history of The Co-operative which started as the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) in Greater Manchester in 1863.

There are over 70 events, many of them free. Find the full programme at

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The Manchester Weekender is programmed and delivered by Creative Tourist, whose online magazine, covers art and travel in the North.

It is supported by Arts Council England, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery, along with Manchester Museums Consortium and Visit Manchester, highlights Manchester’s year-round programme of art, culture and music in the city, and supports the development of the cultural sector.