Manchester may be well known for its industrial landscapes and particularly mild & wet weather but if you can brush that aside then many will attest to the fact that Manchester and the surrounding towns has so much to offer that you will be like a child in a sweet shop given a point in the right direction.
Those that are visiting Manchester for the first time will benefit from the fact that the recent completion of the Metrolink tram line makes getting around both the centre of the city and other famous towns such as Bury, well known for its thriving outdoor market, a place largely visited to obtain a helping of Bury black pudding.
There are many reasons why Manchester is the most visited city in England outside of London, as well as bolstering two of the biggest football clubs in the world the city also has two universities, a plethora of historic buildings & museums, countryside walkways & canals as well as being the home of the Worlds first ever railway station.
So if, with eager anticipation you are thinking of whisking your better half off to explore the fine things on offer in Manchester this weekend, rest assured, below is a handful of things to suit visitors of all interests and age ranges.
Josh Widdicombe @ The Lowry
You may know him best for his appearances on The Last Leg and Mock The Week but Josh is currently busy getting away from the studio and is showing off his stand-up skills on his own tour.
The Edinburgh Comedy Awards best Newcomer nominee also likes to dabble in radio and has his own show on Xfm.
When: Saturday-Sunday 8.00pm – Tickets – £20.00 http://www.thelowry.com/event/josh-widdicombe
Go back for Murder @ Opera House
Now in its eighth thrilling year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a production of the queen of crime’s classic Go Back For Murder.
Carla Le Marchant learns a disturbing family secret; her mother, Caroline Crale, died in prison after being convicted for poisoning her father.
When: 19:30, Mon 14 Oct – 19:30, Sat 19 Oct Tickets- £32.40 http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/go-back-for-murder/opera-house-manchester/
Ellie Goulding @ Manchester Apollo
“The British singer returns to the city a week after she rocked a delighted audience at the same venue.
Since then she has fitted in a couple more dates on her tour, a appearance on The X factor and an award win at the BMI Awards in London and a trip down the red carpet at the Attitude Magazine Awards
The Hertfordshire singer-songwriter, 26, is one of the country’s biggest female stars, alongside Adele and Emeli Sande – but with an electronica edge.
Famed for singing Elton John’s Your Song at Kate and Wills’ wedding, she has produced a string of chart hits and two top 10 albums”.
The city is a wash of independent & major high street shopping outlets, as well as an array of eateries and bars that will fulfil all personal tastes.
So what are you waiting for? go and fall in love with Manchester!!