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Things To Do This Weekend: 31 March/1 April

The city has some great activities in store for the coming weekend...

Published on March 29th 2012.

Things To Do This Weekend: 31 March/1 April


Drink, dine and dance all Saturday night long at The Deaf Institute‘s pop night. The club has a new exciting food club where for £20 per person,  you get a three course meal and club entry or a two course meal with a cocktail and club entry. This weekend Murkage Dave hosts the Victorian Music Hall space while downstairs is presided over by the all-girl trio Dance Lady Dance.

Click here for tickets and more information.  


Go and see the new British drama Wild Bill. Bill is released from prison to find his sons abandoned by their mother and on their own. With the social services involved Bill returns to his role of fatherhood but when  his eldest son gets mixed with his former partners in crime he's forced to decide between his family and freedom.

Check out the trailer below:


Check out Josh Widdicombe's debut stand up If This Show Saves One Life... over the weekend at the Lowry. He's known from The Rob Brydon Show, Stand Up For The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and was also nomineed for Chortle Best Breakthrough Act in 2011. He'll be at the Lowry on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are £12. Click here for tickets and information. 


Don't miss Noah and The Whale at the O2 Apollo on Friday night following their third album Last Night on Earth.

Tickets are £20.25. Click here to buy.

Listen to their track 'Give It All Back':


Treat yourself to a lovely brunch out on Sunday morning at Patisserie Valerie. Their Eggs Benedict Royal, poached eggs on toasted Brioche with smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce as well as the mango dream smoothie and pain au chocolat is the perfect start to any day.

Patisserie Valerie is located on Deansgate. Click here for their website.



Head on over to the Northern Quarter on Saturday for a cocktail. The French restaurant 63° has a great selection of drinks like their La Maitresse with pear liqueur, tequila and bitters.

Click here for their website. 


The 2012 Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday in Bury. There you'll find the Chocolate Market, Chocolate Champion John Costello making a chocolate sculpture and the opportunity to try some chocolate beer from local breweries. There will also be workshops and activities for both kids and adults.

Click here for more information. 




Check out the new exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, Shadow Land: Photographs by Roger Ballen 1983-2011 which opens on Friday. Shadow Land is a major exhibition of internationally acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen's work and his powerful social critique and extreme beauty.

Click here for more information.



Check out The Winslow Boy at the Bolton Octagon on Friday night. It follows the story of Arthur Winslow and his pursuit of justice for his family's reputation in the shadow of The Great War.

Tickets are £14.50/£19.50/£22.50 depending on seats. Click here for tickets and more information.


Take the family out for a night of bowling at Tenpin. After a game or two you could also enjoy a game of pool, lazer or even enjoy some karaoke singing.

Prices go from £6.49 per game for adults and £4.99 for under 16s. Click here for their website. 


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Jane HydeMarch 30th 2012.

I always thought it was "The Winslow Boy".
Has he recently moved to Cheshire?

EditorialMarch 31st 2012.

It is changed. Thanks Jane

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