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Top 10: Things To Do In MCR (19 - 28 Dec)

Aeolian Lights | Peter Pan Goes Wrong | Northern Soul Dance Class | 59 Minutes To Save Christmas

Written by . Published on December 19th 2014.

Top 10: Things To Do In MCR (19 - 28 Dec)

AEOLIAN LIGHTS ILLUMINATES THE QUAYS | The Lowry and Lowry Outlet | 19 Dec - 7 Jan 

It's certainly windy in the Quays - yet here's a question - what would the wind look like if you could see it? A new and exclusively commissioned piece for Quays Culture and The University of Salford, Aeolian Light is a monolithic, immersive light installation in the heart of The Quays that visualises the wind as an illuminated, chaotic force. The large-scale free outdoor sandbox experience will sit on the Plaza between The Lowry and the Lowry Outlet, from 18 December 2014 until 7 January 2015.

Aeolian Lights

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SUPERSIZED XMAS DRIVE-IN CINEMA | Manchester United Football Club | Fri 19 - 24 Dec

A supersized festive drive in offers the pick of Christmas classics without even getting out of your car – on the biggest LED screen ever seen in Manchester.
In the run up to Christmas, family favourites including ELF will be shown in high resolution on the state of the art screen at Old Trafford. The pop-up drive in – called Manchester Magical Drive In Movie Spectacular - will take up residence in the grounds of Manchester United Football Club for six days from 19 December with its finale on Christmas Eve.

Manchester Magical Drive-In tickets 

GRAMOTONES JAKE FLETCHER INTIMATE GIG | Pot Kettle Black | 19 Dec | 6 - 8 pm 

Jake Fletcher from the Gramotones will be making an appearance at Barton Arcade coffee shop, Pot Kettle Black, after touring with the Inspiral Carpets. He'll be playing a two hour set of his favourite songs. This is one of the first live music gigs hosted by the coffee shop, which is the new venture of St Helen's rugby duo Jon Wilkin and Mark 'The Flash' Flannagan, and will be become a regular feature of their week with a host of different local talented musicians and singers performing exclusive gigs at the venue. Pot Kettle Black is also running a new #fillmycupfriday promotion where people can get a free festive drink on arrival between 5 - 6pm. 


THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS | The Bridgewater Hall | 19 Dec

The Bridgewater Hall is to be filled with the sounds of traditional Christmas songs on 19 December. The concert's programme includes Ave Maria, O Holy Night and Joy To The World played on the majestic Bridgewater Hall organ.

The Glory Of Christmas tickets 


 Joining actor and DJ, Craig Charles, this month are the Haggis Horns. With a career spanning 15 years, The Haggis Horns musicians have worked with some of the biggest names in popular music over the years including Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Lou Donaldson, The Cinematic Orchestra, Roots Manuva, Finley Quaye, Nightmares On Wax, Jamiroquai, Estelle and KT Tunstall to name a few. 

Craig Charles tickets

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ANDRÉ RIEU | Phones 4 U Arena | 21 Dec

André Rieu is back in the United Kingdom and Ireland with a brand new show called "Love in Venice". Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and soloists, the Dutch maestro and  world-famous Stradivarius violin are to create a colourful concert full of surprises. The repertoire ranges from romantic, emotional ballads to the most gorgeous and celebrated waltzes.

André Rieu tickets

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59 MINUTES TO SAVE CHRISTMAS | Zion Arts Centre | 20 - 24 Dec

Here's one for the kids that you'll want to tag along to. 59 minutes To Save Christmas is an interactive headphone journey around Z-arts centre for intrepid adventurers and brave parents (who might be useful to reach the high stuff).The scene is set: things are very, very wrong – Christmas trees are behaving strangely, there are rumours of grumpy fairies and elves throwing baubles at shoppers. Someone is out to spoil the fun, the clock is ticking and no one can stop it but you – you have 59 Minutes to Save Christmas. Exciting.

59 Minutes To Save Christmas tickets 

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This adaptation of the absurdly funny Lemony Snicket story is vividly brought to life in theatre company Tall Stories' unique physical style - think live music, lots of laughs and a screaming potato pancake. For those unfamiliar, the story begins in a tiny village more or less covered in snow, where Hanukkah Latke, a fried potato pancake, is born screaming - yep, it's a weird one.

Lemony Snickets Latke tickets 

XMAS NORTHERN SOUL DANCE CLASS | Night And Day Cafe | 22 Dec |£4

Want to learn some fancy Northern Soul footwork?Are you a keen shuffler? If you have never been before, don't worry, this is a beginner’s style class and you are most welcome. Think a less strenuous Zumba with an awesome soundtrack and great moves. Due to the popularity of the event and the space we have available I will be limiting the number of dancers to 45.You may have seen these teachers showcasing their moves at Kendal Calling, Lunar Festival Festival Number 6 amongst others. 

Northern Soul Dance Class

PETER PAN GOES WRONG | The Lowry | Until 11 Jan

Winners of the the 2014 Whatsonstage.com Best New Comedy Award, Mischief Theatre Company, present comedy Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Adapted from the original stage play Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, the play shows an inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society set out to present the classic tale of Peter Pan. Two acts of hysterical disaster ensue.Don’t miss this brilliant new laugh out loud comedy.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

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