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Things to do next week

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Social commentary in cloth and thread, Sew What is an exhibition from textile artist James Fox.

Until 5 Feb, Dukes Gallery ( 



From hard-hitting high-speed tracks to sweet and melancholy tunes that tell of loves won and lost, award-winning, Nordic folk ensemble Basco perform.

27 Jan, The Atkinson (


In The Empty Nesters’ Club,
a new comedy by John Godber, mum Vicky (Jane Hogarth), whose daughter has recently flown the nest for university in London, prepares for the inaugural meeting of her new support group  by reflecting on the upheaval.

25 Jan-4 Feb, Theatre Royal (


In the first event of the year for Manchester Literature Festival cult US writer Eileen Myles discusses and reads from her book Chelsea Girls – a queer classic in the US, recently published in the UK for the first time.

25 Jan, Waterstones Deansgate (


A tale of exile and migration told by acclaimed folk musicians The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr and members of Bellowhead, The Transports is a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s folk ballads.

Until 27 Jan, Opera House (


In a one-off gig, Roger McGough and Brian Patten will read poems from their celebrated collection The Mersey Sound, and perform others set to music by Little Machine. There will be a book signing following the performance.

28 Jan, Everyman Playhouse (


Martha Wainwright arrives from Canada to preform in support of her seventh studio album Goodnight City.

27 Jan, City Varieties (


Following a US tour in support of Blink 182, rock five-piece A Day To Remember head out on their own on a UK arena tour.

28 Jan, Arena (

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