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Things to do next week

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Dirty Laundry is the new site-specific play by northern playwright Deborah McAndrew. Set in Stoke-on-Trent in 1953 against the backdrop of the Clean Air Act, the domestic thriller addresses issues of the environment and its impact on the health of the city’s people.*

11-21 Oct, Spode Works (

* For a video preview of Dirty Laundry go to the Centre Stage section 


Referencing the city’s expansive textile and clothing industry and history, Interwoven Histories is an exhibition presenting a collage of material to explore the work, lives and representations of migrants past, present and future.

From 10 Oct, Leeds Industrial Museum (


Following the release of their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth, Papa Roach tour the UK for the first time in two years.

11 Oct, 02 Apollo (


Ensemble 360 perform classical music in the round – Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat and String Quartet in D-minor, Death and the Maiden.

15 Oct, Emmanuel Church (


Percy Kelly: Line of Beauty is a retrospective exhibition by the reclusive Cumbrian artist that opens up the world of a cross-dressing postman who couldn’t stop drawing.

Until 28 Jan, Tullie House Art Gallery (


Part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival, Alaska is a singing and dancing one-woman show starring Cheryl Martin. She shares her story of survival after growing up with severe depression.

12 Oct, Unity Theatre (

Yorkshire Dales

Bats, bikes and birds take centre stage at the Nidderdale Moorland Festival. The three-week celebrations include walks, talks, a moorland safari, mountain biking, foraging and much more.

From 7 Oct, various locations in Nidderdale (


Warrington Art Treasures is the first in a series of displays celebrating important events in the history of the town’s Museum & Art Gallery – the oldest public museum in the North West at 140 years old.

Until 21 April, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (

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