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Things to do next week

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Santa’s sleigh is nowhere to be found. Will elves, Sprocket and Dibs be able to create a new one or will Christmas be cancelled? With audience participation and a present from Santa for every child, Santa’s New Sleigh is a festive treat.

19-24 Dec, Pavilion Theatre (


Travis play their classic album The Man Who live in full. Also featuring special guests Turin Brakes. 

18 Dec, City Hall ( 


Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music this winter in an experimental exhibition. They bring together works by internationally regarded sound artists in When All Is Quiet. 

14 Dec-10 Marck, Art Gallery (


A one-off live show will premiere the Emily Brontë Song Cycle, the final part in a trilogy of records by the Unthanks inspired by poetry and portraying female perspectives from different points in time.

21 Dec, Town Hall (


White is a playful, highly visual and immersive show for the very young, staged in the intimate setting of a white tent. Children sit on bean bags and wandering around the set is actively encouraged.

13-23 Dec, Home (


Little Gift is a one-man children’s theatre show that tells an optimistic story of friendship and hope, performed by Manchester actor Guy Hargreaves.

18-31 Dec, the Lowry ( 


Snow Play is the perfect introduction for very little children to the magic of theatre. Help make a giant snowman or cover a whole house in snow and finish with a super snowball fight.

12-29 Dec, Cast (


Bringing together highlights from the Fleming Collection, the Ingram Collection and the Jerwood Collection, Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art is an immersive exhibition taking visitors from fear and anxiety to happiness, hope and serenity.

Until 13 Jan, Millennium Gallery (

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