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Things to do next week

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Manchester

Flamingods, a psych rock-funk outfit from London and Bahrain, perform their Middle Eastern-infused tunes following their album release. 

17 May, Yes (flamingods.com)

Hale

Photographer Peter Aitchinson presents an exhibition of his images. The photographer made his name shooting celebrities in the 1990s before taking up travel photography. Now he turns his lens on his home city of Manchester. 

18 May-1 June, Gateway Gallery (thegatewaygallery.com) 

Leeds

Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine is a new production from Leeds children’s theatre company Tutti Frutti. Performed by a cast of three, it’s a tale of a little boy and a little girl as they make friends and learn about feelings. 

18 May, Carriageworks (carriageworkstheatre.org.uk) 

Sheffield

Rising indie Stockport five-piece Fuzzy Sun head out on their debut headline tour. 

14 May, Leadmill (gigsandtours.com) 

Liverpool

Light Night, the one-night-only arts festival, returns for its tenth year with more than 100 free events, including trails, exhibitions, music, dance, theatre, film, workshops and parties.

17 May, various venues (lightnightliverpool.co.uk) 

Scarborough

Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson, from Coventry-based two-tone band and ska pioneers The Selecter,  perform alongside Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

16 May, Scarborough Spa (scarboroughspa.co.uk)

Liverpool

Incurable Optimist is a show full of funny stories from Paul Mayhew-Archer, a comic writer who took up a one-man show following a Parkinson’s diagnosis. 

16 May, Epstein Theatre (epsteinliverpool.co.uk) 

Warrington

Vienna Festival Ballet presents Coppelia, the captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. 

19 May, Parr Hall (pyramidparrhall.com) 

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