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Alongside music from Idlewild Mercury Prize-nominated Manchester band Doves perform after reuniting last year.

22 Aug, Zebedee’s Yard ( 


Having recently completed a huge North American arena tour as guests to Weezer and Pixies, Basement return to the UK to play a headline tour following the release of new album Beside Myself.

22 Aug, Hangar34 ( 


Devil’s Darkness to Beacon City is an exhibition exploring John Ruskin’s (1819-1900) connection to Manchester through key objects and artworks including books, drawings, paintings, studio pottery and textiles.

Until 23 Aug, MMU ( 


Following her nomination for a Mercury Prize Anna Calvi headlines the Saturday night line-up at Future Yard festival.

23-24 August, various venues ( 


Wakefield-born and raised physicist Dame Marjorie Williamson is to be belatedly honoured with a new play in her home city. Professor Quantum will be premiered as part of the Festival Of The Moon.

23 Aug-8 Sept, Wakefield Market Hall ( 


Known to many as a principal member of Melbourne’s Twerps, Martin Frawley recently struck out on his own. He tours in support of his debut solo record Undone at 31.

20 Aug, Brudenell Social Club ( 


Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya is given a modern retelling by Alan Ayckbourn. Dear Uncle is set in 1930s Ennerdale where 16-year-old Sonya and Uncle Marcus lead a quite life until her brother Cedric visits and chaos breaks out. 

Until 2 Nov, Theatre by the Lake ( 


In Berlin, 1928, in the world’s most expensive hotel, people come and people go while living the high life. Tony Award-winning musical The Grand Hotel is staged by Present Company.

22-24 Aug, Buxton Opera House ( 

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