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Things to do next week

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Sheffield

Following the release of single Break the Silence, alt-pop quintet Sophie and the Giants’ home city gig is part of a headline tour.

5 Oct, Leadmill (sophieandthegiants.com)

Manchester

Second Nature is an exhibition bringing together historic literature and artefacts, up-to-date research and new works by contemporary artists and young people to ask what we mean by “natural” and “unnatural”, and how these terms have been used throughout the modern age.

4 Oct-21 Dec, The Portico Library (theportico.org.uk) 

Liverpool

Leap Dance Festival is a 10-day programme with 15 performances across the city from seven dance companies. This year will also feature a DIY fringe programme giving a platform to young performers. 

3-12 Oct, Hinterlands (mdi.org.uk/leap-2019) 

Leeds

American lo-fi indie band Sebadoh return with Act Surprised, their first studio album in six years.

3 Oct, Brudenell Social Club (sebadoh.com) 

Oldham

Using storytelling, physical comedy, clowning techniques, audio recordings and live art influences, theatre maker Victoria Firth puts on her autobiographical show How to Be Amazingly Happy – about her quest for a fulfilling childless life.

2 Oct, Oldham Coliseum (coliseum.org.uk)

Hulton

While and Matthews, the longstanding female duo of Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer and percussion) and Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki), play their award-winning folk roots music. 

2 Oct, Folk Club (whileandmatthews.com)

Ormskirk

After doing two different shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, stand-up Nick Helm performs his Phoenix From The Flames show on a UK tour. 

4 Oct, Edge Hill University (nick-helm.co.uk) 

Sheffield

Fresh from a support slot for Idles, John – a guitar duo from Crystal Palace – head out on their own with new album Out Here On The Fringes. 

3 Oct, Record Junkie (facebook.com/johntimestwo)

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