Select 1319

Things to do next week

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Keighley

Irish band Crow Black Chicken combine elements of folk, hard rock and blues to create their greasy blues rock sound.

18 Jan, Jam on Top (crowblackchicken.com) 

Bradford

Stand-up comic known for Mock the Week, Gary Delaney performs his new show Gagster’s Paradise. 

18 Jan, The Studio Theatre (garydelaney.com) 

Manchester

Push Festival returns for an annual celebration of the North West’s creative talents. Over two weeks, stages, screens and spaces will be dedicated to showcasing works from around the region. 

18 Jan-1 Feb, Home (homemcr.org) 

Leeds

The Orchestra of Opera North presents Weill’s rarely performed Street Scene, conducted by James Holmes and directed by Matthew Eberhardt. 

18 Jan-20 March, Grand Theatre (operanorth.co.uk)

Manchester

For its first concert of the new year the Northern Chamber Orchestra is joined by talented Scottish percussionist Colin Currie (pictured). He plays an entertaining work by contemporary Viennese composer Kurt Schwertsik. 

17 Jan, Stoller Hall (ncorch.co.uk) 

Sheffield

London four-piece band The Big Moon host a string of in-store releases of their new album Walking Like We Do, ahead of a tour later in the month supporting Bombay Bicycle Club. 

16 Jan, Bear Tree Record (thebigmoon.co.uk) 

Salford

In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, comic Steven K Amos presents Everyman, a show that rises above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

15 Jan, Lowry (thelowry.com) 

Scarborough

Anne Brontë p200 is an exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the youngest of the three literary Brontë sisters. Born on 17 January 1820 in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the author of the Tenant of Wildfell Hall died aged just 29, whilst on a trip to Scarborough in 1849.

11 Jan-8 Feb, Woodend (scarboroughmuseumstrust.org.uk) 

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