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Things to do next week

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Manchester

Ned’s Acoustic Dustbin, born out of the 1990s indie rock outfit Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, play a string of live dates and the eponymous album.

24 Jan, Night and Day (nightnday.org)

Sheffield

My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier’s haunting story of the alluring, exotic and unconventional Countess Rachel Sangalletti, who enters the lives of two Cornish bachelors, is brought to life on stage. 

20-25 Jan, Lyceum Theatre (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk) 

Liverpool

Grammy-winning Noughties R&B star Ashanti, known for Rock Wit U, Put It On Me and Happy, kicks off a new UK tour with new music.   

25 Jan, Liverpool Guild of Students (ashantithisisme.com)

Manchester

Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent brings one of the most romantic operas ever written, Puccini’s La Boheme, on tour. Set in the back streets and attics of Bohemian Paris it tells the heartbreaking tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer, Rodolfo.

21 Jan, Palace Theatre (atgtickets.com/Manchester) 

Blackpool

Louder Than War presents Glasgow’s indie/new wave band Walt Disco in an intimate gig with support from Cold War Swimmers. 

24 Jan, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Chester

Storyhouse Languages is a four-day programme of events for Chester’s international community. There’ll be a Korean culture hub with K-pop performances, Korean bingo and Korean fairy-tale storytelling. Plus events for Japanese and Chinese communities.

23-26 Jan, Storyhouse (storyhouse.com) 

Leeds

Dr Korczak’s Example* is a new play premiering on Holocaust Memorial Day. Set in the shadows of the Warsaw ghetto in 1942, it examines life in an orphanage, where escapism is key to survival.

25 Jan-15 Feb, Bramall Rock Void (leedsplayhouse.org.uk) 

Bradford

Catch Hello Universe in its final week, after attracting over 100,000 visitors since July. The family exhibition takes an interactive look at
how information from the cosmos has been recorded over hundreds
of years. 

Until 22 Jan, Science and Media Museum (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk)   

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