Kelsea Ballerini performs at Manchester Arena, supporting Lady Antebellum

Kelsea Ballerini to release new album after Manchester Arena gig

One of the US’s brightest stars Kelsea Ballerini releases her new album Unapologetically on 3 November.  The album release comes just weeks after she supports Lady Antebellum on their UK tour, opening at Manchester Arena.  Unapologetically seeks Kelsea Ballerini recounting … read more

classical and jazz

image of The Halle Orchestra

What is The Halle performing at The Bridgewater Hall in September 2017?

Manchester’s Halle Orchestra will perform four concerts at the city’s Bridgewater Hall in September, including their Classical Extravaganza on 23 September: Opus One Concerts – Tchaikovsky’s Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony Thursday 14 September, 7.30pm; Sunday 17 September, 7.30pm; and Wednesday 20 … read more

theatre, stage and film

We Were Told There Was Dancing at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Previewed: We Were Told There Was Dancing at The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company presents We Were Told There Was Dancing, a brand-new show that takes its audience underground in a daring promenade production through the labyrinth-basement of the Royal Exchange building. What is We Were Told There … read more

museums and art

Beyond Dementia at the Whitworth, Manchester

Beyond Dementia exhibition opens at the Whitworth

A new exhibition, Beyond Dementia, has opened at The Whitworth Manchester, exploring the lived experience of dementia and highlighting the positives. Curated by Fabulous Forgetful Friends, the exhibition looks beyond the condition itself and includes artworks created by a group … read more

in interview

UK country pop trio Dahlia - Paris Georgia (left), Jess Roberts (centre) and Abi Phillips (right)

In Interview: Dahlia

As country-pop group Dahlia perform on stage at Sound Control, it’s clear that the three excellent soloists have formed an even more formidable trio. And that’s exactly how they see themselves now. “We’re definitely more of a trio rather than … read more