Manchester Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Manchester? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Manchester with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Manchester and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Manchester, featuring the best of things to do in Manchester – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Manchester fundraisers and charity events.

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In Manchester Exhibition

19 May @ 10:00 am - 5 June @ 5:00 am


Hosted by Cotton On MCR – ‘In Manchester’ is their Open Call Art Exhibition where they showcase a selection of Manchester’s best artists.

They are taking over a whole floor (floor 6) in 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester City Centre, which they will be filling with art, a whopping 17,000 square feet to fill!

‘In Manchester’ exhibition is another way for Cotton On MCR to really show off how varied and incredible Manchester’s art scene is. Following a huge open call they have shortlisted 73 artists and 88 pieces of work to display! This is a mix of paintings, prints, photography, sculptures and textile pieces too.

Cotton On MCR want this exhibition to show that art can be for everyone and made by anyone! They have professional artists, next to art students and hobbyists also.

They aim to create a level platform for all types of artists, to share the wall space and have their art reach a whole new audience.

As well as the exhibition itself, Cotton On MCR will be hosting some artist talks, which you can book via their website.

The exhibition is then open to the public from Thursday 19th May – Sunday 5th June, 10am – 5pm, closed Monday’s.


19 May @ 10:00 am
5 June @ 5:00 am


100 Barbirolli Square
Floor 6
Manchester, M2 3AB Manchester
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