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MOJO

WonderIfTheatre stages ‘MOJO’ - Jez Butterworth’s original slick, violent, black comedy set in the heart of Manchester’s early 1990’s club scene.

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Eve Selis

San Diego alt-country artist Eve Selis isn't just a 'singer'; she's an emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll signals into a megawatt zap.

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Dale Storr

Dale Storr is the UK’s leading exponent of New Orleans piano. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride of the music and tales of the great New Orleans piano players.

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Blue Lines

Starting a new school is tough, especially if you’re a teacher giving sex education classes, or a new girl dealing with the consequences of drunken sex.

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Pinked Floyd

A seven-piece north-west band who celebrate the magical music of Pink Floyd.

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Stained

Johnny Deighton has been tattooing for close to 10 years. But despite his success, what has the cost been? Stained is the debut spoken word show from punk poet Simon Widdop.

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Sian Davies: About Time

Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies waited until she was 27...

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Mama’s Broke

Canadian folk duo who deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. This concert will take place at Radcliffe Market.

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Skipinnish

A unique and sublime mix of chart-topping, self-penned songs and powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion-led tune sets.

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The Once

Harmony-rich trio from Newfoundland perform some of the most honest material of their career. A band that know just how to deliver a gorgeous collection of indie-folk.

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First Thursday Comedy Club

First Thursday Comedy Club returns in its original format featuring Roger Monkhouse, El Baldiniho, Red Redmond and Jamie Sutherland

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Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions.

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First Thursday Comedy Club

Hilarious comedy on the first Thursday of every month. Featuring Al Lubel & Gina Jenkinson

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An Evening of Genesis

A journey from Genesis‘ early Peter Gabriel years, through the Phil Collins era of the ’70s and ’80s and right up to their final studio album.

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Oh Susanna

Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) will be performing her critically acclaimed debut album Johnstown in its entirety as well as favourites from her catalogue.

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Gryphon

Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing – a legendary British band that’s as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured, in the 1970s.

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Tony’s Time Machine Presents: ‘The End Of Summer Rock Concert’ – in aid of ALL FM

Featuring: Hollow State, a north Manchester Rock Band who have been said to be...

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Sharon Shannon and band with special guest Seckou Keita

The legendary Irish accordion maestro is joined Senegal's Seckou Keita for this special show at The Met.

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Toby Walker in concert

A night of world-class acoustic blues and roots music by US guitarist Toby Walker, with support acts Sam Jefferson and Blue John (John Gregory).

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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code is Scottish singer and songwriter Ross Wilson. He has been compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

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Big Country

Scottish rock legends Big Country come to The Met to perform songs from their multi-million selling classic album Steeltown.

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The Oldham Tinkers

A rare appearance from the Lancastrian folk legends; an evening of dry wit and song with lashings of humour to spare.

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The Trials of Cato

Energetic folk trio The Trials of Cato pay homage to tradition whilst twisting old bones into something modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

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My Name is Why: In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay reads from his new memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.

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Guy Tortora Band

California-born blues, roots and americana singer-songwriter Guy Tortora comes to The Met with his band, a four-piece outfit of accomplished musicians from the UK and Europe.

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ist ist + special guests

"Majestic post-punk. Haunting and hypnotic." Louder Than War

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First Thursday Comedy Club

Hilarious comedy on the first Thursday of every month. Featuring Mandy Muden & Good Kids

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Arcade

Ireland’s Heidi Talbot and Scotland’s Adam Holmes join forces to write, record and tour an album of original material together.

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Strangers On A Train Set

Sublimely silly LipService return to The Met with their brand new show; a murder mystery set on a model railway.

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Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

A remarkable band, a remarkable front man.

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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Join Flinn in an action-packed adventure as he attempts to rescue his kidnapped friends who have been forced to hunt for the Magic Cutlass by his nemesis Mr T-Rex! Ages 3+

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Fleetwood Bac

Fleetwood Bac are one of the world’s best Fleetwood Mac tribute bands.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Feed me Seymour! Whitefield AODS present the beloved mean green monster plant musical Little Shop of Horrors.

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Kirsty McGee

Somewhere between jazz, folk, gospel and Americana there is an area of music that doesn’t have a name. Kirsty McGee has spent the past fifteen years mapping this place.

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Marconi Union Live Transmission

Marconi Union blend elements of electronica, jazz, dub and ambience. Support comes from Scissorgun and Antonymes.

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Tony Walsh

Forget what you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from Tony Walsh, a stunning, big-hearted performer who leaves you on your feet, dazzled and breathless.

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks. In this show he’s on the road so it’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

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9Bach

Welsh alt-folk group 9Bach come to The Met as part of a UK tour that sees the band perform their self-titled debut album live for the very first time.

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The Enid in concert

The Enid return to The Met for a one-off special concert to launch a new chapter in a long career.

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The Stumble

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school r&b, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past twenty years.

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Clive Carroll

Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.

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Food Bank Boulevard

An irreverent satire commenting on today’s inner city Britain from the producers of It’s The Wrong Way To Tickle Mary and Me, You and George Clooney.

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Wishbone Ash – 50th Anniversary Tour

It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved… Fifty years of continual touring and recording… and always at the highest level.

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Over the Rainbow

Can Dorothy and her friends overcome the evil western witch in order to restore good Zion? Over the Rainbow is an original modern pantomime performed by Bolton AllStarz.

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First Thursday Comedy Club

Hilarious comedy on the first Thursday of every month. Featuring Phil Walker & Howard Walker

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Mike Peters presents The Alarm

The Alarm’s lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters comes to The Met with his Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour.

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Joshua Burnside

Deftly blends alt-folk and elements of the Irish folk song tradition with South American rhythms and Eastern European influences.

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The Starlite Campbell Band Live

European blues award nominees the Starlite Campbell Band return to the Met following a highly acclaimed show in December 2018.

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Hourglass: The Music of James Taylor

The Ben Cox Band perform songs by Grammy award winning American singer songwriter James Taylor, including How Sweet it is, Mexico, Sweet Baby James, Carolina On My Mind and many more.

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown's joyful sound blends the traditional western-swing of the American southwest with European hot jazz influences of the same era.

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Hugh Cornwell Electric

Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind The Stranglers, comes to The Met with a storming set of his iconic hits.

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The Pitmen Poets

A celebration of north-east England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Featuring Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Jez Lowe.

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The Christians

The Christians return to The Met to play their back catalogue and songs selected from their latest album.

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Los Pacaminos feat. Paul Young

Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music, from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbison.

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Dead Men’s Eyes: Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story, performed by R M Lloyd Parry.

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China Crisis

The RETROspective tour sees China Crisis perform songs from all of their seven studio albums.

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Graham Parker

One of the UK's most distinguished and original songwriters, best known as lead singer of Graham and The Rumour who preceded punk rock and new wave.

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Workshops

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  • Tue 11:20 AM

ALFA Community Ukulele Band

For adults of all ages and abilities. Learn to play this accessible, fun and...

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  • Tue 2:30 PM

ALFA Memory Music Makers

Supporting those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss and their carers or supporters. Memory...

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  • Tue 4:00 PM

ALFA Beata

Learn to play a range of tuned/untuned percussion instruments; djembe, samba, steel pans, marimba and more!

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  • Tue 5:30 PM

ALFA Metzo Junior Choir

The ALFA Metzo Junior Choir is a choir with a difference for ages 7-12...

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  • Tue 7:00 PM

ALFA Metzo Community Choir

A choir for adults with some, little or no prior experience of choral singing. The group will be singing a range of genres and styles including contemporary, gospel, jazz, soul and music...

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The Young Company

The Met’s youth theatre is available in two sessions. Discover – Sessions 4.30pm-5.30pm For...

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School Holiday Drama Workshops

Come and have fun this summer. For children aged 5-10 years.

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  • Sat 10 Aug 11:00 AM

Somatic Storytelling: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Somatic Storytelling workshops are open to everyone – children, teens, mums, dads, grandparents and carers. You do not need to be super fit, just arrive with a willing spirit!

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  • Sat 14 Sep 11:00 AM

Somatic Storytelling: Matilda

Somatic Storytelling workshops are open to everyone – children, teens, mums, dads, grandparents and carers. You do not need to be super fit, just arrive with a willing spirit!

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