Highlights

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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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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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Duncan Chisholm

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. He is joined by Jarlath Henderson, Hamish Napier and Innes Watson.

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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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Festivals -
  • Fri 6 Sep 7:00 PM

Bury Praise

Bury Praise is a non-denominational annual praise and worship experience which aims to unify the Christian Community in Bury in one voice of praise to God.

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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. Support from Matt The Electrician.

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Tickle your fancy

A cabaret night at Radcliffe Market featuring music, spoken word, comedy and the downright unusual!

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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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Denova

Hailing from Manchester, Denova have played together since they were just kids and have performed across the globe at festivals in Canada and clubs in Manila.

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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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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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The Immigrant

The Immigrant is a hilarious and heart-warming slapstick comedy inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s classic film.

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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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Theatre -

Stepping Stones To The Stars

A unique event which enables gifted performers who are on the autistic spectrum to showcase their amazing talents.

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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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Kids -

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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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni returns with songs from her new album So It Turns.

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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 and Ben Bedford

Acclaimed songwriters Ben Bedford and Kirsty McGee bring to The Met an intimate and memorable live show with tales from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Liam Frost

Cult Manchester musician Liam Frost comes to The Met with songs from The Latchkey Kid, his first album for a decade.

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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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Tom Brace: Brace of Spades

Tom Brace comes to The Met with a brand new magic show for the whole family, featuring his unique blend of comedy and magic. Ages 8+

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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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Interlude Records presents: A Selection of Manchester’s Underground Music

An evening of music from five bands from Manchester that feature on Interlude Records debut release Sample: A Selection of Manchester's Underground Music.

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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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Once Upon A Time…

A comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion.

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Mairearad Green and Anna Massie

A captivating folk duo from Scotland.

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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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Tom Thumb

This classic story is brought to life by Lyngo Theatre in a playful and fascinating show featuring feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

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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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Workshops

Kids -

Bury Youth Theatre

Help your kids unleash their creativity at The Met.

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Aiming High

Aiming High Juniors 9-13 | 10.00am-11.30am The Junior group uses physical activities and drama...

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Uniquely Us

Uniquely Us is an arts based project that was created by an Autistic woman...

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Met Express

The Met’s drama group for people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

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Guitar Lessons with Tyrion Moses

Learn to play the guitar in these weekly lessons with experienced tutor Terry Moses.

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Heritage Open Day

A FREE tour of The Met, as part of Heritage Open Days 2019.

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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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Learn Harmonica with Mat Walklate

A course in harmonica playing all levels, led by former British blues harmonica champion Mat Walklate.

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Somatic Storytelling: Room on the Broom

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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Somatic Storytelling: A Bear Called Paddington

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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Somatic Storytelling: The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

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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