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November: What’s On

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By Daniel J Broadley


Here are Humanity Hallows’ top picks for things to do in Manchester this month.


GIGS

The Orielles Presents: Late Night with Jimmy Fallow

The Orielles are to curate a special weekend in Fallowfield, Manchester as headliners over the course of the weekend, supported by a hand picked line up of some of their favourite up and coming talent such as ZuZu, Party Hardly, The Roasts, Fentonville Street Band and Corey Bowen.

Fri 25th Nov – Sat 26th Nov, Fallow Cafe, Fallowfield, 8pm-11:30pm, from £6.

The Doors Alive

Highly regarded as the best tribute band to 60’s California guru Jim Morrison and The Doors, they effortlessly recreate the sound, looks, presence and feel of a 1960’s The Doors show. To get the sound just right, the even use the same instruments which includes a vintage Fender Rhodes Bass keyboard, a vintage Vox Continental keyboard and a vintage Gibson S.G guitar.

26th Nov, Manchester Academy 3, 7:30pm, from £12.


CLUB NIGHTS

BFI Black Star with Norman Jay NBE

With a screening of Shaft, a Q&A with Hacienda veteran Dave Haslam and an intimate DJ set, join Norman Jay for a celebration of the best in black cinema via a history of movie soundtracks including Shaft, Shaft in Africa, In The Heat of The Night, Across 110th Street and many more.

30th Nov, Gorilla, Manchester, 7:30pm-late, from £12.

Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Show

One of the friendliest club nights around, Craig Charles, of Red Dward and Coronation Street, he has hosted The Craig Charles Funk ‘n’ Soul Show on BBC Radio since 2002, so it’s fair to say he knows his stuff.  This month, Criag is joined by live acts Hannah Williams & The Affirmations.

26th Nov, Manchester Band on the Wall, 9:00pm,-3:00am, from £15.


THEATRE

Breaking The Code

A rejuvenation of the 1987 original by Hugh Whitmore, Robert Hastie directs BAFTA award-winning actor Daniel Rigby as Alan Turing in this biographic play with its first major revival in over thirty years. The play tells the story of Turing in the city where he lived, worked and tragically died, examining the way he cracked the Enigma code whilst focusing on his sexuality which, sadly, led to his demise.

Until 19th Nov, Royal Exchange Theatre, from £10.

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