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What’s On In Manchester This Week: 18th – 24th February

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William Kentridge: Thick Time

Looking for things to do in Manchester this week? Check out our selection of events happening in our city 18th – 24th February.


Les Misérables
Runs from 19 Feb until 30 March | Palace Theatre | From £27.50

It’s been nearly a decade since the last UK tour of Les Mis, so grab your tickets quick! The Manchester stop runs for nearly five weeks and will feature all the classics including “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home”. The show has been running for over 32 years and is still breaking box-office records – get a ticket and find out why!

Les Mis
Les Mis

The Whitworth’s current headline event – a free entry exhibition showcasing the work of South African artist William Kentridge. A selection of film, moving images, audio-visual installations, tapestries and drawings, the collection tackles a variety of topics and is presented in an environment designed by long-term collaborator Sabine Theunissen.

William Kentridge: Thick Time
All Week – Runs until 3 March | The Whitworth | Free | No Booking Required


The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Runs from 20 Feb until 27 Feb | HOME Cinema | Book online

A selection of six thoughtfully selected Japanese films celebrating women in global cinema. The films look at love from a variety of viewpoints and times, so there’s sure to be something for everybody.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

There is a Light That Never Goes Out: Photo Exhibition
Runs until 22 Feb | Manchester Central Library | Free | No Booking Required

The final chance to see Rockarchive.com’s exhibition celebrating Manchester’s musical history. A collection from leading UK music photographers, the show covers the rise of punk, Factory Records, The Hacienda, Madchester and current day grime artists. The exhibition shows Manchester’s huge impact and continued influence on the UK’s music scene.


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