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Manchester Art Fair 2024

More to enjoy over the fair weekend

Enjoy art events around the Manchester and the North West as we work towards Manchester Art Fair on 17-19 November 2023.

Events Diary

  • This new display explores the different ways artworks enter the collection and showcases many new works which haven’t yet been on show. In our 200th anniversary year, we are reflecting on how the coll ...
  • This exhibition gathers together stories written, interpreted, and shared by our volunteers about what captivates them in the collection. From barely touched books at the top of the shelf to the irrep ...
  • The Welcome

    11 Nov 2023
    We’re celebrating the opening of our new space with a spectacular series of events and performances chosen by the people of Greater Manchester – and everyone is welcome!
  • 5-7 pm  £15 Book via the Portico Library website Don't go into the Cellar bring their Victorian Macabre story telling for a perf ...
  • £75. Reserve a space via emailing In partnership with the Society of Bookbinders, North West and North Wales Region  
  • An enormous Christmas present has been found in The Bridgewater Hall. What could it be? Who is it for?
  • Jeff Mills joins the Hallé for a performance of Light from the Outside World
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  • The Hallé - Messiah

    09 Dec 2023
    Join the Hallé for their annual performance of Handel's Messiah.
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  • The big day is just over a week away so why not get your celebrations started with this cracker of a concert?
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  • Hallé Carol Concerts

    16 Dec 2023
    Join the Hallé for our traditional celebration of Christmas for orchestra, choirs and audience.
  • A must for all the family. Watch Raymond Briggs’ classic animated film accompanied by the Hallé performing Howard Blake’s magical score.
  • A night of marvellous movie music with songs and themes from Oscar-winning films.
  • Get back to the world of boy bands, girl power, Britpop and ballads. A magnificent night of pop from the nineties performed by our vocalists and the full forces of the Hallé.
  • The Hallé’s annual whirl round the dancefloors of Vienna, including polkas, waltzes and arias from Suppé, Léhar, the Strauss family and more.
  • Colin Currie conducts the Hallé in a performance featuring Steve Reich's Desert Music
  • Colin Currie conducts a group of musicians from the Hallé in a chamber concert featuring the works of Steve Reich.
  • Joining the Hallé, globally-famed Radiohead guitarist and composer, Jonny Greenwood, emulates his Glastonbury performance of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
  • The Hallé - Espana

    07 Mar 2024
    Music conjuring Spain, its sights and sounds, with conductor Delyana Lazarova as our guide.
  • Join the Hallé for an hour after work and enjoy a performance of Fauré's stunning Requiem.
  • A special evening lies ahead when the internationally renowned composer, musician and producer, Nitin Sawhney CBE, makes his Hallé debut.