MUSIC AND CONCERTS
OUR FAB FOUR Cheshire Life: November 2018
1ST RAVEL, ELGAR, STRAVINSKY Two years after winning BBC Young Musician Award, Sheku Kanneh-mason makes his Bridgewater Hall debut with Elgar’s reflection on the First World War, performed to mark this month’s centenary of the Armistice.
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000
1ST THE SOUTH Members of The Beautiful South, bring back the classics with a nine piece live band performing songs spanning 20 years.
Lyceum, Crewe, crewelyceum. co.uk
2ND-3RD THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR Performing Paul Simon’s successful album, ‘Graceland’, with rich harmonies and empowering voices, that create a special experience.
Manchester Academy, Manchester, 0161 832 1111
6TH-7TH SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON A brand-new production celebrating the life and music of renowned singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Gary Edward Jones tells the story of one of his idols, combining visuals, stage design, storytelling and music.
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 888 4411
9TH THE MERSEY BEATLES The Mersey Beatles are performing a not-to-be-missed show playing The Beatles’ much loved hits.
The Plaza, Stockport, ticketmaster.co.uk
13TH DALLAHAN A distinct force in the folk music scene, listen to songs exploring themes from unrequited love to famine with a band which is like a music festival in one group. 16TH CHRIS CLEVERLEY A true enigma on the UK folk music scene, Chris will take his dynamic solo live where audiences can expect to hear exclusive material from his upcoming album.
Frodsham Folk Club, Frodsham, 01925 740422
17TH JESS GLYNNE Celebrating the launch of her new album, ‘Always in Between’, Jess Glynne sets out on a grand UK tour.
Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com
21ST FAUSTUS: COTTON LORDS TOUR Presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project, the band have set poetry depicting this working-class history to music. 23RD FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Following the news of Florence + the Machine’s hugely-anticipated new album, expect a remarkable performance from Florence as she returns to the stage.
Manchester Arena, Manchester, eventim.co.uk
24TH GIANTS OF JAZZ-TAKE TWO James Pearson and his Trio perform an all-new programme of jazz classics. Expect spectacular arrangements that promise an evening not to be missed.
the written word. Expect music, conversation and things to get loud. 9TH-JANUARY 5TH ICE VILLAGE Wrap yourself up and get ready for the UK’S biggest ever ice attraction as it comes to Manchester for Christmas. The Ice Village will include an arctic bar, Santa’s grotto and ice rink. 10TH DOKI DOKI-THE MANCHESTER JAPANESE FESTIVAL This festival celebrates traditional and modern cultures of Japanese culture, including workshops and an abundance of stalls. 13TH-14TH SHOPPING SPECTACULAR The Christmas shopping event is back with over 60 handpicked stalls from all over the UK offering a wide variety of stunning gifts and ideas for Christmas, with money from each ticket going to The Joshua Tree charity. 15TH HATON HAVEN HOSPICE FIREWALK Would you walk across hot coals to help your local hospice? Why not take on this incredible new challenge in aid of Halton Haven. The evening promises to be a fun event for the firewalkers as well as their friends and family. 30TH-DECEMBER 30TH CHRISTMAS AT DUNHAM MASSEY Dunham Massey’s biggest and brightest Christmas event returns for a second year. Experience the gardens all aglow for a magical outdoor, after-dark experience.