What’s On this Summer In Manchester?

May 20, 2015

This summer, visit Manchester to experience amazing events and great food. We can tell you all about the events and after you have enjoyed a great day out with your friends and family we can serve you great food at Royal Nawaab.

Here is a highlight of some of the best upcoming events.

Manchester Day  14 June

Manchester Day celebrates everything that is great about the Rainy City. The annual event brings together residents and visitors to celebrate all things Mancunian in one of the World’s most iconic cities.

Since being launched in 2010, the event has had over sixty thousand visitors watch displays of colour, sound and movement through the art of music and dance.

Visitors can see how local communities and artists can work together to create events that represent the diversity and creativity of Manchester.

The centre piece of the day will be the parade, which is a stunning collection of music and colours passing through the streets of Manchester. In each city centre square, you will be about to experience an array of performances and installations that will dazzle and amaze you.

Manchester International Festival 2 -19 July

After The New Yorker magazine said “Manchester is probably the most radical and important arts festival today.” The Manchester International Festival has returned after a two-year hiatus this July.

The Festival was the first of its kind when it was launched on 2007 as an artist-led commissioning festival. The bi-annual event exhibits the brightest and newest talents for the general public to experience.

This year, you can watch the new musical wonder.land which is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland for its 150th Anniversary. It’s a story about how 12 year old Aly enters a virtual world to escape being bullied at school and being unhappy at home.  In wonder.land, Aly becomes Alice and meets famous characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen.

Experience Interdependence to see what artists, performers, writers and scientists think about creativity and innovation. The two-day event will be filled with discussions and debates about how investment can help artistic and scientific endeavours to the benefit of all.

If you have young children, we recommend going to see The Tale of Mr Tumble. For those children and parents who are a fan of Mr Tumble, the Festival has invited Justin Fletcher to Manchester’s Opera House for an up close and live event.

24:7 Theatre Festival 24 – 26 July

24:7 Theatre Festival is here to show the newest plays from the untapped talent of actors and writers. Inspired by the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002, the festival was launched in 2004 to try and bring the same creative vibrancy to Manchester.

The heart of the festival revolves around helping those writers and actors whose talent deserve to be seen by the public. In the last ten years, over forty thousand people have seen a show at the festival.

If you are a theatre fan, you should definitely visit Manchester to see the newest talent that will soon sweep across the creative industry in the future. And you can see them first at the 24:7 Theatre Festival.

Manchester Jazz Festival 31 July – 9 August

This ten-day festival offers live jazz music, featuring over 400 musicians at 80 events. Last year they had over sixty thousand visitors watching many free gigs and listen to new commissioned acts.

The festival mainly presents new acts on their debuts, whether they are national or international. They encourage many different genres within contemporary jazz to be played at the festival in order to break down musical boundaries and to create new sounds that everyone can enjoy.

Manchester Pride: Pride Fringe and The Big Weekend 28 – 31 August

This annual event celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual culture and shows how far the community has come in recent history. This extraordinary ten-day event takes place in Manchester’s famous Gay village.

Superbia was introduced this year and has events that support, educate and celebrate LGBT culture and history and take place across the summer season. They run the Pride Fringe where such events as poetry readings, film showings and other events run for the ten days leading up to The Big Weekend.

On Saturday 29 August, the Pride Parade takes place through the streets of Manchester. Its carnival atmosphere draws spectators of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re gay or straight, bring your friends and family to see fabulously outrageous people celebrate a bright culture filled with colour and joy.

The Big Weekend is a weekend of parties and music taking place on the World famous Canal Street and other areas. Texas is celebrating their 25th anniversary with their Texas 25 album and they are performing this year.

You can visit their village market and EXPO to experience community exhibitions, sports and charity events. All this before hitting the nightclubs and bars to end the celebration.

Eat Indian and Pakistani Food

Come to Nawaab Manchester this summer. We have some fantastic upcoming offers and we serve the best curries in Manchester. You can find us in the centre of Manchester, with our great location, we are easy to find and not far to travel.