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Manchester: Plan your day out in Manchester! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions and more.

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Manchester is about to be turned into a massive urban garden for Dig the City festival

See pictures as Manchester's urban gardening festival, Dig the City, is launched in suitably colourful style under specially-commissioned floral umbrellas.

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Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now "makes you believe in the human spirit" at the Whitworth

Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.

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The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year: Why The Whitworth is the best of 2015

At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.

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National Football Museum gets technological upgrade as new exhibition opens with robots and gadgets galore

New exhibition at the National Football Museum brings together art, technology and sport to examine how they interact with each other.

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Clogs from Victorian Ragged School in Manchester acquired by Museum of Science and Industry

A pair of clogs that were loaned to children attending the Charter Street Ragged School, in Manchester, have been donated to the Museum of Science and Industry.

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From the Far East to the North West, Manchester Art Gallery celebrates Asian craft

A new show in Manchester showcases Gallery's extensive collection of East Asian craft old and new, with ceramics, textiles and furniture design. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Cantona, cinemas and a temporary closure: Cornerhouse moves Manchester HOME after 30 years

Siobhan Ward, who has been part of Cornerhouse since before its original opening in 1985, on the popular centre's switch to Manchester's new £25 million HOME.

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The Innovation Race: Photos of the female factory workers who helped save Britain in World War I

See pictures from the factories and owners who helped David Lloyd George after he was appointed Minister of Munitions, saving the war effort at a time when Britain faced low morale and little......

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Ten of the best scientific images of the year from the Wellcome Image Awards

Showcasing the best scientific pictures, the Wellcome Image Awards are about to tour the UK starting at MOSI in Manchester. Here are ten of the best.

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