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The Guide: events coming up in Greater Manchester

John Thomson with comedy street theatre act The Fairly Famous Family and their Cheesy Trailer (c) Phil Portus
John Thomson opens the 2010 Didsbury Arts Festival

From arts and exhibitions to gigs and going out, get some suggestions of things to do in Greater Manchester over the next few months.

Outdoors & Events

A replica of the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun is created in Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures at the Trafford Centre's Museum of Museums (22 Oct - 27 Feb 2011).

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Local bands MAY68, Shmoo, The Reclusive Barclay Brothers, Violet Youth and Unconscious Jungle perform covers of classic Manchester tracks at the Ruby Lounge as part of BBC Radio Manchester's 40th Birthday celebrations (Friday 24 Sept).

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  • Help is at hand for up and coming bands at Un-convention Salford, a new music industry event (Fri 1 to Sun 3 Oct).
  • In The City makes its annual return combining a daytime hub of debate with a city-wide live festival (13 - 15 Oct).

Arts & Exhibitions

The Land Between Us exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery focuses on the imagery of landscape and includes a forest created by Olafur Eliasson (25 Sept 2010 - 23 Jan 2011).

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  • From Twiggy to The Beatles, Philip Townsend's photographs capture the sixties. Mister Sixties exhibition at The Lowry (until 7 November).
  • Get a feel for life on the high seas at the Imperial War Museum North's, All Aboard: Stories of War at Sea (until 25 April 2011).
  • The Didsbury Arts Festival 2010 celebrates the arts and creative talent of the South Manchester suburb (25 Sept - 2 Oct 2010).

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