Out & About Archive

5 surprising Harry Potter facts

As Harry Potter and The Cursed Child storms onto the West End this month, the rest of us are feeling a little bit left out. We're hoping the play tours England some time in 2016 and just in case they…


Summer blockbusters for everyone in 2016

Mark your calenders and stock up on popcorn because 2016 is shaping up to the biggest film summer yet.


Manchester: A city, a sound, a soul

On Sunday the 19th of June, as the rain splattered onto the ground and the clouds swarmed the sky the streets were lined with artists and dancers that brought colour into our city. Manchester Day.…


Movie Musicals in Manchester

Did you know that Manchester has the most theatre seats per person outside of London. We have a creative industry put together by artistic and hard working people who've put together and worked hard…


Friday's Family-Friendly Festivities

We're all living for the weekend right? But when you have kids the weekend plans become less about drinking and debauchery and more about cbeebies and apple juice. But if you're ready for something a…


Books to get excited about this July

As we get ready for summer and our holidays it's time to start organising beach reads and now is summer box office hits in the book world so keep your eyes out for these gems popping up on amazon…


Six acts you definitely want to see this summer

The Stone Roses 15th June Etihad Stadium One of the most anticipated manc-music events is happening tomorrow with Madchester returning to our rainy city with The Stone Roses, an already sold…


Culture Events: June

A Medley Of Mediums 10th June Brookdale Theatre http://www.thebrookdaleclub.com/ In Stockport for the 'Make a Wish Foundation', experience a night with some of the biggest mediums in the game…


SON Estrella Galicia’s new UK tour

Looking for something to do this weekend, head down to Night and Day tomorrow in order to witness a night of musical talent. We're Manchester we're a city that absolutely adores music and SON…


Manchester Sound: Some Kind of Illness

Introduce yourselves in less than 10 words... We are called skoi (some kind of illness) and we make really beautiful music :) How would you describe your show to someone who hasn't seen you…


Quays Festival Presents Broken by Motionhouse Dance Group

On July 16th the acclaimed Motionhouse dance group will descend on Salford for the presentation of Broken at the Quays Festival. Broken is a multi-media extravaganza featuring breath-taking dancing,…


Manchester Sound: The Tapestry

The Tapestry are forging their own musical path,they've been together for ages and have recently released their new EP and headlining Emerging North Live and the Blackthorn Music Festival. A band…


Famous Manchester films from 2000 and beyond

Manchester has been the host to a great many movies and monumental moments. And in the past sixteen years it's become a more popular backdrop for movies so check out these famous films with a…


The Great CityGames 2016: Results

The Great CityGames 2016 brought some of the world’s biggest athletes together to compete in Manchester. Kim Collins victory in the men’s 100m was the biggest surprise of the day. Collins beat…


Must see films in June

Fancy going to the cinema? Here are some of our best picks for June. 3rd June- The Nice Guys Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe in some ways feel like the ultimate duo for a cop movie but for a…


Great Manchester Run 2016: Results

The Great Manchester Run brought some of the world’s biggest marathon runner’s to Manchester to compete. The elite men’s race was won by three time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of…


BeatStream: Keeping music alive

Starting a new business can be hard and breaking into the music industry can be even harder. We talked to Helen Fish one of the brain boxes behind BeatStream, the new music app for streaming music…


Three wonderfully weird podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage at the moment, taking the mantle off blogs and other internet sources to be the new 'online trend.' The podcast is a mini-radio show that you can download and listen to…


A party fit for a Queen

Celebrations to mark the Queen's 90th birthday promise to be a right royal occasion in Tameside. Tameside Council's Cultural Services will be hosting a Queen's 90th Birthday Picnic at Cheetham's…


Great CityGames and Great Manchester Run 2016

This is a busy weekend for sport in Manchester. With the Great CityGames, Junior and Mini Manchester Run and the Great Manchester Run all packed into one weekend. Athletes from all over the world…


Whit Friday Band Contests 2016

The annual Whit Friday Band Contests are held in an around Greater Manchester on Friday 20th May 2016. The locations for the Band Contest's are listed below;


Manchester sound: PINS

Manchester rock band PINS have been conquering the music scene since they first arrived in 2011, their unique sound and bags of talent make them a stand out band on the scene.


Walk for Aoife

Alan Creedon will set off tomorrow morning at 9am from his home in Levenshulme, Manchester to walk the 400 miles to his home town in Dingle, Ireland. His wife, Beth and daughter, Rae will meet him on…


Manchester sound: Spring Kings

Spring Kings are the latest band out of Manchester with an indie, garage sound and a lot of creativity. Spring King's have been making waves across the globe and their profile just keeps on rising,…


No Hot Ashes: Manchester's next music wave

Stockport lads with an indie/funk sound, this young band are already musical heavy weights on the underground scene going from strength to strength in the past few years, their new single Cool Cat is…


Five Road Trips in Manchester

Road tripping may conjure up more images of open roads in a sun drenched American road. But what about road tripping a little closer to home.


Manchester's Music Scene in May

Manchester and music is a relationship through the ages. Whether it's music from our own or from the world around us, we are a city of music fans and we're a city that knows how to party.


Art Feeds the Soul

Art feeds the soul. It enriches our lives and helps us know more about our identity. Supporting the arts in your local area is a great way of supporting the community and helps build up regional…


Keeping Your Little Monkeys Entertained

May is shaping up to be a busy month for all Mancunians but when you've got a kid or two it can often feel like doing anything fun is a mission, a flurry of nappies and dummies and you're exhausted…


What’s on in theatre: May: Manchester

In Manchester we are blessed to be party of some of the world’s foremost talents in arts and performing. And one of the glistening jewels in our cultural crown is the theatre; we’re a city with a…


What’s on in Sports: Manchester: May

There’s always been a special relationship between sports and the city of Manchester. In fact statistically the citizens of Manchester play more sport per week than any other city in the country,…


Status Quo 2015 Tour

Britain’s best loved rockers are back and are on tour again this winter across the UK in November and December 2015.


Cycling in the City

Manchester and cycling may not be a typical partnership. With our indescribable weather, traffic and roads with potholes (or bigger if you go towards Mancunian Way), cycling isn’t something that…


Caravanning in the 21st Century

Here at Hello Publications we’re all about saving you money. Also we’re interested in introducing you to new things or should we say reintroducing you to things… Something from your…


Personal Fitness

A survey of 2,000 people by Adapt Nutrition has shown that Manchester is in the top three fittest cities in the UK. With 65% of us visiting the gym as part of our weekly routine, being strong is…


Hometown Tourism

With money being tight and work being never ending, taking a break can often feel more like a daydream than a reality. That’s why here at Hello Publications we are introducing you to the burgeoning…


What’s On in February

Did you know experts say February is the most depressing month of the year, with Christmas well and truly behind us and the summer somewhere in the future and no future bank holidays for a while the…


Manchester Art Scene

Manchester’s art scene has had a long and varied past and is often overlooked within the tapestry of the city. But it is one of several things that make this city so great, from matchstick dogs and…


Chinese New Year in Manchester

The Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off in Manchester this February as a happy, albeit wet introduction to the year of the Monkey. Those born in 2004, 1992, 1980 and 1968 also belong to the Year…


On The Wing - My Autobiography

Willie was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 2nd 1944, Willie Morgan was one of the illustrious group of players who played in the famous No. 7 shirt for Manchester United; included in the…


Manchester Christmas Markets

Time goes quick, it’s December already?! You know what that means? We’re just weeks away from Christmas! One of the busiest times of the year, everyone all over the world is going to be busy…


Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral is an iconic piece of the Manchester landscape that many from Manchester know and pass on a regular basis. However many do not know that behind this building is a part of…


Manchester Sleepout

On Friday 6 November, 320 people gathered at Manchester Cathedral for the annual Manchester Sleepout. The event is organised by the Booth Centre, a charity that helps people to find accommodation,…


European City of Science

Manchester, named the European City of Science 2016, and with good reason. Manchester has been the home of many famous and legendary scientists throughout the ages.


Gifts for the Gods

This new exhibition will explore ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. By breaking down many common preconceptions, this unique ancient practice…


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our readers

Well, it’s that time of the year again. If you have not done so already you will trying to hunt down that perfect gift for your loved ones, while trying to beat the person next to you to it. For me…


Redress the Right Way

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) is an alternative approach to resolving consumer disputes in the property sector. Alternative that is to the Courts by providing a facility for independent conflict…


Know Your Way Around Manchester?

Greater Manchester Police arrested more than two drug drivers a day as part of a month-long crackdown on drink and drug driving.


Police Arrest 238 Drink and Drug Drivers

Greater Manchester Police arrested more than two drug drivers a day as part of a month-long crackdown on drink and drug driving.


Police Warn Drugs and Drink Drivers

Police are warning drug drivers that they’re more equipped than ever to catch them as they launch their annual summer drug and drink drive operation.


Wiggins and Trott British Cycling

A world-class field including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and many of Great Britain’s other Olympic and Paralympic champions competed at the 2015 British Cycling National Track Championships…


£18M Research Centre at Manchester City

Planners have given the green light for a pioneering sports health and science research facility in Manchester, the first of its kind in the UK. It will be based in the Etihad Campus, next to…


Manchester United's New Partnership

The Old Trafford football club says that India-based HCL and Manchester United will work together to explore and unveil a number of digital initiatives to transform the experience of the Club’s 659…


Ski and Snowboard; the New Sport Trends

Skiing and Manchester don’t seem like the most obvious marriage. As we’re more at home in the rain rather than the snow the winter sports scene in Manchester is still growing, but since the…


Children and the Olympic Legacy

2012 was a stellar year in British sport. Not only hosting the Olympic Games but also winning 29 gold medals making it Britain’s most successful Olympic Games since 1908.


Fifth Fashion Event for Manchester

Manchester Fashion Industry hosted its fifth fashion event to mark the summer season. Held on Sunday 2nd of August, Manchester Fashion Industry’s most recent event ‘SS15 Blue Hues’ showcased…


Travelling by Your Own Guide

As someone who had the opportunity to travel a lot when I was younger, I have seen many unique and wonderful places our planet has to offer. Unfortunately, like many once you start a family your…


Manchester Airport Transformation

The UK’s third largest airport set out a programme of enhancements worth up to £1 billion over the next ten years with new state-of-the art facilities for airlines and passengers.


Top Parks in Manchester

Take a look at our voted top 5 parks in Manchester, and find out why..


The Study opens at Manchester Museum

For the curious, the makers, the searchers and the sharers; On the 11th of September Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester opened The Study. A reworking of the entire top floor of…


Welcome to Manchester!

“What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow.” In the last years of the 18th Century and the early years of the 19th, Manchester was according to the historian Asa Briggs, the “shock…