31 days of autumn for the whole family
For art lovers, there’s no better destination this fall than Manchester Art Fair. This year, it’s offering its largest program of lectures and workshops for all to enjoy, and you can purchase affordable art from some of the nation’s most eligible studios. November 4-6.
Celebrate Halloween in style at Manchester’s iconic hotel and restaurant, Ducie Street Warehouse, where veteran DJ Scott Mills will host a party on Friday night, followed by Halloween-themed brunch activities on Saturday, d family activities and film screenings on Sundays. From October 28 to 30.
If you consider yourself a bit of a rock-and-roll hiker, the Kendal Mountain Festival is a must visit. Explore a full program of guided hikes, organized trail runs, yoga, movies, music and lectures, all with a unifying theme of the mountains and the great outdoors. From November 17 to 20.
Is it the sound of fireworks? But it’s not even Bonfire Night yet! Must be the World Fireworks Championships taking over the seafront opposite Blackpool Tower throughout October. All set to music, there will be breathtaking shows from the greatest pyrotechnic artists in the world. Tonight, then October 27 and 28.
Created by the same team that crafted Kynren near Bishop Auckland, England’s spectacular history brought to life, here comes Pyromusical, a hugely ambitious fireworks display to family favorite tunes from around the world. Takes place on November 5.
Lighting up Liverpool’s historic waterfront, the River Of Light is a brand new spectacular light art installation coming to the city, all united on the theme of unexpected twists and turns. While you’re there, catch the latest screening of the Unboxed festival, celebrating British art and showcasing Our Place In Space, a massive sculpture walk that puts our solar system into perspective on the streets of Liverpool. From October 21 to November 6.
It’s the most haunted city in the world, but York is never more spooky than during York Ghost Week. Hosted by cult boutique Ghost Merchants, this year’s festival includes four nightly ghost hunts, where members of the public must track down miniature sculpted ghosts they can take home, a masquerade ball, story lectures, ghost story readings by candlelight and open gardens. From October 23 to 30.