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All the Remembrance Sunday services and parades confirmed across Greater Manchester

Services are set to take place across Greater Manchester to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

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As Greater Manchester prepares to mark Remembrance Sunday, the city and surrounding towns confirm services set to take place this weekend.

The national day is held on the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day in November and provides an opportunity to commemorate the contribution of the British and Commonwealth service men and women, and those who we have lost in the two world wars and conflicts since.

A two-minute silence is held at the 11th minute of the 11th hour during the 11th month as the nation remembers them.

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on November 12th with services across the city-region set to take place.

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Plans for the city centre service will see a procession through the streets, meeting at St Peter’s Square where a ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph as well as the the laying of poppy wreaths.

Councillor Yasmine Dar, Lord Mayor of Manchester said: “It is with solemnity that we come together today, Remembrance Sunday, to reflect on both the conflicts past and those that persist today.

“It gives us the opportunity to pay our deepest respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our country and to honour our veterans and the brave men and women serving in our armed forces.

“Let us also, remember the innocent civilians who, tragically have lost their lives, men, women, children, and babies. It is my privilege to mark this commemoration with the people of Manchester.”

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Surrounding towns will also hold their own ceremonies at their local Cenotaphs.

Remembrance Sunday Parade plans set to take place across Greater Manchester are as follows:

Manchester city centre

The Remembrance procession will leave John Dalton Street at 10.25am led by the combined Lancashire Artillery Volunteers and Greater Manchester Police Band.

The Civic procession will depart from Mount Street at 10.45am led by the Scots Guards Association Pipe Band. Both will meet at St Peter’s Square at the Cenotaph.

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Civic dignitaries, servicemen and women, service and ex-service organisations, faith leaders, emergency services and other uniformed organisations will be invited to pay their respects at the Cenotaph in St. Peter’s Square along with members of the public.

The firing of a 105mm gun will mark the beginning and end of the traditional two-minute silence. When the Cenotaph service ends, the Parade will proceed to Central Library for the March Past by Services and ex-Service organisations led by the Scots Guards Association Pipe Band.

The National Anthem will be played at the conclusion of the March Past at Central Library.

Crowd control barriers will be removed and roads reopened when the event is finished.

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The parade will leave The Old Pint Pot at 10.30am and march down to the Cenotaph opposite Salford Crescent train station for 10.40am.

Across Salford, services will be held in: 




Little Hulton

(See local council pages for further details).

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The borough will also see a number of services taking place in local areas to mark the day.

Services will take place across:






Hale Barns



(See local council websites for further details).

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A service with a two-minute silence will be held outside Dukinfield Town Hall at 11am.

Several services will take place across Tameside to mark Remembrance Sunday, including:







(See local council websites for further details).

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Residents are invited to observe a two-minute silence held on Saturday, November 11th.

The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Graham Greenhalgh will attend the commemoration held at the steps of the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery.

On Remembrance Sunday, a service will also take place outside the War Memorial with a two-minute silence at 11am.

(See local council websites for further details).

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A service will be held at the War Memorial, opposite the Old Town Hall, commencing at 10.50am. All Ex-Service and Civilian Organisations will assemble at New Radcliffe Street at 10.20am and proceed to the War Memorial at 10.30am.

(See local council websites for further details).


A service will take place at Rochdale Cenotaph, Rochdale Memorial Gardens at 10.55am. The parade will march to the Cenotaph using the pedestrian area at 10.50am.

(See local council websites for further details).

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Three Remembrance events will be held in Bolton.

A concert will take place at the Albert Halls on Friday, November 10th at 7pm. An Armistice Day Service will also take place on Saturday, November 11th from 10.50am at Victoria Square.

Remembrance Sunday will see a service take place on Sunday, November 12th, also held in Victoria Square from 10.40am.

(See local council websites for further details).

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Slipknot announce huge Manchester show as part of 25th anniversary tour

The tour celebrates 25 years since the iconic band first played Europe

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Slipknot have announced a massive headline show at Co-op Live in Manchester next year.

American heavy metal band Slipknot have announced their massive European and UK arena tour, Here Comes The Pain, set for next year.

The tour celebrates 25 years since the iconic band, who formed in 1995, first played Europe.

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Slipknot will be performing at Co-op Live in Manchester on December 17th, 2024, and will be joined by special guests Bleed From Within for one epic night at Europe’s largest indoor arena.

Slipknot’s thrilling, multi-sensory live shows are known for being legendary so guests can expect the 25-year anniversary shows to be especially explosive and not-to-be missed.

Slipknot rapidly rose to fame following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, although darker in tone, made the band even more popular. 

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Like a spore out of the Midwest, these musical outliers have captured a Grammy Award alongside 10 nominations, scored 12 Platinum / 41 Gold album certifications around the world, and logged over 8.5 billion global streams and 3.5 billion video views to date – unprecedented for a rock act in this generation or any other. 

As well as their Manchester date next December, the metal giants will also perform in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London around the UK, once they’ve toured Europe.

Says Clown of the upcoming shows: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since. 

“The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25th year anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. 

“Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”

Pre-sale tickets go live at 9am on December 13th. Presale tickets are exclusively for Co-op Live members. To become a member and be first in line for presale tickets, click HERE.

General sale tickets got live at 9am on December 15th.

Co-op Live members enjoy exclusive access to presale tickets as well as other fantastic benefits. To find out more, click HERE.

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Fabio and Grooverider are coming to Manchester for a huge night of drum & bass

It will be their first time playing in the city alongside The Outlook Orchestra

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Jungle legend Fabio and his longtime right-hand man Grooverider are coming to Manchester for one huge night of drum & bass.

The pair were at the forefront of the drum & bass scene as it exploded and developed their sound and partnership, playing at raves up and down the country, as it evolved into the globally-known genre it has become today.

The godfathers of the drum & bass have reinvented themselves and moved with the scene from where it all began in the acid house era, to their hugely influential London club night Rage at Heaven.

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Widely recognised as the pioneers of the music they have been making their mark since 1988 and continue to be beacons in the underground scene.

The legendary duo are set to play at the Manchester Academy on Saturday, January 13th.

Playing alongside The Outlook Orchestra, together they will present a very special score celebrating a history of jungle and drum & bass.

Exploring classic anthems in ways never before experienced – sparking the imagination of generations of music lovers, the show will feature outstanding orchestral renditions of the scene’s most iconic and well-loved tracks.

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Since its formation in 2017, The Outlook Orchestra has grown to be a force in its own right, collaborating with champions of sound system culture from across the globe and striving to drive the scene forward in new and exciting ways.

The gig will feature special appearances from Demolition Man, Jenna G, Kele Le Roq, Cleveland Watkiss and MC GQ.

Support on the night will be Manchester duo Northbase.

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Guaranteed to be an unforgettable night, this unique musical experience will be a true celebration of the past, present and future of UK rave culture.

Fabio and Grooverider perform at the Manchester Academy, along with The Outlook Orchestra on Saturday January 13th. To book tickets, click HERE.

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Get half price tickets to see a Cinderella pantomime in Manchester this December

The fairy godmother of all pantomimes is back – Oh, yes it is!

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A Cinderella pantomime is coming to Manchester’s Contact Theatre for laughs, songs and dance in a series of fantastic performances throughout the festive season.

The Cinderella pantomime is set to take over Contact Theatre with Manchester drag sensations Lady Bushra and Misty Chance, who will take centre stage in this enchanting production from eight-freestyle this December. 

And our followers can bag themselves half price tickets to see it.

Theatre guests can expect a fresh twist on the traditional storyline as Cinderella fights for her freedom from her cruel Stepsisters and their questionable fashion choices. 

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Marvel at the inventions of Lord Stoneybroke, share laughs with Buttons, and help the Prince find true love – all set to an upbeat modern soundtrack of ballroom bangers mixed by DJ Dandini. 

The show stars eight-freestyle’s regular cast of all-singing, all-dancing performers, making it a treat for children of all ages – even the grown-up ones!

This year’s Cinderella pantomime not only features an exceptional LGBTQ+ cast but also emphasises sustainability through recycled costumes and a collaboration with Hart-Work.

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Hart-Work is a reworked clothing brand founded by Kimberly Hart-Simpson with the aim of promoting a positive buying experience and a goal to get people talking about clothing regardless of opinion.

The production team is committed to reducing its environmental impact, making this an eco-conscious and inclusive event for all. 

Sean Canning, Director of eight-freestyle, said: “Directing Cinderella with this fabulous team has been an absolute ball! With the unrivalled energy of our cast and the brilliant collaboration with Contact Young Company, we’re confident this will be eight-freestyle’s best panto yet.

“We’re all about the magic of storytelling and the joy of pantomime, and this production brings both to life in the quirkiest, most sustainable way possible.”

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Keisha Thompson, Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, said: “We’re over the moon to partner with eight-freestyle for another extraordinary production.

“With sustainability woven into the fabric of the show, it’s like Cinderella’s glass slipper – a perfect fit for our commitment to eco-conscious fun.

“And let’s not forget the wild creativity of Contact Young Company! Cinderella is going to be a hoot, showcasing that entertainment can be both a riot and responsible.”

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Cinderella runs from Saturday December 9th until Sunday December 31st at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tickets range from £15 – £25. 

The run includes a range of access provisions, including BSL, captioned performances, relaxed conditions and a range of discounts.

Our followers can get half price tickets on selected performances with code: FAIRY50% at checkout. For more information and to book tickets, please click HERE.

The selected performances include:

  • December 14th at 7 PM
  • December 15th at 7 PM
  • December 16th at 7 PM
  • December 20th at 10AM
  • December 21st at 3.30 PM
  • December 22nd at 7PM

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