The website is an excellent cultural guide to Manchester and very cool to boot. There's also a free Creative Tourist iPhone app available featuring walking tours, insider tips on where to eat and the most interesting places to visit.
The International Dance Festival is running until May 19th, 2012 in Birmingham. This weekend has a family focus.
Today, Spanish dance company Aracaladanza will perform Clouds at 11am. It's described as "an enchanting dance show for all the family where dancers create a magical world of moving objects, marionettes and dream-like imagery". Tickets for the show were still available at the time of posting.
Alternatively, you can enjoy Spill at 12.45pm in Cannon Hill Park free of charge. The piece uses the park's playground equipment as the set and should be a wonderful experience.
May 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times
"..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging." The Baby Website
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal