Stockport
Town of Culture
Weekender

50 events at 25 venues

A great weekend of over 50 events at 25 venues to celebrate Stockport being Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture 2023-24

Latest Events

Window Wonderland

6th April - 20th May 2024

Calling People of Marple! get involved to make an exciting art trail across the town, a Window Wonderland from 6th- 20th April, organised by Twisted Trees Productions and funded by […]

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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

16th April 2024

As part of Stockport's Town of Culture Events, why not join Hat Works hatting expert Sue Lea on this FREE guided walk exploring the history of Stockport's hat trade. Walk […]

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Crochet & Knit @ Stockport Central Library

16th April 2024

Bring along your knitting, crochet or craft to this free drop-in. Join our casual gathering and meet fellow makers, have a brew and a chat. From expert to beginner. Everyone […]

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Crochet, knit and craft @ High Lane Library

16th April 2024

Bring along your knitting, crochet or craft to this free drop-in. Join our casual gathering and meet fellow makers, have a brew and a chat. From expert to beginner. Everyone […]

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A year of culture for everyone

Stockport has been named Greater Manchester’s latest Town of Culture following in the footsteps of Bury and Stalybridge.

We want our time as Town of Culture to provide opportunities to be active and creative and celebrate the people, places and stories of Stockport. We want our residents, creatives, businesses, cultural and community organisations to play a key role in shaping our programme which will develop as the year progresses.

Let us know what you want to see
happening in Stockport as part of Town of Culture


Our programme has four strands taking a broad definition of culture and meaning that everybody has an opportunity to take part.

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MAKES

celebrating creativity and making in all its forms in Stockport and giving people an opportunity to showcase their creativity and try and something new

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SOUNDS

celebrating and promoting music and spoken word being made in Stockport, creating new opportunities for developing and showcasing talent and our dynamic music heritage

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MOVES

celebrating and promoting the opportunities that Stockport’s unique environment presents to move about and be active

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TASTES

celebrating and promoting food and drink in Stockport

EVENTS

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NEWS

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27/03/24

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LIT FEST at Stockport Library

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26/03/24

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Stockport’s busiest weekend as it celebrates a successful year of Town of Culture

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22/03/24

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Stockport Makes – discovering creativity as Town of Culture

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22/03/24

Mixed weather forecast won’t spoil the fun at Stockport’s Town of Culture Weekender

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22/03/24

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Children’s Author and Poet Michael Rosen visits Stockport’s Children’s Poetry Festival

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19/03/24

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Will the Wheel Trim Shady stand up?

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18/03/24

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Gifted sculpture trail celebrates best of Stockport through eyes of Stockport College students

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15/03/24

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Stockport Sounds – a musical celebration of Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture

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14/03/24

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Stockport lines up 50 events across 25 locations at FREE Stockport Town of Culture Weekender

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Tell us what you think


We want Town of Culture to provide opportunities for everybody in Stockport to be active and creative and also give people a chance to try something new. We’ve been asking people what they want to see as part of the programme and will take this into account in our plans.

If you are an artist or creative organisation working in Stockport you may have ideas about how you could contribute to our Town of Culture programme or how it could provide an opportunity for your practice to grow and develop. Let us know how we can make Town of Culture work for you.

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Submit Your Event

There’s lots going on throughout the year as part of Town of Culture. You can submit your own events if you want to be promoted as part of Town of Culture here. Don’t forget to use our Town of Culture logos in all your publicity materials.

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    Testimonials

    What are people saying
    about Stockport Town of Culture

    “I’ve felt the cultural power of Stockport, and I came to your biggest cultural event in 2019, Edgeley Park, your very own Blossoms, it was one of the best nights I can remember. This year, we just want you to shine in that spotlight that we’ve given you, and it’s about where you’re going and the amazing talent you’ve got to celebrate right now. Someone once said you’re Brooklyn to Manchester’s Manhattan and I think that’s a pretty good place to be. You’re on the up and I hope to come back and back this year.”

    Andy Burnham

    Mayor of Greater Manchester

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    Use the Stockport Town of Culture toolkit to show support - Download here
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