1st November - 30th November 2023
Come and join us at Bask this November for a jam packed month full of entertainment to suit all! Please visit our site below for more information.See details
19th November - 19th January 2024
This exhibition is presented by Stockport Art Guild. Stockport Art Guild are proud to have their 102nd Annual Exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. Guild Members all have their […]See details
24th November - 26th January 2024
This exhibition is presented by Vernon Mill Artists. Joan Bradley was well respected in artistic circles in the North West and beyond. Her work evolved through her love of the […]See details
30th November 2023
Need a break from everyday stresses? Why not join us for FREE colouring sessions, designs and coloured pencils provided. Please feel free to bring your own patterns, books and colouring […]See details
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.
celebrating creativity and making in all its forms in Stockport and giving people an opportunity to showcase their creativity and try and something new
celebrating and promoting music and spoken word being made in Stockport, creating new opportunities for developing and showcasing talent and our dynamic music heritage
celebrating and promoting the opportunities that Stockport’s unique environment presents to move about and be active
celebrating and promoting food and drink in Stockport
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.Artists survey Resident Survey
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.
Looking for funding opportunities for your activity or project?Find out more
What are people sayingabout 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.”
Mayor of Greater Manchester