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Theatre makers present a string of child-friendly performances to keep little ones entertained. Christopher Nibble, Much Ado About Puffin and Shapeshifter will be performed by local theatre companies.

29 March-2 April, Waterside Arts Centre (watersideartscentre.co.uk)

Blackpool

Blackpool’s annual festival of words, Wordpool, returns to the town for its 11th year. A line-up of authors including Kit de Waal, Ben Aaronovitch and Susan Lewis will host talks, workshops and afternoon tea.

29-31 March, Grundy Art Gallery and local libraries (wordpoolfestival.co.uk)

Leeds

Nashville-based rockers Mona perform as part of their In The Middle world tour.

30 March, The Wardrobe (thewardrobe.co.uk)

Liverpool

Berlin-based artist Christopher Kline showcases O.K. – The Musical, an evolving play where scenes are added or refined for every staging. The project will invite Lancashire and Liverpool residents to collaborate on the piece.

1 April-1 May, Tate Liverpool (tate.org.uk)

Bolton

The Bolton Octagon Theatre showcases its adaptation of Anne Brontë’s 19th century
novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. The story is a passionate tale of a woman’s fight for independence.

30 March-22 April, Octagon Theatre (octagonbolton.co.uk)

Bradford

An exhibition exploring pinhole photography makes its European premiere in Bradford. Poetics of Light showcases imagery captured using photography’s most primitive technique.

Until 25 June, National Media Museum (nationalmediamuseum.org.uk)

Manchester

Acclaimed vocal group The Swingles celebrate the 55th anniversary of the band’s existence with a live performance. The band will showcase new album Folklore, which is inspired by their international travels.

29 March, Royal Northern College of Music (rncm.ac.uk)

Hull

Opera North’s new sound installation The Height of the Reeds is brought to the Humber Bridge as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

1-30 April, Humber Bridge (operanorth.co.uk)

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