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Things to do next week

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Manchester

Funny Girl, the musical starring Sheridan Smith, tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

7-19 Aug, Palace Theatre (atgtickets.com)

Manchester

Playback is an exhibition of films made by 16-24 year olds tackling subjects including job-seeking, gentrification, homelessness, feminism, sports and more.

1 Aug-1 Sept, Home (homemcr.org)

Clitheroe

The seventh annual Clitheroe Food Festival showcases Lancashire’s finest food and drink producers, with over 100 stalls and live music throughout the day.

12 Aug, Clitheroe Market (clitheroefoodfestival.com)

Hebden Bridge

With an alternative approach to Gay Pride events, Happy Valley Pride hosts an ambitious week-long festival with an LGBTQ+ Heroes theme. Events include comedian Zoe Lyons, a performance from musical satirists Bourgeous & Maurice (pictured), talks from speakers, gigs and family-friendly events.

7-13 Aug, various venues (happyvalleypride.com) 

Leeds

Leeds Carnival 50 Heritage Exhibition explores and celebrates the carnival’s dynamic cultural, visual and political legacy through photography, costumes, archive material and more. It’s the first in a series of events culminating with the carnival parade on August bank holiday.

12 Aug-29 Oct, the Tetley (leedscarnival.co.uk)  

North York Moors

Ten churches across the area host 40 artists presenting 50 works in Arcadia, the ninth annual chamber music festival celebrating the unique location and the different aspects of human nature with soaring classical compositions.

13-26 Aug, various venues (northyorkmoorsfestival.com)

Leeds

Cinematic alt-rockers Glass Mountain present some of their favourite West Yorkshire bands in a one-day festival, Lazy Sunday Afternoon. They’ll headline, with support from Autumn Diet Plans, Kram, Chest Pains, Faux Pas, Night Owls and others.

13 Aug, Wharf Chambers (wharfchambers.org)  

Liverpool

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins is the first major exhibition of the local comic artist’s work.

Until 31 Oct, Victoria Gallery and Museum (vgm.liverpool.ac.uk)

Read our interview with John Higgins in the features section of bigissuenorth.com

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