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Things to do next week

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Stoke

Dirty Laundry is the new site-specific play by northern playwright Deborah McAndrew. Set in Stoke-on-Trent in 1953 against the backdrop of the Clean Air Act, the domestic thriller addresses issues of the environment and its impact on the health of the city’s people.*

11-21 Oct, Spode Works (claybodytheatre.com)

* For a video preview of Dirty Laundry go to the Centre Stage section 

Leeds

Referencing the city’s expansive textile and clothing industry and history, Interwoven Histories is an exhibition presenting a collage of material to explore the work, lives and representations of migrants past, present and future.

From 10 Oct, Leeds Industrial Museum (pavilion.org.uk)

Manchester

Following the release of their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth, Papa Roach tour the UK for the first time in two years.

11 Oct, 02 Apollo (paparoach.com)

Barnsley

Ensemble 360 perform classical music in the round – Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat and String Quartet in D-minor, Death and the Maiden.

15 Oct, Emmanuel Church (barnsleycivic.co.uk)

Carlisle

Percy Kelly: Line of Beauty is a retrospective exhibition by the reclusive Cumbrian artist that opens up the world of a cross-dressing postman who couldn’t stop drawing.

Until 28 Jan, Tullie House Art Gallery (tulliehouse.co.uk)

Liverpool

Part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival, Alaska is a singing and dancing one-woman show starring Cheryl Martin. She shares her story of survival after growing up with severe depression.

12 Oct, Unity Theatre (unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk)

Yorkshire Dales

Bats, bikes and birds take centre stage at the Nidderdale Moorland Festival. The three-week celebrations include walks, talks, a moorland safari, mountain biking, foraging and much more.

From 7 Oct, various locations in Nidderdale (uppernidderdale.org.uk)

Warrington

Warrington Art Treasures is the first in a series of displays celebrating important events in the history of the town’s Museum & Art Gallery – the oldest public museum in the North West at 140 years old.

Until 21 April, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (warringtonmuseum.co.uk)

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