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Shine Image (for event Illuminate) Illuminate: A festival of fire and water 1 Sat 14 Apr 2012 Starts at 7pm Failsworth Canal Basin Mechanical Games Logo Mechanical Games Launch Sun 15 Apr 2012 2pm Cornerhouse Big Dance dancers by Lilian Baylis Big Dance 2012: Schools Pledge - Manchester Fri 18 May 2012 1pm - 4pm All about us All About Us 8 2 Sat 19 May 2012 12.30pm - 5pm The Quays Waterfront, Greater Manchester Ziya Aziz Looping the Loop 21 12 Sat 19 May 2012 12.30pm - 5pm The Quays Waterfront, Greater Manchester Mechanical Games - Give you one Mechanical Games: Award Ceremony Sat 19 May 2012 12.30pm - 5pm The Quays Waterfront, Greater Manchester Big Dance dancers by Lilian Baylis Big Dance 2012: Excerpt of NW Link Up! At Looping the Loop Sat 19 May 2012 4pm - 5pm The Quays Waterfront, Greater Manchester Shine - A Star Supper Shine 1 Sat 26 May 2012 12 noon - 4pm Gallery Oldham - Library and Lifelong Learning Centre Torch Logo Olympic Torch Relay 31 May 6 4 Thu 31 May 2012 Various locations across the North West Fit4fun kids with their certificate Fit 4 Fun Torch Relay Celebrations Thu 31 May 2012 4pm - 6pm Walmsley Park, Wigan Nowt2Do logo Nowt2Do Torch Relay Flash Mob 1 2 Thu 31 May 2012 5pm Danes Avenue, Hindley Torch Logo Olympic Torch Relay 1 June 7 5 Fri 1 Jun 2012 Various locations across the North West kayakers from the Big Games The BIG Water Festival 1 Sun 3 Jun 2012 10am - 4pm Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre The Games The Games - The Lowry, Salford 2 1 Mon 11 Jun 2012 8pm The Lowry, Salford Moment when - Dancer suspended The Moment When... 1 Sat 16 Jun 2012 10pm Orford Jubilee Park Big Dance dancers by Lilian Baylis Big Dance 2012: STRIDE Thu 21 Jun 2012 7pm AND Festival: Swandown
Swandown. Credit: Andrew Knotting
Swandown 2 Fri 22 Jun 2012 Cornerhouse, Manchester And Festival: The Creator (Al and AL)
The Creator 2012. Credit: Al & AL
The Creator (AL and AL) 4 1 Sat 23 Jun 2012 Cornerhouse, Manchester We Face Forward: A West African Party We Face Forward: A West African Party 1 Sat 23 Jun 2012 7pm - 10pm The Printworks CADs kids pulling each other Greater Manchester Disability Games 2012 Fri 29 Jun 2012 Leigh Sports Village Meet the Species Discovering Places: Urban Naturalist – Moths Sat 30 Jun 2012 2pm - 4pm Manchester Museum Pass the Baton Logo Pass the Baton Sat 7 Jul 2012 9am - 6pm finale at Redish Vale Country Park Stockport kids from The Big Games The BIG Games 1 Sat 14 Jul 2012 10am - 4pm Heywood Sports Village Olympic Football Olympic Football - Team GB v Senegal/UAE v Uruguay - Men's Preliminaries 1 1 Thu 26 Jul 2012 5pm - 9.45pm Old Trafford Football Ground All the Bells All the Bells 2 1 Fri 27 Jul 2012 8.12am - 8.15am Local Leaders Logo Local Leaders' Opening Night In! Fri 27 Jul 2012 9pm Various locations across the North West Meet the Species Discovering Places: Urban Naturalist – Ferns Sat 28 Jul 2012 2pm - 4pm Manchester Museum Olympic Football Olympic Football - Brazil v Belarus - Men's Preliminaries 3 Sun 29 Jul 2012 12 noon - 4.45pm Old Trafford Football Ground Olympic Football Olympic Football - Spain v Morocco - Men's Preliminaries 4 1 Wed 1 Aug 2012 5pm - 7pm Old Trafford Football Ground Olympic Football Olympic Football - Men's Quarter Final Sat 4 Aug 2012 12 noon - 2pm Old Trafford Football Ground Olympic Football Olympic Football - Women's Semi-Final Canda v USA Mon 6 Aug 2012 7.45pm - 9.45pm Old Trafford Football Ground Olympic Football Olympic Football - Men's Semi-Final Korea v Brazil Tue 7 Aug 2012 7.45pm - 9.45pm Old Trafford Football Ground Search for a Gold Star kids Search for a Gold Star Mon 13 Aug 2012 10am - 6pm Manchester Golf Club Paralympic Torch Manchester Paralympic Flame Celebration Fri 24 Aug 2012 12 noon - 4pm Red Baraat Red Baraat Tour Tue 4 Sep 2012 8pm - 10pm The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Bandstand Marathon Bandstand Marathon 1 Sun 9 Sep 2012 1pm - 5pm Avenham & Miller Parks AND Shorts - Hang Gliding Abandon Normal Devices Shorts Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 & Wed 29 Aug 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Manchester Live Site Mechanical Games - Give you one Mechanical Games Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 & Wed 29 Aug 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Manchester Live Site Jonathan Edwards playing wheelchair football in Oldham Ability Roadshow Tue 20 Mar 2012 10am to Fri 23 Mar 2012 1pm Hathershaw College of Technology and Sport The Creator, Al and Al, Abandon Normal Devices Festival Abandon Normal Devices Preview 2 1 Fri 22 Jun 2012 to Sat 23 Jun 2012 Cornerhouse, Manchester The Big Dance Big Dance 2012: Urban Moves Fri 27 Jul 2012 to Sun 29 Jul 2012 Various locations across the North West Bue Crystal Ball Crystal Ball Wed 29 Aug 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 AND Festival, Manchester Pigs Bladder Football tissue culture Pigs Bladder Football 2 Wed 29 Aug 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Cornerhouse Mobile Republic Mobile Republic Wed 29 Aug 2012 12 noon to Sun 2 Sep 2012 8pm First Street, Manchester AND 2012 Empire Drive-In Wed 29 Aug 2012 12 noon to Fri 31 Aug 2012 4pm First Street Car Park B, Medlock Street, Manchester Africa Express Africa Express Mon 3 Sep 2012 to Sat 8 Sep 2012 Handprint Gallery Handprint 2012 7 1 Fri 7 Sep 2012 to Sun 9 Sep 2012 7pm - 11pm Avenham & Miller Parks We Face Forward We Face Forward Fri 7 Sep 2012 4.45pm - 5.15pm performance, Fri 7 Sep 2012 7pm - 7.30pm performance & Sat 8 Sep 2012 12 noon - 6pm workshops Avenham & Miller Parks Dada Visions - BBC big screen DaDaVisions Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 & Mon 13 Aug 2012 to Tue 28 Aug 2012 Manchester Live Site Remarkable - still from film Remarkable Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 Manchester Live Site Refractive Index Refractive Index Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 Manchester Live Site Portrait of an Athlete - Beach Volley Ball Portrait of an Athlete Pilot Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 Manchester Live Site Me and Mine Kwon Me & Mine Wed 1 Feb 2012 to Wed 18 Apr 2012 Manchester Live Site Global Threads Global Threads: Cotton 1 3 Sat 11 Feb 2012 to Sun 13 May 2012 Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm Whitworth Art Gallery Global Threads - More Than Fashion Global Threads: More Than Fashion Wed 15 Feb 2012 to Sat 19 May 2012 Open Wednesday to Saturday 1.30pm - 4.30pm Platt Hall Big Dance dancers by Lilian Baylis Big Dance 2012 6 Fri 18 May 2012 to Sun 15 Jul 2012 Blaze Boom Bike Big Band Blaze Boom Bike Big Band 4 2 Sat 19 May 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Various locations across the North West We Face Forward We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today 5 4 Sat 2 Jun 2012 to Sun 16 Sep 2012 Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm Whitworth Art Gallery AND Festival: Stanya Kahn
It's Cool, I'm Good. Credit: Stanya Kahn
Stanya Kahn Exhibition 2 1 Fri 22 Jun 2012 to Sun 16 Sep 2012 Cornerhouse, Manchester AND Festival: Mark Amerika
The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics. Credit: Mark Amerika
The Museum of Glitch Aesthetics Fri 22 Jun 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Online Atelier[zero] Atelier[zero] 1 Sat 23 Jun 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Piccadilly Basin Summer Reading Challenge STORYLAB Sun 1 Jul 2012 to Mon 10 Sep 2012 Our Sport Our Life Thu 12 Jul 2012 to Mon 31 Dec 2012 National Football Museum Sporting Heroes at Gallery Oldham Sat 14 Jul 2012 1pm to Sat 20 Oct 2012 5pm Build The Truce Build The Truce Sat 21 Jul 2012 to Mon 1 Oct 2012 Times TBC IWM North Victoria Pendleton from Team GB Olympic Cycling on the big screen at the National Cycling Centre Fri 27 Jul 2012 to Sun 12 Aug 2012 National Cycling Centre

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