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Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 5:00pm

Our legendary Beer Festival returns on Thursday 2nd October and runs until Saturday 4th. Over 200 beers and ciders, live bands and DJs, Ferret Smokehouse BBQ & ghoulish goings-on.

Friday, 3 October 2014 - 5:00pm

We've had some absolutely amazing live music line-ups at the Continental's Beer Festivals in the past, and this one is certainly no exception. Definitely something for everyone here, from funk to punk, indie rock to mellow gypsy jazz, country to reggae. Come along to our outdoor music marquee and mix it up!

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:00pm

As a solo artist Kris has toured the length and breadth of the UK & Europe, has released three critically acclaimed solo albums to date and will release a widely anticipated new album in 2014.

Music
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Revitalising the Ska and 2 Tone classics of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and many others from the late 70s and early 80s, Ska Face isn't just a band; it's an experience.

Music
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:30pm

"Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott." Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2

Music
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Conor McKee Productions returns to The Continental to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a unique and thrilling production. In Shakespeare's Deadly Sins an ensemble of four of the North's finest actors takes you on an electrifying journey through gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.

Theatre | Literature
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Conor McKee Productions returns to The Continental to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a unique and thrilling production. In Shakespeare's Deadly Sins an ensemble of four of the North's finest actors takes you on an electrifying journey through gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.

Theatre | Literature
Friday, 17 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Leeds based funk outfit play the music of James Brown & The JBs, emulating the original sound and energy of the Godfather of Soul, whilst hinting at contemporary influences throughout. Not to be missed!

Music
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Wille & the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks’ upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

Music
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Our Friends, The Enemy is a four star play combining theatre and spoken word to capture the remarkable story of the Christmas truce from the First World War. Following sell out runs in Edinburgh and London, this year's First World War Centenary sees the show tour the UK and parts of Europe affected by the Great War.

Theatre
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the eeriest.

Theatre | Literature
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Riverside Poetry presents a fabulous evening of wordplay with Manchester Poetry Prize winner Judy Brown and Poetry Business Competition winner Kim Moore. Proceeds to Cancer Research UK

Literature
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 2:00pm

A comedy show by Dommy B (from BBC 'Rhyme Rocket') for children 5+ and their families. One by one, the birds and the animals are all mysteriously going missing... Nikki’s goldfish, Great Bumbleduke the Third, needs rescuing!

Theatre | Family
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Bantams has been commissioned from Rob Johnston by The Hyde Festival Theatre Company in partnership with Tameside Cultural Services to commemorate The Great War inspired by stories from The Manchester Regiment.

Theatre
Friday, 7 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy.

Theatre
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy.

Theatre
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Anarcho-Punk legends the Subhumans return to The Continental!

Music
Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 1:30pm

Swingtime Big Band is a collection of the finest big band musicians in the North West who have come together to present the best in both classic swing standards and more modern repertoire.

Music
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

Music
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:00pm

The Ugly Girl by Deaf American writer Terry Galloway is a cross-cultural exploration of the disabled female body and queer disability given a wildly comic twist.A wildly comic twist on a queer, disabled, intellectual trouble-maker, full of slapstick, music and dark humour.

Theatre
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the man in black.

Music
Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:00pm

International hip-hop collective Krip-Hop Nation return to the UK, uniquely blending lyricism, activism and breakbeats.

Music
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 8:00pm

With their own blend of Acid Jazz infused Funk and Soul, Tripitaka have a massive fan base across the North West.

Music
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 1:30pm

WYJO has received many national and international honours, most notably from the BBC Radio Big Band Competition, the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition and the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Music
Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:30pm

The Continental proudly welcomes this exceptional Jazz trio from London. Formed in 2011, Preston-Glasgow-Lowe are a new dynamic group consisting of three of Jazz's most creative young instrumentalists.

Music
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:00pm

Horse + Bamboo bring a beautiful and mysterious version of the classic fairy tale. Using puppets, masks, music and film, it's a wonderful treat of a show for Christmas 2014. For adults and children 5+

Theatre | Family
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 7:30pm

Following on from the hugely popular ‘Declaration Tour 2014’, Mike Peters one man band 'Alarm' concept will present ‘Strength’ in a similar contemporary style featuring performance, stories and images to honour the legacy the album left on the decade it helped define and the continuing significance it holds for listeners who can still relate to its timeless themes of love, hope and strength.

Music
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