5 things to do in the North West

All or Nothing: The Mod Musical
Mod fans are in for a treat this weekend. All or Nothing: The Mod Musical is taking to the stage at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and is set to be a whole lot of fun. The show follows the story of The Small Faces, who encapsulated all that is Mod. Expect to hear a whole host of the bands songs alongside a gripping storyline. Find out more here.

We Are Manchester
In support of the Manchester Memorial Fund, the We Are Manchester concert will see some of the city’s finest talents take to the stage this weekend. Acts include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley and ‘Longfella’ poet Tony Walsh. There will also be a pre-show DJ set from Clint Boon. Find out more here.

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships
Yes, you did read that correctly. The World Black Pudding Throwing Championships are taking place outside The Oaks Pub in Ramsbottom on Sunday. The event, which is set to be a lot of fun and a weird yet wonderful way to spend a Sunday, dates back to the 1980s sees Black Puddings hurtled at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20ft high plinth. Find out more here.

Oldham Live
Head along to Parliament Square in Oldham this weekend to enjoy Oldham Live. The event will see a whole host of live music acts and entertainment take to the stage. There will be pirate themed fun for the kids from Gemma Hunt, aka Gem from CBeebies’ Swashbuckle. For the adults, the evening line-up will include The Farm and a DJ set from Clint Boom. Find out more here.

Manchester Loves Cocktails Festival
Manchester Loves Cocktails Festival kick starts this weekend. The festival is taking place at more than 20 of the city’s best bars, restaurants and venues, including The Alchemist, The Botanist, The Living Room, Crazy Pedros, Blackdog Bullroom and The Fitzgerald. There will also be a range of activities to get involved in, includes masterclasses and discos. Find out more here.