Manchester’s guide for the creative tourist.

Creative Tourist is Manchester’s multi-award winning online arts magazine. It publishes features, news and interviews with the UK’s best-known writers and artists. It promotes new writing and photographic talent through its regular showcases, competitions and top 25 lists. It publishes insider guides to Manchester – uncovering the galleries, museums, shops, bars, events and nights out that appeal to the sorts of well-read, regional, national and international cultural consumers who are as passionate about Manchester as we are. And it runs the kinds of unusual, off-beat events such as The Manchester Weekender that appeal to those consumers.

Creative Tourist has been lovingly crafted by Manchester Museums Consortium, a group of nine museums and galleries in Manchester that share a vision: the desire to stage intelligent, thought-provoking exhibitions and events. Oh, and to celebrate the city in which they live, work and play. Creative Tourist and its supporters are rightly proud and passionate about this city of theirs; they hope that, by reading about some of the things happening here, you’ll start to feel the same.