Manchester Histories Festival promises a weekend of Manchester entertainment

Following an itinerary of Manchester entertainment events that began on February 24th, Manchester Histories Festival marks 'Celebration Day' on Saturday March 3rd.

The date represents the pinnacle of this year's festival, with a schedule of events due to take place across the city, centred on Manchester Town Hall.

Over 80 individual events have contributed towards this year's celebration of Manchester's heritage - and the entertainment continues until Sunday.

Ways to join in the Manchester entertainment include a football-themed pub walk, a vintage bike ride suitable for all the family, and a rock'n'roll walking tour.

Meanwhile, anyone who saw CBBC's Blue Peter broadcast from the John Rylands Library for World Book Day might want to head along to Deansgate themselves for the Here be Dragons! tour.

This is scheduled for midday on Saturday March 10th, and should last an hour - young people aged from 5 to 10 are the target audience, so it's definitely family-friendly.

Rather than focusing on the library's literature collection, the tour takes a look at the architecture of the historical building, explaining some of the mysterious and mythical creatures that can be seen on its walls and ceiling.

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