In 2007, three friends from Prestwich were tired of having to go to the city centre for entertainment, so they launched Shangri La!, a monthly alternative cabaret night, to help put the area on the cultural map. The nights feature an eclectic mix of music, short theatre, film, stand-up, and spoken word. Shangri La! turns 10 years old this month, and there’s a very special event planned at the regular venue of the Carlton Club. The line-up includes Peter Slater, a comic, writer and actor who has appeared in Phoenix Nights, Ideal, and The Detectorists. Also appearing is Pico, a puppeteer with a variety of outlandish characters. Music will come from FRO, an indie band with a prog twist, and The Happy Soul, who combine jazz with rock. The night ends with a disco and a deliberately naff raffle. The venue can easily be reached via the Heaton Park Metrolink stop, or the numbers 90 and 135 buses.

Fri 21 Jul, Carlton Club, 279 Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1JA. Tel: 07709 296164, 8pm (doors), £5,

Fri 21 Jul
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 6 Jul 2017