Shangri La!
Bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester.

About us

Welcome to Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.  Shangri La! is not for profit, we pay all our acts, and serves up a monthly smorgasboard of music, short theatre, spoken word, poetry, film, dance, standup, Europe’s most rubbish raffle AND a dirty disco at the end. It takes place (mostly) the third Friday of every month, from about 8pm at the Carlton Club near Heaton Park Metrolink station and is still only a fiver in.  VALUE.

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WHAT’S ON AT THIS MONTH’S SHANGRI LA!

SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER 2017, NEW YEARS EVE PARTY! - FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH !! PLEASE NOTE: TOTALLY TICKET ONLY AND SOLD OUT !!

Jenny Lockyer

JennyLockyer

Jenny loves performing original songs and characters that make people laugh and is never sure when to talk about herself in the third person. She takes her mix of storytelling and comedy to all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places. Cabarets and variety nights, festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, pubs, clubs, people's front rooms and queues in the chemist's. "Too likeable" says BBC Bradford. We agree!

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Run out the Guns

ROTG

Run Out The Guns was formed in late 2009 and is a four piece acoustic lineup featuring Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bass and Percussion, mixing our own music with songs, shanties, jigs and reels from the distant past to the modern day. Run Out The Guns is a "Folk, Punk, Blues, Rock, Country, Irish Mash-Up", which has been described as the antidote to the "Pulp Fiction" modern music industry! So if you've had a belly full of "The Bland", and want your music to light a fire under you... come aboard, down some grog, stomp your feet to the grass roots beat and prepare to Run Out The Guns.....

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Vanity Dare

VanityDare

Vanity Dare took to the stage at the Frou Frou Club in autumn 2016, invited by her mentor Lady Wildflower, one of the UK's top burlesque performers. She made her international début weeks later at the Bohemian Burlesque Festival and has gone on to work with many prestigious companies and performers. Placed 3rd at Burlesque Noir's Rising Star 2017, a finalist at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival's Legend in The Making 2017, she is also a finalist at Seren Yn Codi 2018 (North Wales Burlesque & Cabaret's own Rising Star).

With a passion for old school bump 'n' grind she radiates through the art of striptease. This glamorous goddess with a killer smile will captivate you with her womanly wiles; beware Vanity Dare!

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Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 20 October 2017
October 30, 2017

Sittin Pretty Sittin’ Pretty are a five piece band from Bolton, combining classic rock, blues and touches of psychedelia.   Whirling dervish lead singer Conor McKenzie-Wilde takes no prisoners.  With a retro sound that’s not too elitist, they deliver a brash, uncompromising set.  “Sittin’ Pretty will grip all your emotions and throw them round like a […]

Friday 21 September 2017
October 15, 2017

Zoe Kyoti Manchester based singer-songwriter Zoe Kyoti is born of Anglo-Austrian- Greek-Armenian heritage. Within her bittersweet unique brand of Folk, there lies the spice of exotic far-flung places and the roots of Jazz, Country and Blues. These influences collide at great force. The impact is an emotional yet comforting journey full of intensity, warmth and […]

Friday 21 July 2017
August 16, 2017

Celebrating 10 whole glorious, happy, chaotic years of Shangri La!  A big fat thank you to all our amazingly talented acts and loyal audience – we love you all! Here are pics of the night plus the line up at the end… enjoy!   PICO Can a sponge puppet really be that funny? YES he […]

Friday 23 June 2017
June 28, 2017

The Affair Steven awoke from a mixed night of creativity and melancholic self-loathing with the sudden realisation that he must form a band. With razorblade vocals, infectious melodies and caustic lyrics, the Affair serves up a poignant musical analysis of modern life with bluesy, ballsy and sometimes just plain beautiful songs on the ever present […]

Friday 19 May 2017
June 7, 2017

  Randolph Swain and the Red Lights Earth-based songwriter Randolph Swain and his friends the “Red Lights” write songs about their adventures in Space.  In their first album, Randolph discovered the NEW PLANET whilst (allegedly) spying on Mrs Jones  from No. 34.  They are currently documenting their journey to the Planet ERIS in wonderful music. […]

Friday 21 April 2017
May 13, 2017

Katie O’Malley Katie O’Malley is a Rochdale girl who’s raw emotion to her voice fills a venue, her influences clearly shine through and include the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She began gigging at 17 and became a regular favourite on the Manchester music scene-. After releasing her single “Beg” she has supported […]

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The Carlton Club, 279 Bury Old Road, Prestwich M25 1JA.

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com