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!

FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER 2018, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Pat Lyons

PatLyons

Pat Lyons is a singer / songwriter from Prestwich, Manchester. Taking inspiration from the musical heritage of his native city, and drawing upon a range of musical styles that include indie, blues, and folk music, Pat has crafted his own melodic blend of acoustic guitar pop. Major influences include Dylan, The National, Oasis, and the Beatles.

http://www.facebook.com/patlyonsmcrmusic

Brandon Lee Webb band

BrandonLeeWebb

Influenced by blues greats such as BB King, Rory Gallagher and Kelly Joe Phelps, the Brandon Lee Webb band unleash as much musical power as they can muster in their distinctive, roots-influenced take on the blues. There are no sedate mumblings or delicate musings here. Expect grime, grit, percussive snaps and slaps, slide guitars and melodic bass with big vocals, powerfully delivered.

Twitter: @brandonleewebb2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonLeeWebb/

Anna Thomas

AnnaThomas

Originally hailing from South West Wales, stand-up comic Anna Thomas has been described as “super refreshing and original in an often comedy sea of beige” (Barking Tales). This act is energetic, unique and, most importantly, daft. Her mission is to get us to change the way we see our perceived “flaws” - all aboard the body-positivity party bus!”

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 23 November 2018
December 10, 2018

We welcome back the uber talented Mano McLaughlin playing tracks from his second sold album Then Lightning. His songs are timeless and weave bitter-sweet pop and folk melodies with lush harmonies. Using intimate home recordings as a foundation, Mano is joined by drummer and producer Tim Thomas and bass player Gary Hadfield to add lush […]

Friday 26 October 2018
November 1, 2018

Kirk McElhinney Passionate Manchester singer-songwriter Kirk McElhinney is no stranger to Sha La! ‘Exciting and engaging…full of surprises’ says the Daily Express. Kirk is a master of the acoustic guitar. His soulful voice and insightful lyrics mixed with a rich and vibrant mosaic of picking give him a sound that is both unique and enticing. […]

Friday 28 September 2018
October 15, 2018

Bo Weavil   5-piece traditional folk and blues act from Lancashire, Bo Weavil showcase old time and country blues from the 1920s and 30s, creating good times from happy hoedown to folk festivals.  Described by Band on the Wall as ‘a positive string orchestra with melodica and harmonica thrown in for good measure’, they are […]

Friday 22 June 2018
September 10, 2018

Pico Ah Pico. What can we say about Pico? He’s filthy, he’s funny, he’s almost family to shangorillas…  back due to perennial popular demand, he’s a car sponge, a cheeky monkey, an irreverent Francophile – and all through the inventive power of puppetry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP35bHtT-vA   The Retrosettes Duo Paul and Helen BytheWay from the Retrosettes […]

Friday 25 May 2018
June 18, 2018

Jeff Downs – Donna Matrix, drag queen to the stars and Rod Shepherd (conspiracy theorist)  The hugely funny and utterly bonkers Jeff Downs brings Croyden’s second best conspiracy theorist Rod Shepherd back to Shangri La! divulging the fiction behind the facts – wake up people!! Also featuring a very special appearance from Donna Matrix, drag […]

Friday 20 April 2018
April 23, 2018

Matt Ganley Actor, musician, writer and spoken-word performer Matt Ganley returns to the La! introducing Lancashire rap legend/brick work contractor @MCBarry12 to Prestwich! http://www.happystormtheatre.co.uk/about-us/4541584191   Son of William The latest musical offering from multi talented muso Ben Williams, Son of William are a duo. And they’re a brand new collaboration. So yeah, we know nowt about them. […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com