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 24 JANUARY, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Sam Lyon

Sam Lyon

Award-winning Cheshire singer-songwriter Sam Lyon has been gigging since she was 14, and now averages 250-300 shows every year. Having recently supported X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff, her enchanting, songbird-like vocals have received significant radio airplay, including BBC Introducing.

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Lady Ilaria

LadyIlaria

Tiara wearing wordsmith Lady Ilaria is a storyteller rather like chocolate with chilli - sweet with a touch of ‘what the fuck’. Drawing on her bizarre childhood, her varied experiences and her magnetic attraction for very strange people with tales to tell, her stories are funny and warm, with a touch of nostalgia and a pinch of pepper.

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The Parish Church Fire

TheParishChurchFire

Former Strummercamp headliners, The Parish Church Fire are a 5 piece alternative hard rock band from Manchester founded and fronted by Sam Smith. They carve a dynamic sound that is as intricate as it is heavy, comparable to The Afghan Whigs, Radiohead and Pearl Jam. They also featured on Alex Ferguson's farewell playlist on his final day at Old Trafford!

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Previously @ Shangri La!

New Year’s Eve 2019
January 5, 2020

Vanity Dare She’s back! “Hotter than the devil’s testicles”, since performing for us a couple of years ago, Vanity Dare was a British Crown finalist at the 2018 World Burlesque Games and has blazed her way across Europe and into America. Acclaimed internationally for her fabulously fierce attitude and high end glamour, she brings the […]

Friday 29 November 2019
December 10, 2019

Pamela DeMenthe Prestwich’s number 1 self published erotic fiction author, Pamela DeMenthe, returns to Shangri la to share an extract of her new book: ‘Whose afraid of vagina? Woof!’ Pamela has brought us critically acclaimed scorchers such as ‘Sticky Digits’ and ‘eVULVAlution’ which have toured internationally and now the authoress is making a bid to […]

Friday, 27 September 2019
October 7, 2019

Rocky Valley If you’re a fan of Duane Eddy, The Beatles or Glen Campbell, you’re in for a treat as we showcase the super talented Americana singer/sogwriter Rocky Valley (aka John Grant). His latest album is heartfelt, open an honest. Beautifully put together, it is the sum of a journey in life and music. https://rockyvalley.bandcamp.com/album/she-can-see-the-light […]

Friday 28 June 2019
September 10, 2019

Icarus Williams The entirely unfamous holler folk musician, stand up comedian, player of such classic venues as Hebden Trades Club and the Surf Cafe and 300 mile marcher of the people’s march for the NHS, Icarus has shared the bill with acts as diverse as Billy Bragg, Attila the Stockbroker and Werbeniuk. The guttural pleasantly […]

Friday 24 May 2019
June 2, 2019

Nico & Coby We give you the stunning vocals and seminal musical skills of the Prestwich grown and stardom bound Nico & Coby. Bringing a jazz, electro, hip hop and folk style jamming session to the stage of The La, intimate cool and downright smashing. Werbeniuk Tearing down from Teeside, it’s Werbeniuk. Enigmatic, elusive and […]

Friday, 26 April 2019
May 20, 2019

Ben Williams Ben is one of Manchester’s most respected musicians, having worked with Grammy award winning producers and supporting the likes of Nile Rodgers and Chic, Mick Hucknall, Will Young and Lisa Stansfield live. In 2015 he went solo, receiving airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing Manchester. A new acoustic album – Minimum […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com