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 22 JUNE 2018, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

The Retrosettes Duo

RetrosettesDuo

The Retrosettes duo: front singers from vintage band The Retrosettes, Helen and Paul Bytheway perform original songs drawing from influences such as the 50s Sun Records era and 60s Motown mixed with modern folk.

http://www.theretrosettes.com/about.html

Pico and friends

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

Chris Tavener

ChrisTavener

Witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says. Rock ‘n’ roll infused with comedy. Folk dipped in satire. Peep Show set to music. Storytelling songs about the ironic comedy in everything from drunken romance, celebrity worship, football hooligans and backpacking travellers.

http://www.christavener.co.uk/

Callow Youth

CallowYouth

Youthful Manchester quartet Callow Youth are wasting no time in making a name for themselves, despite still being in education. They kicked off 2018 with their first recording session at Manchester’s Vibe Studios and 5 tracks released on Spotify. Frontman Alfie Turner’s typically Manchester vocals are the focal point of Callow Youth’s sound, working sweetly with their simple, easy listening guitar which flows constantly throughout.

https://www.facebook.com/callowyouth.band/

Previously @ Shangri La!

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. […]

Friday 23 March 2018
April 3, 2018

Pamela De Menthe 50 shades of grey meets Alan Partridge, we welcome back erotic-authoress Pamela DeMenthe (Jenny May Morgan) who is touring the UK sharing her erotic fiction wisdom with fans and promoting her latest release Sticky Digits. “The strangest show I’ve seen but in a good way… absolutely hilarious”, says the Edinburgh Culture Review […]

Friday 23 February 2018
March 1, 2018

Peter Slater Ahh Peter Slater.  Inimitable, original and very very funny.  He’s a lover, he’s a fighter, he’s a creator of cult D movie favourite Zombie Shithouse, Sir Randolph Tempest and Nearly Diamond.  A firm favourite with Shangorillas over the years, who knows which characters he will be bringing with him this time…   T.E. […]

Friday 26 January 2018
February 5, 2018

Lo fi, new folk singer songwriter. Subversive and searching, Phil is an unlikely but brilliant raconteur. A prolific performer and songwriter, his one-man show is properly crafted, blending light and shade cleverly and balancing out driving rhythms with intricate thoughtful guitar lines. One part social activist, one part proletariat father of two and another part […]

New Year’s Eve 2017
January 18, 2018

Jenny Lockyer 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, […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com