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 25 JANUARY 2019, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Bethany Rose

BethanyRose

Bethany is an old fashioned romantic, but between her typewritten love letters and hand dried flowers, she is a fiercely passionate spoken word artist. In 'Dear Body', she explores the idea of acceptance through a letter from a broken mind to a surviving body. With a trigger warning for self harming behaviours and adult themes, this heartbreaking performance aims to break down barriers and challenge societal prejudices, whilst promoting positivity and self love.

https://www.instagram.com/bethrosewrites/

Cardinal Sin

CardinalSin

Stalwart La! regulars John Colombine and Chris Pope present an eclectic mix of Rock, Funk and Synth with hypnotic electronic beats and grooves. "Original yet musically comforting", says one fan. We agree.

Video here: https://bit.ly/2FeouSt

Mrs No Overall

MrsNoOverall

Post-menopausal Real Princess of Yorkshire. Bend me over backwards on the hostess trolley and look at the muck in here! Mrs No Overall - the Queen of Domestic Hygiene, Grime Watch consultant, spot stain specialist is tooled up to the hairnet to get right round round your U bend as she brings a whole new meaning to Dirty Dancing. Remember - never disturb a middle aged lady when she’s flushing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX5cLrMmEMg

Blazing Snowmen

BlazingSnowmwn

We welcome back the Blazing Snowmen for another belting set. Indie veterans with past links to The Creepers, Tools You Can Trust, Marc Riley's Intape Records (Frank Sidebottom, Gaye Bikers on Acid) and John Peel favourites, they have variously been described as anarcho-pop irreverent, satirical, strange but familiar, uncompromising and witty.

http://theblazingsnowmen.co.uk/

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday, 21 December 2019
January 8, 2019

Pat Lyons 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 inclde Dylan, The National, Oasis, […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com