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 27 SEPTEMBER 2019, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Rocky Valley

RockyValley

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/songwriter Rocky Valley (aka John Grant).

His latest album is heartfelt, open and 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

Argh Kid

ArghKid

Manchester Performance Poet and internet sensation Argh Kid (David Scott) mixes stinging social commentary and pub-toilet-realism with ‘beautifully written, brilliant and visceral’ work.

Tagged a ‘thinking man’s Shaun Ryder’, he combines monkey business, melancholy, grit and wisdom. From hilarious drug escapades to questioning race and identity ‘Beige Boy’ and championing home with civic pride. “Brings humour, heart and a whole range of genuine emotion to his work.”

Find out more https://arghkid.com/

Thick Richard

ThickRichard

Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land for the last 17 years. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks have earned him much respect from artists and audiences from Edinburgh to Glastonbury. We love him!

Previously @ Shangri La!

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 […]

Friday, 29 March 2019
April 9, 2019

Callow Youth We welcome back Callow Youth, a fresh, young 4 piece band from Failsworth/Tameside – Manc Legend Clint Boon had this to say about their self-released debut ‘Into The Sun’ – “Proper anthem from a bunch of young local lads. Great work fellahs xxx” Dave Viney Mancunian performance poet and playwright, Dave Viney is […]

Friday 22 February 2019
March 11, 2019

Granfalloon We’re delighted to bring you the talented Granfalloon this month, a duo of musicians from the UK and Germany based in Manchester and Barcelona. They make ‘folktronica’ – a mixture of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica, “perfect for sunny days outside as well as for downtime moments of quiet contemplation.” Darlings of BBC […]

Friday 25 January 2019
February 3, 2019

Mrs No Overall 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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com