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 JULY 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Pico Puppetual Motion

Pico

Can a sponge puppet really be that funny? YES he can. Pico (Pete Kennedy) brings an entourage of puppety friends back to Shangri La! in a mini variety show with a hand-me-down budget and cut-price puppetry including a xenophobic French rat, a funny monkey, crudely written children’s stories and songs with no moral barometer!

The Happy Soul

thehappysoul

Four piece melodic Mancunian popsters, the Happy Soul combine jazz, rock and soul.

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Peter Slater

soundsphere

Actor/comic/writer Peter Slater from Bolton has been a regular act at Shangri La over the years, treating us to the terrifyingly funny short film 'Zombie Shithouse' and various comedy characters including the Bass Man, Nearly Diamond and this month... the inimitable Randolph Tempest!

Peter has appeared in Phoenix Nights, Ideal, Saxondale, Coronation Street, Doctors, The Detectorists and many more. He's recently finished filming 'Eaten By Lions' opposite Jack Carroll and 'Diana and I' opposite Tuppence Middleton.

FRO

FRO

A pleasant spectrum of sounds with a prog kick up the aRRse, FRO treat us to a new set of indie/prog winners.

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 23 June 2017
June 28, 2017

The Affair Steven awoke from a mixed night of creativity and melancholic self-loathing with the sudden realisation that he must form a band. With razorblade vocals, infectious melodies and caustic lyrics, the Affair serves up a poignant musical analysis of modern life with bluesy, ballsy and sometimes just plain beautiful songs on the ever present […]

Friday 19 May 2017
June 7, 2017

  Randolph Swain and the Red Lights Earth-based songwriter Randolph Swain and his friends the “Red Lights” write songs about their adventures in Space.  In their first album, Randolph discovered the NEW PLANET whilst (allegedly) spying on Mrs Jones  from No. 34.  They are currently documenting their journey to the Planet ERIS in wonderful music. […]

Friday 21 April 2017
May 13, 2017

Katie O’Malley Katie O’Malley is a Rochdale girl who’s raw emotion to her voice fills a venue, her influences clearly shine through and include the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. She began gigging at 17 and became a regular favourite on the Manchester music scene-. After releasing her single “Beg” she has supported […]

Friday 17 March 2017
April 9, 2017

Mano McLaughlin and the all night boys Described by Elbow’s Guy Garvey as “one of Britain’s best songwriters”, Mano McLaughlin returns to Shangri La! to present Charlie’s 13th dream in A#, his forthcoming new album. Mano’s songs are sometimes sad, sometimes dryly funny but always authentic, marrying the English pop sensibility of Ray Davies with […]

Friday 17 February 2017
March 10, 2017

  The Retrosettes The Retrosettes inject contemporary music with a retro flavour and revive the past within a modern soundscape. Their music combines modernity and vintage in a cool, elegant mix of sounds from 1960s Pop, Northern Soul and Disco. Their music seamlessly echoes The Beatles era which blends into the present. Cult film director […]

Friday 20 January 2017
February 9, 2017

tAngerinecAt Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul use field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy and whistles to finely craft sexy and dangerous EBM/IDM/NOISE with personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and have performed hundreds of shows all over the UK and Eastern […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com