About us

Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, has been bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.

It’s not for profit, as we think it’s important that we pay all our talented 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.

Only a tenner in for 4 acts and the best night out ever.  VALUE.

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20 October 2023

Pamela DeMenthe

The Doyenne of Erotic Fiction, Pamela DeMenthe, returns to Shangri-La to present her new, exclusive Halloween themed novel: Enter Me! "A non-stop ride of hilarity" Fringe Feed *** "A wonderful character study" Wee Review **** "Brilliantly crafted and intelligent comedy" ***** Quays Life Magazine

Gideon Conn

GideonConn Local artist Gideon Conn foregoes his usual Shabbat dinner to return to his favourite Prestwich cabaret night. Known for effortlessly blending acoustic soul, jazz and hip hop, Gideon has a unique performance style which makes audiences smile and wonder where he's been all their lives. His songs are thought provoking, amusing, and unlike any you've heard before. "The people of Britain may not know it yet, but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures." – Scroobius Pip

Toria Wooff

ToriaWooff Toria Wooff stands in the crossfires of gothic literature and pained americana. Telling tales of love and malevolence, her delicate spider-finger guitar and haunting vocals shine amongst a storytelling far beyond her years. 'Brilliantly crafted, unique, vintage folk ballads.' https://www.facebook.com/pg/toriawooff/about/?ref=page_internal

Dave Viney

DaveViney David Viney is a multiple poetry slam winner, playwright, workshop facilitator, youth worker and guest at poetry nights and festivals across the UK. He has been Poet Laureate of Kendal Calling Festival, written for and performed on BBC Radio, written and performed two shows at Salford’s Lowry Theatre as part of the Working Verse Collective, and in 2019 was commissioned to write and perform at the opening and closing Ceremonies of the World Taekwondo Championships. He is still not entirely sure why or how that happened. He has two solo poetry books – A Poet Called Dave (2015) and In Orbit Back Soon (2021).


Friday 23 March 2023
October 4, 2023

Blue Java Mellow, left-field groovers, Blue Java are up and a coming atcha! Original stuff inspired, apparently, by the desire to move. We like that. Think Belle and Sebastian meets Johnathan Richman. No ‘find out more’ links as they are literally hot off the press. Catch them first at the La! Pico Yes. The sponge […]

Friday 16 December 2022
January 17, 2023

Musician, writer, quizmaster, voice-over artiste and bon viveur , Richard Barry has played with the likes of Dr Feelgood, The Sex Pistols, Spear of Destiny, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, Arlo Guthrie and Kiki Dee! Don’t let him go breaking your heart!            https://richardbarry.bandcamp.com/ Northern post punk melodic high energy toe tapping singalong ukelele bangers. ‘Nuff said.

Friday 10 December 2021
January 24, 2022

A national treasure with a universal aim and a voice like a ‘melting pot of sonic bliss’, Kirk delivers urban folk which captures people’s hearts and moves minds and bodies. He joins us from his current tour promoting his new album “You Are Not Your Past” on Manchester WorldFolk label Limefield and is joined by […]

Friday 17 September 2021
November 22, 2021

George Borowski George is nothing less than a music legend. He’s played with some of the biggest and the best over the years in an eclectic career spanning everything from Sad Cafe to Meatloaf. He will be joined by Mora, a talented songstress with a gorgeous songbird voice, who just happens to be his daughter. Find […]

Friday 28 February 2020
March 10, 2020

Stephen Ellis We welcome back the poignant, beautiful yet oh so angry songwriting talent that is Stephen Ellis with a new collection of tracks from his recent EP covering love lost, demons gained and a highly apt-for-our times ‘song about the end of the world’. It’s melody for the masses, folks, and we love him. […]

Friday 24 January 2020
February 4, 2020

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. Visit Sam’s website Lady Ilaria Tiara wearing […]

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Shangri La! supports the Carlton Club but it needs your regular patronage too


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



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