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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This month, we are proud to be a part of the first ever annual Prestwich Arts Festival!

WHAT’S ON AT THIS MONTH’S SHANGRI LA!

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH - PROUD TO BE PART OF THE INAUGURAL PRESTWICH ARTS FESTIVAL

Bo Weavil

BoWeavil

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 pure foot-stomping excellence with a kick!

https://www.boweavil.co.uk/

Leonie Kate Higgins

LeonieHiggins

Manchester-based singer, songwriter, writer, and particularly beautiful cellist Léonie Kate Higgins is one fifth of all-female performance group Eggs Collective (razor-tongued cabaret) and one third of band Geddes Loom (singing, beatbox, cello, guitar, and technology).

Léonie has performed at theatres and festivals nationally including Royal Exchange Theatre, Southbank Centre, The Marquee Club and of course, Shangri La!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M0mL2NQXkg

Ben Mellor

BenMellor

Former BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam winner, Ben is a regular performer at Shangri La! and a charismatic purveyor of high quality words for poetry, plays, stories and general musings. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he is the creator and host of highly-acclaimed Manchester spoken word and performance night Pen:Chant. “A pure undiluted talent. Concentrated.” says Lemn Sissay and we totes agree!

http://www.benmellor.net/

Previously @ Shangri La!

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 […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com