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 22 SEPTEMBER 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Zoe Kyoti

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Manchester based singer-songwriter Zoe Kyoti is born of Anglo-Austrian- Greek-Armenian heritage. Within her bittersweet unique brand of Folk, there lies the spice of exotic far-flung places and the roots of Jazz, Country and Blues. These influences collide at great force. The impact is an emotional yet comforting journey full of intensity, warmth and playfulness. “It’s Folk Jim but not as we know it.”

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Captain of the Lost Waves

Captainofthelostwaves

Bloated with the effervescent tales of mirth, myth and wonder, the Captain is the messenger of both light and dark fairytales. Share his journey through time as he shares a music box of unsolved mysteries and hidden gems. 'Eccentric, creative and innovative musical debauchery...' say the Huffington Post, and that's good enough for us.

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Laura Taylor

LauraTaylor

Described as a "one woman bundle of energy, gritty and mesmerising", Laura Taylor is one of the UK's most incisive performance poets. She believes passionately in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen. She is a regular performer at festivals, gigs and fundraisers and has been widely published in various anthologies.

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Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 21 July 2017
August 16, 2017

Celebrating 10 whole glorious, happy, chaotic years of Shangri La!  A big fat thank you to all our amazingly talented acts and loyal audience – we love you all! Here are pics of the night plus the line up at the end… enjoy!   PICO Can a sponge puppet really be that funny? YES he […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com