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 23 NOVEMBER 2018, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Mano McLaughlin

ManoM

We welcome back the uber talented Mano McLaughlin playing tracks from his second sold album Then Lightning. His songs are timeless and weave bitter-sweet pop and folk melodies with lush harmonies. Using intimate home recordings as a foundation, Mano is joined by drummer and producer Tim Thomas and bass player Gary Hadfield to add lush harmonies alongside banjo, clarinet, harmonica, omnichord and mellotron.

This is music full of warmth, wit, and humanity, produced with unassuming subtlety and charm.

http://elmano.co.uk/

Toria Wooff

Toria Wooff

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

Stephen Ellis

StephenEllis

Stephen pens tunes filled with melody and melancholy... a dash of humour, a hit of self-derision, but mostly, heart. His lyrics muse on life lessons, love lost and middle aged angst. In a world awash with male-singer-songwriter-piano-players, he doesn't lay claim to uniqueness (think Gary Barlow meets Elton John in a dark space and a bad mood). But the voice is dirt wrapped in velvet, and the songs, well, we defy you not to be humming them at the bar later.

www.facebook.com/stephenellismusic

Thick Richard

ThickRichard

Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land for the last 16 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!

https://thickrichard.wordpress.com/

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 26 October 2018
November 1, 2018

Kirk McElhinney Passionate Manchester singer-songwriter Kirk McElhinney is no stranger to Sha La! ‘Exciting and engaging…full of surprises’ says the Daily Express. Kirk is a master of the acoustic guitar. His soulful voice and insightful lyrics mixed with a rich and vibrant mosaic of picking give him a sound that is both unique and enticing. […]

Friday 28 September 2018
October 15, 2018

Bo Weavil   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 […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com