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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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 of Pamela de Menthe. “Verbally dexterous funniness,” according to the UK Theatre Network.

Gideon Conn


Known for effortlessly blending acoustic folk and hip hop, Gideon has a unique performance style which make audiences very happy. His first single was Xfm playlisted and breakfast single of the week on Shaun Keaveney’s 6 music show. “The people of Britain may not know it yet, but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures.” Scroobius Pip

Brandon Lee Webb


A multi-instrumentalist with a love for organic, original music with wide ranging influences, Blackpool-born Brandon is also a published poet. Recently described as “a rootsy, folky, bluesy thing with powerful delivery and big vocals”, his songs are grimy and gritty and feature acoustic percussive snaps and slaps, slide guitars and melodic bass.

Previously @ Shangri La!

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 […]

New Year’s Eve 2017
January 18, 2018

Jenny Lockyer Jenny loves performing original songs and characters that make people laugh and is never sure when to talk about herself in the third person. She takes her mix of storytelling and comedy to all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places. Cabarets and variety nights, festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, […]

Friday 20 October 2017
October 30, 2017

Sittin Pretty Sittin’ Pretty are a five piece band from Bolton, combining classic rock, blues and touches of psychedelia.   Whirling dervish lead singer Conor McKenzie-Wilde takes no prisoners.  With a retro sound that’s not too elitist, they deliver a brash, uncompromising set.  “Sittin’ Pretty will grip all your emotions and throw them round like a […]

Friday 21 September 2017
October 15, 2017

Zoe Kyoti 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 […]

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 […]

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