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 20 OCTOBER 2017, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Dave Viney

DaveViney

Dave Viney started writing poetry and short stories at the age of 14, largely in secret - due to a shortage of poets in the area and an excess of people who liked to punch poets in the face. Host of Bang Said the Gun: Manchester and a regular guest at poetry nights across the UK, he has written and performed for BBC Manchester Radio, performed two sell out shows at the Lowry Theatre, was the 2013 Poet Laureate of Kendal Calling Festival and in 2014 debuted his one man spoken word show 'Shapes' at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Joe Astley

JoeAstley

Joe Astley is an upcoming singer-songwriter and musician currently bringing a poetic folk-rock sound to venues across the country. Strong melodies, strong voice, insightful lyrics, what's not to like?

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Sittin Pretty

SittinPretty

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 tantrum!” Steve Berry, Real Radio XS. 'Nuff said.

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Previously @ Shangri La!

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 […]

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 […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com