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 28 JUNE 2019, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Icarus Williams

Icarus Williams

The entirely unfamous holler folk musician, stand up comedian, player of such classic venues as Hebden Trades Club and the Surf Cafe and 300 mile marcher of the people's march for the NHS, Icarus has shared the bill with acts as diverse as Billy Bragg, Attila the Stockbroker and Werbeniuk. The guttural pleasantly unpleasant voice and variety of guitar styles are as much a part of his music as ever.

Accord Gospel Choir

Accord Gospel Choir

Winners of the coveted Gospel Choir of the Year title at the Sligo International Choir Competition, the Accord Gospel Choir's repertoire is as diverse as its members, ranging from traditional Gospel spirituals to contemporary popular music - guaranteeing an entertaining performance. From humble beginnings performing at weddings and christenings, the Choir has grown to deliver high profile performances at the Bridgewater Hall and Royal Northern College Of Music.

Mrs No Overall

Mrs No Overall

A true scrubber in rubber, and Burlesque Idol finalist, Mrs No Overall is a downtrodden cleaning lady who breaks out from domestic drudgery in glorious celebration of middle-aged exuberance. Her alto ego Kath Morgan-Thompson is many things. Yoga teacher, Bollywood, Kathak and Northern Soul dancer, award-winning performance artist... and a kick-ass comedian.

Old School Idles

Old School Idles

Old School was formed back in 1977 by three Preston school mates but yes friends, after a short 25 year 'sabbatical', they're back and better than ever with a new name! Three guitarists with 18 strings between them and sometimes it really sounds like they are playing them all at once. The drummer is very upbeat though.

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 24 May 2019
June 2, 2019

Nico & Coby We give you the stunning vocals and seminal musical skills of the Prestwich grown and stardom bound Nico & Coby. Bringing a jazz, electro, hip hop and folk style jamming session to the stage of The La, intimate cool and downright smashing. Werbeniuk Tearing down from Teeside, it’s Werbeniuk. Enigmatic, elusive and […]

Friday, 26 April 2019
May 20, 2019

Ben Williams Ben is one of Manchester’s most respected musicians, having worked with Grammy award winning producers and supporting the likes of Nile Rodgers and Chic, Mick Hucknall, Will Young and Lisa Stansfield live. In 2015 he went solo, receiving airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing Manchester. A new acoustic album – Minimum […]

Friday, 29 March 2019
April 9, 2019

Callow Youth We welcome back Callow Youth, a fresh, young 4 piece band from Failsworth/Tameside – Manc Legend Clint Boon had this to say about their self-released debut ‘Into The Sun’ – “Proper anthem from a bunch of young local lads. Great work fellahs xxx” Dave Viney Mancunian performance poet and playwright, Dave Viney is […]

Friday 22 February 2019
March 11, 2019

Granfalloon We’re delighted to bring you the talented Granfalloon this month, a duo of musicians from the UK and Germany based in Manchester and Barcelona. They make ‘folktronica’ – a mixture of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica, “perfect for sunny days outside as well as for downtime moments of quiet contemplation.” Darlings of BBC […]

Friday 25 January 2019
February 3, 2019

Mrs No Overall Post-menopausal Real Princess of Yorkshire. Bend me over backwards on the hostess trolley and look at the muck in here! Mrs No Overall – the Queen of Domestic Hygiene, Grime Watch consultant, spot stain specialist is tooled up to the hairnet to get right round round your U bend as she brings […]

Friday, 21 December 2019
January 8, 2019

Pat Lyons Pat Lyons is a singer / songwriter from Prestwich, Manchester. Taking inspiration from the musical heritage of his native city, and drawing upon a range of musical styles that include indie, blues, and folk music, Pat has crafted his own melodic blend of acoustic guitar pop. Major influences inclde Dylan, The National, Oasis, […]

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

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com