About us

Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, has been bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.

It’s not for profit, as we think it’s important that we pay all our talented 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.

Only a tenner in for 4 acts and the best night out ever.  VALUE.


It is with great joy – and not a little giddiness – that we announce the very special 2021 Christmas La!

Friday 10 December, 8pm, Carlton Club nr Heaton Park Metrolink station.

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WHAT’S ON AT THE NEXT SHANGRI LA! 10 December 2021 Line-up tbc – here’s what you missed last time…

George Borowski

GeorgeBorowski George is nothing less than a music legend. He's played with some of the biggest and the best over the years in an eclectic career spanning everything from Sad Cafe to Meatloaf. He will be joined by Mora, a talented songstress with a gorgeous songbird voice, who just happens to be his daughter. Find out what people say

Peter Slater

PeterSlater Noddy Diamond (aka Peter Slater) makes his debut at Shangri La! Noddy is Neil Diamond's younger, less talented brother. He apparently wrote all of Neil's biggest hits and has never been given credit for it... until now! In the meantime, check out Peter in this award winning short film about alter ego acting legend Randolph Tempest . 'The Misadventures of Randolph Tempest' Watch now

Becky Langan

Becky-Langan Steel string guitar virtuoso Becky Langan returns to no doubt wow us all again. Astonishingly talented, her hypnotic style is utterly mesmerising. Ooh we wish we had dancing digits like hers! Prepare to be VERY impressed. Find out more

Dave Viney

DaveViney Mancunian performance poet and playwright, Dave Viney is a firm Sha La! favourite. As well as co-hosting Bang Said the Gun: Manchester, he has performed at various venues UK-wide including the Lowry and was chosen by the BBC for their Turn Up the Talent Showcase. He has been funded by Arts Council England and is by turns funny as f*&k and deeply poignant. We love him, we're sure you will too.


Friday 28 February 2020
March 10, 2020

Stephen Ellis We welcome back the poignant, beautiful yet oh so angry songwriting talent that is Stephen Ellis with a new collection of tracks from his recent EP covering love lost, demons gained and a highly apt-for-our times ‘song about the end of the world’. It’s melody for the masses, folks, and we love him. […]

Friday 24 January 2020
February 4, 2020

Sam Lyon Award-winning Cheshire singer-songwriter Sam Lyon has been gigging since she was 14, and now averages 250-300 shows every year. Having recently supported X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff, her enchanting, songbird-like vocals have received significant radio airplay, including BBC Introducing. Visit Sam’s website Lady Ilaria Tiara wearing […]

New Year’s Eve 2019
January 5, 2020

Vanity Dare She’s back! “Hotter than the devil’s testicles”, since performing for us a couple of years ago, Vanity Dare was a British Crown finalist at the 2018 World Burlesque Games and has blazed her way across Europe and into America. Acclaimed internationally for her fabulously fierce attitude and high end glamour, she brings the […]

Friday 29 November 2019
December 10, 2019

Pamela DeMenthe Prestwich’s number 1 self published erotic fiction author, Pamela DeMenthe, returns to Shangri la to share an extract of her new book: ‘Whose afraid of vagina? Woof!’ Pamela has brought us critically acclaimed scorchers such as ‘Sticky Digits’ and ‘eVULVAlution’ which have toured internationally and now the authoress is making a bid to […]

Friday, 27 September 2019
October 7, 2019

Rocky Valley If you’re a fan of Duane Eddy, The Beatles or Glen Campbell, you’re in for a treat as we showcase the super talented Americana singer/sogwriter Rocky Valley (aka John Grant). His latest album is heartfelt, open an honest. Beautifully put together, it is the sum of a journey in life and music. https://rockyvalley.bandcamp.com/album/she-can-see-the-light […]

Friday 28 June 2019
September 10, 2019

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 […]

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



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