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If you fancy trying something different this winter, from culinary delights to comedy, then take a bmibaby flight from Ireland West Knock to Manchester or Birmingham.

If you fancy trying something different this winter, from culinary delights to comedy, then take a bmibaby flight from Ireland West Knock to Manchester or Birmingham.  These two cities have a range of great events taking place from now until Christmas and with flights from just €34.99 one way including taxes and charges there is no excuse to stay at home.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival
The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is a nationally acclaimed event that takes over the city centre of Manchester from 1 – 12 October 2009.  There is a huge programme of events taking place for foodies, both indoor and outdoor.  For more information visit 

In the City – unsigned Music Convention
For music lovers, here’s the chance to see the next big act in the making at ‘the unsigned music convention’, In the City.  From 18 – 20 October 2009, the event will take place throughout a variety of venues throughout Manchester.  For more information visit

Manchester Comedy Festival
From 18-25 October 2009 the Manchester Comedy Festival hits the city, with over 90 shows filling the pubs, theatres, clubs and bars of Manchester with every spectrum of comedy, from traditional stand up to sketch, films to cabaret and cartoons to the odd musical act.  For more information visit

Manchester Science Festival
From 24 October – 1 November 2009, indulge yourself in Science, as the annual Manchester Science Festival takes over the city.  There are over 150 events taking place across the city including walks, talks, workshops, shows, comedy, exhibitions and more all in the name of science!  For more information, please visit

Manchester Christmas Market
Get in the Christmas spirit and pick up some great presents as Manchester’s famous Christmas markets return for the 10th consecutive year.  The markets are at five locations across the city from 18 November to 21 December 2009 and have a range of gifts, food and drinks for all to enjoy.  For more details visit

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market
From 12 November – 23 December 2009, Victoria Square and New Street are transformed into a festive wonderland, filled with over 180 stalls selling traditional gifts, delicious German food and homemade presents.  Last year over 2 million visitors from all over Europe came to enjoy the markets.  For more information visit

La Roux at Birmingham O2 Academy
See one’s of the UK’s hottest new talents, La Roux at the Birmingham O2 Academy on Wednesday 18 November 2009.  The group will be performing hit tracks from their debut album that has stormed that charts, including ‘Bulletproof’ and ‘In for the Kill’.  For more information visit

The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome
Head to the Hippodrome between 27 November and 13 December 2009 to see one of the world’s best loved ballets – The Nutcracker.  This magical tale will have the whole family captivated under its festive spell.  For more information visit

Classical Spectacular at The NIA
This amazing light show returns to The NIA on 5 December 2009 with more lights, lasers, fireworks and special effects than ever before.  With the English Concert Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Band of the Welsh Guards and the Muskets and Cannons of the Moscow Militia and lighting by Durham Marenghi, Classical Spectacular is a visual feast not to be missed.  Visit for more information.

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