Devotees of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be aware of the many experiments with genre that the series carried out, most notably the musical episode ‘Once more with feeling’ (season 6, episode 7). The episode explores ideas of communication and develops brilliantly from the various repressions and misunderstandings that have happened in the preceding episodes; things that have been left unspoken can only emerge through the compulsive singing that has been inflicted on the characters by a demon. It’s also witty and highly entertaining and features great songs and performances. So, what could be more fun for Buffy connoisseurs than a singalong to the score? And that’s what’s taking place in Manchester on 27 August, along with a showing of Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible. More details here.