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Famous for football and rock bands, Manchester and its neighbours also boast some of the nation's most popular classical music and musicians. Follow Ben Fogle to the north west...
Artist LS Lowry was born in nearby Stretford. He captured scenes of the city in his paintings, famously populated with 'matchstick men and matchstick dogs'. Many of the old brick warehouses and industrial buildings remain and workers still stream out of Trafford Park at six every evening as they did in Lowry's paintings. But Lowry's not the only famous name to emerge from Salford - singer Russell Watson also hails from the city.
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