As Nick Hornby once wrote, New Years Eve and Valentines Day are two of the most popular days for people to gather round on a rooftop, and call it a day. They also happen to be the most popular days for people to hate because of the unnecessarily frantic plan-making. So whether you’re one half of the most loved up couple, or a fiercely independent singleton, don’t spend the night stalking your ex on various forms of social networks – we’ve got a few things to make you smile this Valentines:
Bollox Presents The Most Depressing Night of Your Life
How do you feel about some heartfelt fist pumping and power slides worthy of a World Cup goal? Kraak Gallery are hosting a night of pro and anti-love power ballads to cater for audiences of all marital statuses. Crack out your lighter, it’s going to get emotional.
Sat 14 Feb, Kraak Gallery, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DB, 11pm-late, £5, www.facebook.com
The Whitworth Art Gallery Reopening
£15m has been pumped into the transformation of the Whitworth Art Gallery and we are expecting a new art garden, landscape gallery, opening exhibitions, an in-conversation event with Cornelia Parker, a performance from local collective Video Jam and a session with celebrated author Jeanette Winterson. Sadly the after party with Dave Haslam is fully booked but with a whole weekend of art, music, sunrise yoga, performance, literature and a fire and light show – do you really mind? Read our full preview here.
Sat 14 – Sun 15 Feb, The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, From 10am (Sat)/From 7.15am (Sun), FREE, www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
Dinner at East Lancashire Railway
Instead of overwhelming yourself with finding a city centre eatery, take a trip to East Lancashire Railway to fill that hungry void. Hosted in your own first class carriage on a heritage steam train, spacing is limited but the spread is sure to make your insides grumble with anticipation. Click below for more details.
Sat 14 Feb, The East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY, Various times (booking required), £51/head, www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
Published on: Wed 11 Feb 2015