Love architecture? A series of tours of Manchester’s most noteworthy buildings and lesser-explored spaces returns this week. Called Manchester Curious, the festival of architecture includes Chetham’s School of Music, which takes in both the Medieval buildings and the modern concert halls. This one is hosted by Roger Stephenson, whose architectural firm designed the School’s new extension. There’s also a walking tour of Ancoats which explores at the surviving 18th and 19th century buildings that helped Manchester to become a major player in the Industrial Revolution. Outdoor architecture fans can sign  up for a tour of the building work on the Ordsall Chord which is the new section of railway which will connect Victoria and Piccadilly Stations (by a circuitous, Salfordian route). Other tours explore the former Law Library, and the BDP building (pictured) on Ducie Street.

Thu 4 May – Sun 7 May, Various locations in Manchester, times vary, £2.50,

Thu 4 May - Sun 7 May
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Tue 2 May 2017