Magic of Kindfulness at Inner Space
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this weekend is this talk at the Inner Space Meditation & Personal Development Centre near Spinningfields. It’s covering the subject of ‘kindfulness’, a portmanteau of kindness and mindfulness – the practise of being nice to boost one’s own mental wellbeing. The talk aside, this is a great opportunity to explore this little oasis of calm in the city centre.
Fri 3 Aug, Inner Space Meditation & Personal Development Centre, 14 Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4PP. 7.30pm – 9pm,

Identifying Fake News at Portico Library
The Portico Library hosts this workshop on Saturday afternoon on the timely subject of fake news. Led by artist Jane Lawson, the session aims to furnish you with the tools to sniff out and filter fake news, along with a potted history and account of its proliferation under new technologies. At the time of writing, this event is sold out, but as with all free, pre-booked events – it’s always worth checking with the venue for dropouts on the day
Sat 4 Aug, The Portico Library & Gallery, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY. 2pm – 4pm,

Anti-Matter Disco at Night & Day (pictured)
Club night Anti-Matter Disco comes to Night & Day Café on Saturday night, and they’re offering a limited supply of free tickets. The Anti-matter DJs will be taking over the Oldham Street vanue with a playlist of left-field Hip Hop, electronica and neo soul, representing the cutting edge in American urban music. If you can’t swing a free ticket before they run out, other tickets are very reasonably priced at £3 a piece.
Sat 4 Aug, Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN. 11pm – 4am,

Curated Makers Pop-up at Debenhams
The independent spirits at Curated Makers have set up shop in Debenhams on Market Street, offering a pop-up space to 28 different artisan producers. Souvenirs, ceramics, candles and gifts will sit alongside high-end items in the city-centre department store. They’ll also be displaying a great range of handmade dog products, including treats and toys for your fluffy pal. The pop-up runs until Wednesday, so make sure you head down while you’ve still got time.
Sun 26 Jul – Wed 5 Aug, Debenhams, Market Street, Manchester, M60 1TA. 9am – 8pm,

Fri 3 Aug - Sun 5 Aug
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 2 Aug 2018