Hidden History of Women’s Football Talk at National Football Museum (pictured)
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this talk at the city centre’s National Football Museum, which looks at the history of women’s football, charting its rapid, early rise, its prohibition and eventual reinstatement, and its gradual climb to the position it holds today. Organised by Manchester’s radical feminist festival Wonder Women 2018, this event will take you through the sport’s history and also point you to some of the fantastic women’s football resources available in the museum.
Mon 19 Mar, National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG. 2pm – 3pm, Tel: 0161 605 8200, www.nationalfootballmuseum.com

Big Ideas Day at Central Library
This Wednesday, Central Library is hosting Big Ideas Day, a festival for startups, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. They’ll be offering a range of free talks and workshops across the day to help bring your big idea – whatever it may be – to life. Highlights of the day include 3D printing workshops, electronic music-making with the experimental composers at Noise Orchestra, as well as talks on subjects such as funding, patenting and social media strategy. If you want to get in early, you can even catch a live simulcast Q&A with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, who’ll be speaking from the British Library in London on Tuesday evening. Booking ahead on all individual talks and workshops is essential if you don’t want to miss your spot.
Wed 21 Mar, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD. 9.30am – 6pm, bigideas.blog

Font Chorlton’s 5th Birthday
It’s been five years since local institution Font Bar branched out to the suburbs and opened their Chorlton bar, which has since become a fixture of Manchester Road nightlife. They’re celebrating their birthday from Wednesday, and offering a different deal each day – starting with 50% off their delicious pizzas. See our full preview for more details and more deals.
Wed 21 Mar – Sun 25 Mar, The Font, Chorlton, 115-117 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PG. Tel: 0161 871 2022, thefontbar.wordpress.com

Mustard Tree Sample Sale at Boss Model Management
If you’re looking to pick up some cheap garments, the best place for you this week is this sample sale at the Boss Model Management building in the Northern Quarter. Over Thursday and Friday, you’ll be able to browse sample clothing from a wide range of designer brands, with all items costing £15 or less and all proceeds going to homelessness charity Mustard Tree. If clothes aren’t your thing, street food vendor Little Bao Boy will be setting up shop too, serving up fresh steamed rice buns.
Thu 22 Mar – Fri 23 Mar, Boss Model Management, 33 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DW. 11.30am – 6pm, www.facebook.com

Mon 19 Mar - Fri 23 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 1 Mar 2018