Brume at Fuel Café Bar
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this free live gig at Fuel Café Bar in Withington. Brume is a night for experimentation with three participating bands producing improvised pieces and ploughing through ongoing works-in-progress before your very eyes and ears. Contributing on the night is drum/bass/trumpet trio No-Arm, doomy ‘experimental cinematic’ group Slims and improvised synth drums from Oscar and BBSO. Live visuals will be provided on the night by video artist Floriferous, who creates hypnotic rotating patterns with flowers.
Tue 17 Apr, Fuel Café Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 3BW. 8pm – 11pm,

Helen Pankhurst at MMU Business School
As a historian and a descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, few are better placed to write a history of feminism than Dr. Helen Pankhurst, and thankfully, that’s exactly what she’s done. This is one a series of events and discussions she’s been running in support of her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights Then and Now, where she charts the history of women’s rights from the early 20th Century to present day. In the discussion, she’ll cover a lot of what’s discussed in the book, as well as reflecting on the future of the movement.
Wed 18 Apr, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room 3.14, All Saints Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH. 2pm – 4pm,

Hit the North Exhibition at Central Library
A new photography exhibition opens this Thursday at Central Library. Hit the North presents work from Northern photographers spanning back over the past fifty years. See our full preview for more information.
Thu 19 Apr – Sat 30 Jun, Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983, 9am – 8pm,

A Rubbish Night at the Museum
A free talk and discussion surrounding the rubbish problem affecting the communities of Manchester and an opportunity for visitors to voice their opinions about the issue and possible solutions. It was inspired by “Talking Rubbish in Moss Side” a research project conducted last summer, which found not only that rubbish in the streets and alleys reduces quality of life and hurts relationships between neighbours, but also that it is a complex problem that needs better solutions than simply educating residents to change their behaviour.
Thu 19 Apr, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL. 6-9pm, free registration:

Old Blue Last Canchester Launch at Various Venues (pictured)
Hipster zine turned multinational media company Vice make the lateral move into brewing this week, with the launch of their own beer Old Blue Last, named after a London pub owned by the publishing giant. This week, they’ve been running a series of events all around Manchester to promote their new brew up North, culminating in this multi-venue party in the Northern Quarter on Thursday night. Starting early with bands and DJs at NoHo and Soup Kitchen, the party then moves on to Night & Day, where aside from the entertainment there’s likely to be plenty of free giveaways and gratis cans of lager. You can book tickets ahead of time through ticketing app, but this does not guarantee entry.
Thu 19 Apr, NoHo, Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1FB. 6pm – 11pm,
Soup Kitchen, Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1FB. 6pm – 11pm,
Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham Steet, Manchester, M1 1JN. 11pm – 2am,

Mon 16 Apr - Fri 20 Apr
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 15 Apr 2018