Leonardo Da Vinci Talk at Manchester Museum
For our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week, we’ve got this fascinating lunchtime talk on the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci at Manchester Art Gallery. Martin Clayton, The Royal Collection Trust’s head of prints and drawings, will take you through the old master’s drawings, with illustrations to talk about Da Vinci’s life and work. At the time of writing, this event is sold out online, but it’s well worth contacting the venue on the day to see whether any additional tickets have been released.
Mon 18 Jun, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, 12pm – 1pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Snakes at Manchester Museum (pictured)
Another lunchtime talk this Monday, this time over at Manchester Museum. This short talk and demo is part of their Collection Bites series, where the Museum’s staff aim to shed light on a particular area of their vast collection. This talk explores the snakes and serpentine creatures found in art and artefacts, where specialist Dara Laughlin will focus on the symbolism of the snake and its role in myth across several cultures. The Collection Bites talks are every other Monday, so keep an eye out for future talks.
Mon 18 Jun, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. 1.15pm – 1.45pm, www.eventbrite.com

Last Chance to See Manchester School of Art Degree Show
This Wednesday is your last chance to catch the latest crop of graduates from the Manchester School of Art. Spread across two venues – 70 Oxford Street and the school itself – it brings together work from hundreds of new artists. Check our our full preview for more information.
Until Wed 20 Jun, Manchester School of Art, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR and 99 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7EL. Tel: 0843 208 6000, 10am – 6pm, www.art.mmu.ac.uk

Manchester Yogathon 2018
This Thursday, a mat is the only thing required to take part in Yogathon 2018, an annual celebration of yoga open to everyone irrespective of whether or not they can assume the lotus position. See our full preview for a detailed breakdown of the activities you can take part in.
Thu 21 Jun, Various locations and times, www.thelifecentrenorth.com

Photography and Conservation Studios at John Rylands Library
This Thursday evening, the John Rylands Library is running two sessions on photograph conservation as part of their Thursday Lates series. The events give you an opportunity to see the rarely-seen photography and conservation studios, where all the library’s restoration and documentation work is carried out. You’ll also get to meet the skilled experts who keep the library’s collections intact, allowing them to be studied and enjoyed for generations to come. Booking ahead for the sessions is essential, and can be done by following the links below.
Thu 21 Jun, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.
5pm – 6pm, www.manchester.ac.uk
6pm – 7pm, www.manchester.ac.uk

Mon 18 Jun - Thu 21 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 17 Jun 2018