Eighteen in Twenty Eighteen Exhibition Launch at Chop Chop (pictured)
For our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week, we’re off to new art space Chop Chop on Oxford Road, which will be hosting free launch event across two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. The exhibition is called Eighteen in Twenty Eighteen and features the work of twelve young upcoming artists working across a range of mediums, producing art that reflects the challenges and fractured identities of young people today.
Tue 26 Mar – Wed 28 Mar, Chop Chop, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA. 6pm (Tue), 11am (Wed), www.eventbrite.co.uk

Sam Meech Exhibition Closing Party at Burgess Foundation
Sam Meech’s confusingly-named exhibition Gyrt Shyning Weals draws to a close this week, and this Wednesday the Burgess Foundation are hosting a free closing party, offering you a final look at Meech’s massive multimedia pieces. See our full preview for more details.
Wed 28 Mar, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 6pm, www.anthonyburgess.org

Mr. Scruff at Electrik
With one exhibition closing, another opens this Wednesday as producer/DJ/local legend Mr. Scruff presents his new collection of prints at Chorlton bar Electrik. This launch also falls on the venue’s One Deck Wednesday night, so he’ll be digging into his ample record collection. Check out our full preview for more information
Wed 28 Mar, Electrik Bar, 559 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE. Tel: 0161 881 3315, 8.30pm, www.facebook.com

Polterheist Screening at Tadah Media
You can catch an early cast-and-crew screening of forthcoming horror-comedy film Polterheist at the offices of production company Tadah Media this Thursday. It’s a raucous ghosts vs. gangsters story that’s locally-made and full of low budget thrills. Check it out if you’re down for some schlocky entertainment.
Thu 29 Mar, Tadah Media, Red007, The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester, M40 5BJ. 7pm, www.facebook.com

Roget’s Thesaurus and the Power of Language at Portico Library
The Portico Library launches a new exhibition this Thursday on the subject of Roget’s Thesauraus – the man himself Peter Mark Roget having worked at the library in the early 19th Century. Artists Jez Dolan, Rowland Hill and Jonathan Hitchen have contributed pieces drawn from extensive research into Roget’s life and work. See our full preview for more details.
Thu 29 Mar, Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY. Tel: 0161 236 678557, www.theportico.org.uk

See What I See at Manchester Art Gallery
This one-off event at Manchester Art Gallery presents work from six video artists. Feral Practice, Julie del’Hopital, Maeve Rendle, Nicola Dale and Matylda Wierietielny, and Victoria Lucas are all screening videos that utilise performance, staging and documentary to show you the world through their eyes. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A.
Thu 29 Mar, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. 6pm – 7.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon 26 Mar - Fri 30 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 1 Mar 2018