Debating Day at Manchester Histories Festival
Monday is the last day of this year’s Manchester Histories Festival, but there’s still plenty to do and see, which is why it’s top of our free things to do in Manchester this week. The last day of the festival focuses around the theme of debating, with Manchester Central Library is hosting a series of debates throughout the day covering all kinds of topics including devolution, anti-capitalism and the power of art.
Mon 11 Jun, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. 12pm – 8pm, www.manchesterhistories.co.uk
England v Germany 2001 Screening at Islington Mill
The 2001 match between in England and Germany, in which **SPOILER ALERT** England won 5 -1, was one of the great cathartic moments in international football over the past 20 years (if you’re English, at least). Art and design studio Fresh Fruit will be taking over a space at Salford’s Islington Mill this Wednesday for a free screening of this legendary match. Come down and relive these past glories, if only to steel yourself against the impending disappointment of the World Cup in Russia.
Wed 13 Jun, Islington Mill, 1 James Street, Salford, M3 5HW. 6pm – 9pm, www.facebook.com
World Cup Exhibition at Port Street Beer House
Also organised by Fresh Fruit – and also football themed – is this exhibition at Port Street Beer House, opening Thursday. All Together Now presents a raft of new work created by the studio, and it aims to capture the emotional highs and lows of the World Cup, using a combination of traditional artistic techniques and contemporary digital design. The event is sponsored by German beer brand Veltins, who will be providing free half pints of pilsner to earlycomers.
Thu 14 Jun, Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ. 6pm -12pm, www.facebook.com
Get Naked Exhibition at Gorilla (pictured)
Archway bar and venue Gorilla hosts this unique one-off exhibition on Friday afternoon. Get Naked is a cross-art exhibition that explores notions of femininity and nakedness – not just in the sense of being unclothed, but also in the sense of stripping off preconceptions and social pressures. The exhibition features photography and more from French artists, as well as screenings and spoken word readings every hour. This event only runs for one day, so make sure you get in while you can.
Fri 15 Jun, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW. 2pm – 6pm, www.get-naked.squarespace.com
Published on: Tue 12 Jun 2018