Jai Chuhan Exhibition at HOME (pictured)
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this new exhibition launching at HOME on Monday. Part of the Manchester Asia Triennial, Indian-born artist Jai Chuhan presents Remodel, which comes with a twist, as she will be creating the art that makes up the exhibition over the week, constantly creating and remodelling pieces up until its closing on Sunday. In addition to this, there will also be dance events on Monday and Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm, which will react to and contribute to the exhibition as it unfolds.
Mon 15 Oct – Sun 21 Oct, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, 12pm – 8pm, www.atm.mmu.ac.uk

Trivial Women at Koffee Pot
Inclusive feminist group Girl Gang presents a pub quiz that celebrates the work of excellent women in the arts and beyond, rewarding your knowledge of these women and their works. The quiz will tax your knowledge of fierce, fabulous females from Atwood to Zendaya and everyone in-between. This is a free event, but the organisers request that you bring sanitary products to donate to Every Month Manchester, who supply them to women in poverty who desperately need them.
Thu 18 Oct, The Koffee Pot, 84-88 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LF, 7pm – 9.30pm, www.facebook.com

Distortions in Spacetime at Science and Industry Museum
Manchester Science Festival kicks off for 2018 this Thursday, with loads of fun and thought-provoking events taking place over the next two weeks. One free event launching from the start is the Science and Industry Museum’s Distortions in Spacetime exhibition, a multisensory installation that aims to replicate the experience of being on the event horizon of a black hole. See our full preview for more details.
Thu 18 Oct – Sun 28 Oct, Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP, 10.30am – 5pm, www.manchestersciencefestival.com

Zine-Making Workshop at Partisan Collective
Another event from the Asia Triennial, as DIY space Partisan Collective hosts this zine making workshop on the subject of Hidden Histories. It will explore the voices of Asian women and nonbinary people, using illustration and language as a means of exploring identity and isolation. Poet Anjum Malik will be leading the session, and talking about the inspirational women she has been working with as part of her ongoing project. Attendance of this event is limited to people of Asian descent who identify as female.
Fri 19 Oct, Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4EW, 2pm – 6pm, www.eventbrite.com

Mon 15 Oct - Fri 19 Oct
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Tue 16 Oct 2018