Meet Team GB Skier Menna Fitzpatrick at Chill Factore
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this week is this meet and greet event with paralympic hero Menna Fitzpatrick at Trafford’s artificial ski slope Chill Factore. Gold-medallist Menna will be meeting ski fans at this special free event, which also includes a 1hr lift pass, giving you an opportunity to take to the slopes yourself. Free tickets to this event are very limited, see our full preview for more details.
Tue 10 Jul, Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester, M41 7JA. Tel: 0161 749 2222, 10.30am – 1.15pm,

Last Chance to See Levy Fringe
The Levy Fringe Festival finishes this week, but there’s still a couple of opportunities left for some free fun. On Tuesday evening at the Levy Old Library, you can take part in a Mindful Art session from Owl and the Coconut, who aim to promote mental wellbeing through art. On Wednesday evening, you can head down to Fred’s Ale House for a free gig courtesy of local post-punk band Speed of Sound, who are performing along with their support act Nina Gerstenberger.
Tue 10 Jul, The Nest, Levy Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE. 6pm – 7pm,
Wed 11 Jun, Fred’s Ale House, 843 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3PW. 9pm – 10.30pm,

Firefly Burning at Manchester Museum
This Thursday, the Manchester Museum on Oxford Road presents a free concert from experimental folk-rock group Firefly Burning, along with 17 up-and-coming groups from the North West. Check out our full preview for more information.
Thu 2 Jul, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 830 3899, 5.30pm,

Women in Music Showcase at People’s History Museum
Also on Thursday evening, the People’s History Museum hosts a free women in music in collaboration with the music engagement charity Brighter Sound. Artists in residence Fatima Al Qadiri and Amal Khalaf (pictured) have been working with musicians, producers and more from all over Greater Manchester to produce work that responds to the museum’s Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition.
Thu 12 Jul, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER. 7pm – 8pm,

Mon 9 Jul - Fri 13 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 8 Jul 2018