FLIM Nite Does Shrek at 3MT
Film-themed Spoken word FLIM returns to Affleck’s Palace micro-theatre 3MT this Monday evening for their December show. The night invites poets, comedians, performance artists and musicians along to reinterpret a film scene-by-scene in their chosen medium, and for this instalment the film is 2001 animated family favourite Shrek. Already confirmed for the lineup are theatremaker John Klark, Glastonbury poet-in-residence Dominic Berry and comedian Siân Docksey, who’ll be providing their own spin on the material amongst many other acts on the night. The night is free to attend, but donations are requested on the door.
Mon 3 Dec, 3MT, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, www.facebook.com
Dave Haslam at 33 Oldham Street
Brand new Northern Quarter café/bar/workspace 33 Oldham Street invites legendary DJ and writer Dave Haslam along to talk about his recent autobiography Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor, even addressing some anecdotes that didn’t make it into the final volume. Haslam, perhaps now best known for his writing work in The Guardian, has a long, storied career as a gig promoter, zine writer and foundational DJ at the Haçienda. This should be a great insight into Manchester music history, as well as an opportunity to check out this new venue.
Tue 4 Dec, 33 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Festive Night Market at Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery is staying open late this Wednesday, for a festive night market packed with stalls from independent makers. Amongst the wares, you’ll find ceramics, jewellery and Christmas cards, and they’re even offering a gift-wrapping service. See our full preview for more details.
Wed 5 Dec, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, 4pm – 9pm, www.manchesterartgallery.org
Live Light Graffiti at Hatch (pictured)
Oxford Road pop-up space Hatch is currently hosting an ‘urban Narnia’, a C.S. Lewis inspired wonderland snaking under the Mancunian Way, and on Thursday night this wonderland will be lit up by a live light graffiti project. It’s the brainchild of photographer Simon Buckley – best known for the Not Quite Light Project, and stunning landscapes of pre-dawn Manchester – and you can participate in the project and get a magical, neon portrait taken through long-exposure trickery. Booking ahead for this is essential.
Thu 6 Dec, Hatch, 103 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED, 6pm – 10pm, www.universe.com
Jim Jarmusch Double Bill at YES
Charles street venue YES hosts another free film double-bill this Thursday night, this time screening two films from art students’ favourite Jim Jarmusch. The venue’s gaudy gig space The Pink Room will be showing 2003’s Coffee & Cigarettes, followed by 1986’s Down By Law. If you can’t get to this showing, then worry not because promoters Above The Line will be represented at YES’ family fair on Sunday 16 December with a Polar Express screening, and a festive Die Hard screening on Sunday 23 December.
Thu 6 Dec, YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7BD, 7pm – 11pm, www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 2 Nov 2018