Mr. Motivator at MediaCityUK
Head down to MediaCity’s Piazza this Friday afternoon to catch a glimpse of a legend of 90s television –  the effervescent fitness fanatic Mr. Motivator. Part of the BBC’s Wellbeing season, the sexagenarian fitness instructor will be leading an open-air session, with warm-up accompaniment from the BBC Philharmonic. They’ll also be handing out prizes for the most outlandish dress on the day, so break out the Fila jersey and get motivated!
Fri 22 Mar, Piazza, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2UW, 12.15pm – 1.30pm,

The Lock Inn #2 at Old Bank Withington (pictured)
The site of a former NatWest branch becomes a pop-up pub for one-night only, as the organisers of The Lock Inn return to Withington Village. They’ll be offering up a diverse menu of local craft brews from the likes of Blackjack, Shindigger and many more breweries, as well as Three Rivers Gin and vegan treats courtesy of -local café Boho Utopia.
Fri 22 Mar, Old Bank, 437 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 3BW, 5pm – 10pm,

Vector at Niamos
On Saturday and Sunday, Hulme arts and activism centre Niamos hosts four sessions of interactive ‘mixed reality’ project Vector. Blending immersive theatre with digital techniques, Vector puts you in the shoes of a researcher tasked with combating a global virus, making the tough ethical decisions around how best to research a cure. It was created by theatremakers alongside the Animal Research Nexus, an organisation that aims to further critical thinking of animal research. The sessions take place at 6pm/pm on Saturday and 3pm/6pm on Sunday.
Sat 23 Mar – Sun 24 Mar, Niamos Radical Arts & Centre, Warwick Street, Manchester, M15 5EU, 3pm/6pm/8pm,

Disrupt? Opening at People’s History Museum
The People’s History Museum launches its latest exhibition this Saturday. Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest gathers 200 years of materials on the Peterloo Massacre and its impact on society. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 23 Mar – Sun 23 Feb 2020, People’s History Museum Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER, Tel: 0161 838 9190, 10am – 5pm,

Paula O’Malley and Andrew Broome at The Whitworth
Sunday Concerts return to the Whitworth, offering free, no-booking-required live music from a range of different musicians playing a range of different styles. This Sunday afternoon, RNCM students Paula O’Malley and Andrew Broome provide the sounds. O’Malley is skilled percussionist, here playing the marimba and Broome plays the clarinet. They will be playing Strange Dreams, a four-vignette piece by contemporary composer Nathan Doughtrey, amongst other works.
Sun 24 Mar, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, 3pm,

Fri 22 Mar - Mon 25 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 21 Feb 2019