Black Britain On Film at Central Library
Presented in conjunction with Black History Month, this free screening at Central Library on Monday provides a snapshot into the lives of Black Britons. It draws from the BFI’s vast Britain On Film archive, which has amassed thousands of reels of footage – both commercial and personal – spanning the past 120 years. For this screening, the organisers have scoured the archive for interesting and illuminating footage of ordinary Black British people. Advance sales have ended on this event, so you might have to chance admission on the evening if you want to attend.
Mon 30 Oct, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. 6pm – 8pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Legwork Halloween Pre-party at Eastern Bloc Records (pictured)
Party hounds Legwork are taking over Stevenson Square’s Soup Kitchen this Tuesday for ‘Italoween’ – an Italodisco Halloween blowout – but if you don’t fancy stumping up the cash for their big show, you can catch this free pre-party across the way at Eastern Bloc Records. The Legwork boys will be hosting Norwegian disco and house DJ Skatebård in the intimate record store venue. Eastern Bloc has limited capacity, so get down early to avoid disappointment.
Tue 31 Oct, Eastern Bloc Records, 5A Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. 6pm – 11pm, www.skiddle.com
Tez Ilyas at The Ape & Apple
The Comedy Balloon is Manchester’s longest-running free comedy night – by quite a margin, in fact, clocking up over 15 years of great, gratis weekly lineups. This week’s gig is particularly special, though, as amongst the open mic acts and circuit comics trying new material, you’ll find heavyweight humourist Tez Ilyas. Blackburn-born Tez is one of brightest comics around, pushing challenging material on race, religion and politics, and this Wednesday he’ll be trialling material for his forthcoming Radio 4 show Tez Talks.
Wed 1 Nov, The Ape & Apple, 28-30 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6HQ. 8.30pm – 11pm, www.facebook.com
Make Space: Fashion Styling at Manchester Art Gallery
Fashionistas assemble! Manchester Art Gallery is presenting an evening of British Asian fashion, with talks and workshops from leading industry insiders. Speakers include fashion agent Zaf Shabir, independent label Kian-E Haute Couture director Aneesa Kiani, and style blogger Alia Raffia (who boasts over 200,000 Instagram followers). In addition to these speakers, illustrator Rubbia Ullah will be running a drop-in session about how to sketch-out, design and run a fashion campaign.
Thu 2 Nov, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. 6pm – 8pm, www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 29 Oct 2017