Humanitarian Aid and the Arts at Chapter One Books
Our first pick of free things to do in Manchester this weekend is this discussion event at Chapter One books. It’s part of Journeys Festival International – a multi-city festival that uses art to shed light on the refugee experience – and the discussion aims to tackle how artists and aid charities can work together, and set out the limits are of art to bring about change in the world. Textile artist Kate Daudy joins Professor Ana Carden-Coyne and Souriyat Across Borders founder Samara Atass for an informal discussion. Booking ahead for this event is essential.
Fri 12 Oct, Chapter One Books, 19 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1BY, 5.30pm – 7pm,

Bound Art Book Fair at The Whitworth
Running all through the weekend at The Whitworth – with a special preview on Friday night – is the Bound Art Book Fair, where you’ll find art and books on sale  from the very best political artists around. Check out our full preview for more details.
Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 Oct, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450, 11am – 5pm,

MMU Arts Festival
Also running all through this weekend is MMU’s own annual Arts Festival, based out of the Students’ Union Builiding on Higher Cambridge Street. They’re offering a packed programme of screenings, panel discussions and of course exhibitions from the University’s best and brightest young creators. Our full preview has all the details.
Fri 12 Oct – Sun 14 Oct, The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University, 21 Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester, M15 6AD, Tel: 0161 247 1162,

Over Here Zine Fest at Sachas (pictured)
On Saturday daytime, the function rooms at Sachas hotel in the Northern Quarter will be taken over for brand new zine fest Over Here, which promotes and celebrates the work of marginalised artists. Dozens of stalls from BAME creators have been confirmed, including artist and graphic designer Amrit Singh Randhawa – trading as Taxicab Industries – and Contact Theatre-backed podcast Brown Girls Do It. Salford Zine Library will also be on hand to provide a free reading space.
Sat 13 Oct, Sachas Britannia Hotel, 12 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1SH, 11am – 5pm,

50 ft. Queenie at Fuel Café Bar
You can round off your weekend with this free gig at Withington’s Fuel Café Bar on Sunday night. Americana singer-songwriter 50 ft. Queenie invites some of her favourite artists along to perform for the night: Progressive-psych band Legs on Wheels, experimental loop-pedal two hander The Vanity Project, and performance poet George Miaris all take to the vegetarian café’s small stage. This night is free to attend, but there’s a suggested donation of £4.
Sun 14 Oct, Fuel Café Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 3BW, 8pm – 11pm,

Fri 12 Oct - Sun 14 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 11 Oct 2018