Free Jazz at Band on the Wall
This Tuesday, venue Band on the Wall hosts another of its free jazz sessions, bringing some of the region’s best up-and-coming blues, funk and electro swing artists to its hallowed stage. For this instalment, they’ve invited jazz guitar trio Flightless Birds, wild Leeds-based quartet Skwid Ink, singer Lucy Mae and seven-piece instrumental band Têtes de Pois. At the time of writing, this gig is listed as Sold Out, but it’s well worth checking for drop outs on the day.
Tue 12 Feb, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, 7.30pm – 11pm,

The Syrian Apple Preview at Rethink Rebuild Society
Rethink Rebuild Society is a charity that helps migrants and refugees in the UK, often running educational documentary screenings and other events from their Longsight home. This week, they’ll be launching an exhibition of new work from artist and cartoonist Amany Al-ali entitled ‘The Syrian Apple’ about the soured revolution in Syria. Al-ali herself will be calling in over Skype for a Q&A from the city of Idlib, one of the Syrian civil war’s most disputed regions. The exhibition runs until Wednesday 27 March.
Wed 13 Feb, Rethink Rebuild Society, Unit 7, Longsight Business Park, Hamilton Road, Manchester, M13 0PD, 7pm – 9pm,

Valentines Tour at Peoples History Museum
The Peoples History Museum hosts two tours of their Radical Relationships exhibition on Valentine’s Day. See our full preview for more details.
Thu 14 Feb, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER. Tel: 0161 838 9190, 2pm, 6.30pm,

Sources Exhibition Preview at Castlefield Gallery (pictured)
Another exhibition preview, this time taking place on Thursday evening at Castlefield Gallery. Sources is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that brings together nine different artists working across film, photography and sculpture to tackle the themes of fake news and the post-truth era. It’s curated by Manchester School of Art graduate Joe Preston – who also contributes to the exhibition – and the exhibition was selected by visiting Korean curator Dr Je Yun Moon.
Thu 14 Feb, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB, 6pm – 8pm,

Bittersweet at Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum hosts this workshop about the history and production of sugar on Valentine’s evening. Our preview has the full lowdown.
Thu 14 Feb, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, 6.30pm,

Mon 11 Feb - Fri 15 Feb
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 10 Feb 2019