Independence Day Party at Tusk
Come celebrate the American Republic’s 241st birthday this Tuesday with a free party at the Northern Quarter’s Tusk. The party’s sponsored by new distillery New Amsterdam Vodka, who’ll be serving up revolutionary-era inspired cocktails, and providing free drinks for the first 30 attendees. Check out our full preview for more details.
Tue 4 Jul, Tusk, 88 High Street, Manchester, M4 1ES. Tel: 0161 828 8700, 6pm,

Born Here or Drawn Here at Twenty Twenty Two (pictured)
Inspired by Tony Walsh’s moving ‘This is the Place’ poem, art fundraising organisation Born Here or Drawn Here are taking over Twenty Twenty Two for an all-evening art jam. Locally-based design agency Equator will be going head-to-head with other creatives from around the city in a digital art battle. There’s also going to be DJs, live acoustic music and other audiovisual treats on offer to complement the art. It’s free to enter the event, but there’s also a raffle on – with prizes ranging from signed goodies to luxury spa treatments – with proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.
Wed 5 Jul, Twenty Twenty Two, 20 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1EZ. 4pm – late,

Ways of Unlearning at MMU All Saints Campus
Ways of Unlearning is an afternoon-long session that aims to question some of the assumptions about how we learn, drawing from speakers both inside and outside of academia. It’s the first event in a programme that extends through the autumn, and this instalment focuses on sound, with guest lectures from AUDINT and NOISE Orchestra. AUDINT – short for Audio Intelligence – is a research team who run audio experiments and measure their psychological and physical effects, and locally-based NOISE Orchestra use analogue electronics to create sounds from everyday objects.
Wed 5 Jul, Righton Building, All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG. 4.30pm – 7pm,

Cut Cloth Book Launch at The Whitworth
Cut Cloth is the name of a new exhibition at The Whitworth, and an accompanying publication. This Thursday, you can catch a packed itinerary of activities to celebrate the launch of the Cut Cloth book: It starts at 5pm with a delve into gallery’s textile archive with curator Uthra Rajgopal, who’ll be using the fabric in the collection to tell a story about the history of feminism. This is followed by the launch proper at 7pm, which features a guest speech from Professor Griselda Pollock. Launch organisers COLLAR will be on-hand to talk about the publication on the evening, and will also be supplying refreshments.
Thu 6 Jul, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 275 7450, 5pm – 9pm,

Mon 3 Jul - Fri 7 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 2 Jul 2017