I, Daniel Blake at Manchester School of Art
Manchester School of Art is screening Ken Loach’s 2016 Palme d’Or-winning film I, Daniel Blake on Monday afternoon. The film is a stark, thoroughly-researched look at the benefits system, shown through the eyes of the titular protagonist. The screening’s first-come first serve, so make sure you get down in plenty of time to guarantee a seat. The organisers will also be taking food bank donations on the night.
Mon 27 Mar, Room BZ403, Benzie Building Manchester School of Art, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH. 3.30pm – 6pm, www.facebook.com

Is Britain Broken? at Gullivers
Oldham Street’s Gullivers hosts this free discussion on the current state of the union, focusing in on the triggering of the Brexit negotiations and the renewed calls for independence in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Activist group Counterfire have invited Scottish writer and lifelong organiser Chris Bamberry to lead the Q&A, drawing from his experiences and his numerous works, such A People’s History of Scotland.
Tue 28 Mar, Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW. 6.30pm – 8.30pm, www.facebook.com

Last Chance To See Rock Art at HOME
This week is your last chance to check out John Hyatt’s Rock Art installation at HOME, which will be strumming its final chord this Wednesday. Featuring sculptures, live performances and a reading room – it’s a truly unique look at the world of music. See our full preview for more information.
Until Wed 29 Mar, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, times vary, www.homemcr.org

Noise Machine Demo at Texture
Audio artists David Birchall and Vicky Clark – better known as Noise Orchestra – bring their latest work to indie venue Texture this Thursday. They’ve been working hard building new synthesisers and light machines, which they’ll be demonstrating on the night, along with performances from fellow artists Dan Valentine, Andrea Pazos, Tech Hermits and A.P. Macarte, who’ll be presenting an eclectic bill of music, film and experimental works.
Thu 30 Mar, Texture, 67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL. 7.30pm – 10pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Planet Rock Records at Odd
East Manchester record shop/label Planet Rock is throwing its second birthday bash this week, and they’re taking over the Northern Quarter’s Odd Bar to celebrate with a night of music, quizzes and other fun skits. Check out our full preview for more details.
Thu 30 Mar, Odd Bar, 30 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1ER. Tel: 0161 8330030, 8pm, www.facebook.com

Mon 27 Mar - Fri 31 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 26 Mar 2017