Cathay Pacific Experience at Spinningfields
Cathay Pacific is an airline that has been taking flights out of Hong Kong for 35 years – if, like me, you’ve never been to Hong Kong then you’re unlikely to have heard of them. However, Obscurity isn’t stopping them planting their flag in Spinningfields, with the launch of their temporary Cathay Pacific Experience: Three cabins mocked up so Joe Public can get a taste of luxury without ever opening his wallet or leaving Terra firma. There’s a selection of mocktails available for would-be aviators, so this could definitely be worth a look-in. You need to register online for a ‘boarding pass’ first if you’re interested.
Tue 9 Jun – Thu 11 Jun, The Avenue, The Avenue, Spinningfields, M3 3FL, 10am – 3pm, 4pm – 6pm, 

Horsebeach DJ Set at Electrik
We’ve featured Electrik’s One-Deck Wednesday a couple of times in the past, but then their enviable bookings demand recognition.The rules of the night are simple: Vinyl only, one deck. No mixing or matching, just songs played in sequence. Guitary lads Horsebeach (pictured) are this week’s headline groovesmiths. With songwriter/vocalist Ryan Kennedy doubling as an employee of Piccadilly Records, one can only speculate the gems sandwiched in his own collection. Their manager Jason Boardman is also having a spin, which is nice.
Wed 10 Jun, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 0AE, 8pm,

Anthony Burgess Exhibition at Central Library
Burgess is one of Manchester’s favourite literary sons – he even has his own foundation in Chorlton Mill, which maintains the burgeoning archive he left behind. This exhibition, entitled ‘Manchester Made Me’ takes a look at his early life in Harpurhey and Moss Side and contains material taken from the Burgess archive as well as other sources.
Thu 11 Jun – Mon 20 Jul, Central Library, St. Peters Square, M2 5PD,

Whitworth Young Contemporaries
Now the Whitworth has been reopened a few months since refurbishment, it’s time to get some fresh faces in to match that fresh lick of paint. The whole gallery plays host to a variety of young artists from electro two-piece D/R/U/G/S to MC collective Free Wize Men. There’s workshops as well: from Contact’s spoken word provocateurs Young Identity and Inna Voice and screen printing from One69a. Read our full preview here.
Thu 11 Jun, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, M15 6ER, 5pm – 9pm,

Mon 8 Jun - Thu 11 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Mon 8 Jun 2015