First Draft’s Birthday Party at The Castle
The Northern Quarter’s favourite live literature night is having a birthday this week, and to celebrate, they’re taking over The Castle Hotel on Oldham Street for a party. To celebrate five years of their cabarets, they’ve assembled a lineup which includes: Writer and theatre producer Abi Hynes, comedian Anjali Shah, spoken word from a group called Dead Lads and live music from Ali Matthews, amongst many other acts. They’re also going to be giving out party bags, for those true birthday vibes.
Mon 19 Jun, The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7.30pm – 10pm,

Last Chance To See Manchester School of Art Degree Show
This week is your last chance to catch the work of MSA’s latest crop of talent. Every kind of art is represented here: From sculpture to tapestry to filmmaking. See our full preview for more information on what to expect.
Until Wed 21 Jun, Manchester School of Art, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH. Tel: 0161 247 3412, 10am – 6pm,

Gein’s Family Giftshop Recording at Robert Powell Theatre (pictured)
Manchester’s reigning premier sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop have just landed a third radio series, and they’ll be recording it at Salford’s Robert Powell Theatre this Wednesday. They’re looking for a laughter track to accompany the new episodes, which is where you come in. In exchange for a free night of top tier comedy – and an opportunity to be the first to hear Gein’s new work – you agree to provide the recorded laughs that accompany every BBC radio comedy. Booking ahead is essential and you can’t just turn up on the day, but based on the quality of the last two series, this is bound to be great.
Wed 21 Jun, The Robert Powell Theatre, University of Salford, Allerton Building, Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU. 6pm – 10pm, 

Naho Matsuda Launch at Hulme Community Garden Centre
This Thursday, Hulme Community Garden Centre will be launching a new artwork on the world from multidiscplinary designer Naho Matsuda. Entitled ‘every thing every time’, it’s a piece of digital art that takes the form of a constantly changing, constantly evolving poem that draws from different data sources to provide a rolling document on the state of Manchester. Quite how this is is realised visually can only be discovered by dropping into the garden centre, but this launch is just one of a series of events related to the piece. Spaces are limited for this launch, and it’s vital you RSVP to by Monday 19 June if you want to attend.
Thu 22 Jun, Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RG. 6pm – 8pm,

Mon 19 Jun - Fri 23 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 18 Jun 2017