Forgive Me Not Play at Ziferblat
This new play opened up on Thursday and is running for three nights only at Edge Street’s pay-for-you-time-not-your-coffee coffee shop Ziferblat. Forgive Me Not is produced by new theatre company No Door Theatre, who specialise in plays focussed on strong female protagonists and exploring mental health issues. It follows the experiences of two young women waiting for their mother to executed for murder. Heavy stuff, but it can be yours to see for no monies – aside from the small amount you’re required to spend in occupying the space in Ziferblat.
Thu 8 Dec – Sat 10 Dec, Ziferblat Edge Street, 23 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW. 7.30pm – 9pm,

Time for a Tiger Preview at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (pictured)
One exhibition opening this weekend is this one at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation. It looks at Burgess’ time in Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia and the impact this period had on is future writing. The exhibition is kicked off with a 7pm launch event on Friday, where exhibition curator and English Literary Heritage Project researcher Dr. Graham Foster will provide an introduction to the exhibition, along with wine and suitable festive treats.
Fri 9 Dec, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. 7pm – 9pm,

Enchantment Under The Sea Dance at HOME
This weekend, you can catch a slice of one of the 80s most iconic movies with this Back to The Future themed party at HOME. It’s set to coincide with a special screening of the film, and big fans will also be able to a picture with a real life DeLorean, which will be parked up on the plaza outside. See our full preview for the low down.
Fri 9 Dec, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 8pm – late,

Wynford Dewhurst Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery
Dewhurst is one of the region’s most overlooked historical artist: A landscape painter with an impressionists eye, and a Manchester lad to boot. A selection of his work goes on display at Manchester Art Gallery this weekend. Check out full preview for more details.
Fri 9 Dec 2016 – Sun 23 Apr 2017, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, times vary,

Nelson Okoh Exhibition at Chuck Gallery
Longsight’s Chuck Gallery specialises in the promotion of contemporary African art, and this weekend they launch their latest exhibition, featuring the work of Nigerian artist Nelson Okoh. Okoh’s show is entitled Evocative Colour | Away from the Abstract, and showcases his talents as a palette-knife painter, constructing exploding colourful abstract forms that take on a realism as you step back from the canvas. There’s an evening preview this Saturday, but otherwise you’ve got until the end of January to catch the work of this unique artist.
Sat 10 Dec – Sat 28 Jan, Chuck Gallery, 166 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 0AF. 5pm – 9pm (preview),

Fri 9 Dec - Sun 11 Dec
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 9 Dec 2016