If you’re looking for ways to stretch out your bank holiday, there’s another week of free fun for you right here:

Gravy Wrestling in Stacksteads
As featured in our round up of the Summer’s weird festivals, the Rose n Bowl pub in Stacksteads Lancashire plays host to the World Gravy Wrestling championship. To our knowledge this is the only event of its kind: You can go see grown men and women battle for dominance of a paddling pool of brown liquid in a pub car park. Despite this, it’s a fun, afternoon out if you wanted to get out of Town. Regrettably, I don’t they’re offering a vegetarian option.
Mon 31 Aug, Rose n Bowl, 264 Newchurch Rd, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13 0UG, 12pm – evening, www.worldgravywrestling.com

Scalarama Launch Night at Soup Kitchen
Scalarama is a month long film festival taking place all over the city with screenings popping up in bars, clubs, studios, galleries and, erm… cinemas. Their launch night at Soup Kitchen is free to get in and features a whole host of information about the cult classics you can catch on the silver screen over next four weeks.
Tue 1 Sep, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, M1 1DF, 7.30pm – late, www.facebook.com

Kayla Matthes Exhibition at PLY
Kayla Matthes was one of the artists involved in PLY’s pre-launch last year, and now she brings this – her first ever UK show – to the Lever Street pizza palace. Matthes style is to adopt traditional crafts and update them with splashes of colour and contemporary themes and for this show – entitled ‘User Interface’ – she’s produced a series of 14 tapestries. Check out our full preview, including details of reasonably-priced workshops on opening night, here.
Thu 3 Sep – Fri 9 Oct, PLY, 26 Lever Street, M1 1DW, www.facebook.com 

Festejar Opening at Albert Square
Running into the weekend is this, the city’s Spanish festival: Featuring food, music and dance classes. Thursday’s lineup includes Cuba Vida in the afternoon and Manchester-based crossover act Break Latino in the evening. Check out our full preview here.
Thu 3 – Sat 5 Sep, Albert Square, M2 5DB, 11am – 11pm, www.spanishfestival.co.uk

Mon 31 Aug - Thu 3 Sep
Jon Whiteley
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Mon 31 Aug 2015