GRUB May Carnival at Sadler’s Yard (pictured)
It’s time for another GRUB : The regular street food extravaganza at Sadler’s Yard. This time it’s got a carnival theme and there’s plenty of stalls delivering a variety of End-of-the-Pier treats. There’s food from Fat Annie’s, The Amazing Mr Meatball, Kid Creole, Filfil Falafel and Wooly Mammoth and booze from a range of breweries. There’s also a number of craft stalls selling handmade trinkets, workshops and DJs throughout the day at an event that promises all the fun of the fair.
Sat 7 May, Sadler’s Yard, Redfern Street, Manchester, M60 0AB. 12pm – late,

Richard Cleminson at Old Fire Station
Organised by The Working Class Movement Library, this lecture from Professor of Hispanic Studies Richard Cleminson is taking place at Salford University’s Old Fire Station. it’s the seventh annual Frow Lecture and Cleminson will be talking about The Spanish Civil War, and the anarchists’ involvement in the revolutionary side of that conflict. The lecture takes a step away from the actual fighting and looks at some of social changes brought about by the anarchist influence. Light refreshments are provided afterwards.
Sat 7 May, The Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford, M5 4NL. 2pm -3.30pm,

Spring Showdown at Alexandra Park
Pankhurst in the Park is an artistic programme running at Alexandra Park through this year that looks at the park’s deep connections with the women’s suffrage, encompassing a number of exhibitions, installations and events. Included in this programme is The Spring Showdown, a free, all-day festival encompassing DJs, a woodland tour and a conversation with Suffragette director Sarah Gavron. Check out our full preview for further details.
Sat 7 May, Alexandra Park, 180 Russell Street, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 7JL. Tel: 0161 234 5000, 2pm – midnight,

Rationing In Focus at IWM North
This weekend the Imperial War Museum on Salford Quays starts a new run of In Focus sessions, this time looking at rationing in the Second World War. These drop-in sessions feature genuine publication information films an invite you to get deep into the stories of ordinary people on the Home Front. If you don’t get a chance to catch it this weekend, don’t worry: It’s running at the same times for the next two weekends and then daily until Sun 5 Jun.
Sat 7 May – Sun 5 Jun, Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1TZ. Tel: 0161 836 4000, 11.30am,

Fri 6 May - Sun 8 May
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 5 May 2016