Last Chance to See Lynne Chapman at Z-Arts (pictured)
Urban sketcher Lynne Chapman has been exhibiting at Z-arts in Hulme since last week, but Monday is your last chance to catch her work: A year-long project in which she’s produced hundreds of sketches from all around Manchester. As well as displaying her work, Chapman will be on hand running free sketching workshops for adults and children between 10am and 12.45pm. If you want to take part in a workshop, you’ll have to book through the Z-arts website, but no pre-booking is required just to take in the final day of the exhibition.
Mon 1 Aug, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA. Tel: 0161 232 6089, 10am – 2pm,

Gein’s Family Giftshop at Kosmonaut
Manchester’s biggest sketch group are having one last hurrah before their members temporarily separate for the Edinburgh Fringe. As well as the usual sketches, Gein’s member James Meehan will be previewing his solo show Class Act, which looks at classism and class-identity in comedy – with some bum jokes thrown in, as is Gein’s style.
Mon 1 Aug, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF. 8.15pm,

Roald Dahl Screenings at Spinningfields
This year marks 100 years since the birth of Britain’s most beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, and to celebrate The Garden at Spinningfields are going to be screening some of the best-known adaptations of his work: Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory all revisited on the big screen. Technically, it’ll set you back £5 to enjoy the drive-in style audio, but it’s free if you jsut want to drop by The Garden and soak up a summer’s day. See our full preview for more details.
Tue 2 Aug – Thu 4 Aug, The Garden, Inwell Square, Spinningfields, M3 3AN. Various times, £5 for headphones for screenings,

Lu Pingyuan at CFCCA
Thursday Lates have been running at various galleries throughout the city for a few years now: An opportunity to spend an evening getting hands-on with a contemporary artist, and this week it’s the turn of sculptor Lu Pingyuan at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art. His new exhibition, previewing this Thursday, is an investigation into ghost sightings at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton, a pub linked to royalist and civil war casualty James Stanley. This promises to be a fascinating evening touching on themes of war, colonialism and the supernatural. The exhibition will be running at the gallery until October.
Thu 4 Aug, CFCCA, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU. 6pm – 8pm, Tel: 0161 832 7271,

Mon 1 Aug - Fri 5 Aug
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 31 Jul 2016