Manchester Stays Demonstration at Albert Square
Last week delivered an historic victory for the Leave campaign in the referendum on our EU membership, but closer to home the mood wasn’t so celebratory: 60% of Mancunians voted to remain in the Union. This demonstration, taking place on Tuesday, looks to reinforce the connectedness, inclusiveness and tolerance that the UK is so clearly capable of, but that has been somewhat squashed in the run up to the vote. Get dressed, turn up and celebrate everything that’s great about Europe – even though we won’t officially be part of it for much longer.
Tue 28 Jun, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB. 5pm – 8pm,

John Donoghue at Coppice Library
As featured in our rundown of top events at this year’s Wordfest, author John Donoghue comes to Sale’s Coppice Library. The cult writer will be discussing his new book The Death’s Head Chess Club, talking a little about the story and getting deep into the historical research that brought it about.
Wed 29 Jan, Coppice Library, Coppice Avenue, Sale, M33 4ND. Tel: 0161 912 3560, 7.30pm,

Last Chance to See The Mancorialist at Proper Tea
You’d be forgiven for having missed this exhibition, which has been running all month tucked away in the Proper Tea shop near Manchester Cathedral. It features a number of photos from The Mancorialist – Manchester’s answer to New York haute couture rag The Sartorialist, with more of a focus on the subjects rather than their threads. Expect stylish and revealing portraits of local figures both famous and unknown – and get in quick, this closes Thursday.
Until Thu 30 Jun, Proper Tea, 10 Cateaton St, Manchester M3 1SQ. Tel: 0161 832 3220, 10am – 5pm,

Ancoats Walking Tour
The canalside district of Ancoats is one of those areas pegged for a sea-change of redevelopment over the next few years. But aside from this, it’s an area with a rich history both in industry and in politics. All of this is explored on this walking tour, which leaves from the Lock Keeper’s Cottage and takes in the whole area.
Thu 30 Jun, Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Lock No 2, Ashton Canal Tow Path, Vesta Street, Manchester, M4 6EQ. 10.30am – 12.30pm,

Art Garden Launch at The Whitworth
The Whitworth launches it’s new Art Garden this week: A garden designed by landscaper Sarah Price that’s partially walled in by the gallery’s new glass structure. There’ll be food, drink – including botanical cocktails – and live music on offer, as well as floral art workshop. Also christening this new outdoor space is the Mill Theatre Company, who’ll be doing a performance of I’m Standing Next To You, their immersive piece built around the theme of loneliness.
Thu 30 Jun, The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER. Tel: 0161 275 7450, 6pm – 9pm,

Mon 27 Jun - Fri 1 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 28 Jun 2016