Vinyl Cutting Workshop at Central Library
Fab Lab Manchester comes to Central Library on Wednesday with this vinyl cutting workshop. You could have the chance to make your own T-shirt using time-honoured vinyl printing techniques, updated with the use of a modern digital vinyl cutter. It’s a day long event covering everything from design theory through to production processes. Materials are provided, but lunch is not – so bring some sandwiches.
Wed 18 Jan, Central Library, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD. Tel: 0161 234 1983, 10am – 4pm,

HOST Walking Tour at Spinningfields (pictured)
HOST is a site-specific installation at Spinningfields built specially for the Spinningfields Arts Commision, consisting of a number of bronze sculptures dotted around the area. It’s been up since November, but this week you’ve got a rare opportunity to take a tour of the installation led by none other than Hilary Jack, the artist who designed it. Let Jack tell you about the pieces that comprise HOST, how they were made and what their significance is within the installation, as she fields your questions. The installation itself runs until the end of February.
Thu 19 Jan, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3BE. 5.30pm – 7pm,

Me Gusta at Hold Fast
Basement bar Hold Fast’s fortnightly Latin night Me Gusta returns for 2017. Their DJs are spinning Soul, Afrobeat, Salsa, Kuduro, Zouk and many more genres only severe Latinheads will be familiar with. For less-seasoned fans, it’s just a great excuse to spend an evening in one of the city’s most unique bars and take advantage of their midweek drinks offers.
Thu 19 Jan, Hold Fast, 50 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2EA. 6pm,

Last Chance to See Bearded Brutes at HOME
Mark Leeming’s photography exhibition Bearded Brutes closes this Sunday. His dayglo kitsch portraits of glittered hunks turn masculinity on its head with flamboyance and theatre, and if you’ve missed them up to this point you absolutely have to go and take a look this week. See our full preview for the lowdown.
Until Sun 22 Jan, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 12pm – 8pm,

Mon 16 Jan - Fri 20 Jan
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 15 Jan 2017