Whit Walks at Manchester Cathedral
Whit Monday might not be until next Monday, but you can catch the Whit Walks one week early at Manchester Cathedral. Ring in the Pentecost with this celebration of the ‘birthday’ of the Church: A joyful parade through the centre of town, starting at Albert Square, moving along Deansgate before ending up at the Cathedral. Rain’s forecast, so make sure you take an umbrella if you’re planning on watching the parade.
Mon 29 May, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX. 10am – 12pm, www.facebook.com

Introduction to Vlogging at Blackfriars House
Vlogging – short for video blogging – is an oft-maligned but still hugely popular medium, with top vloggers mining six-figure salaries from their tiny corner of the Internet. One such moderately-successful vlogger is curly-topped humour-and-haircare internet personality Jon Aitken, who’ll be giving this talk in the hub of the Manchester International Festival at Blackfriars House. He’ll be covering everything from how to plan and create vlogs, to how to build a following. If you want to attend, you have to register in advance – and it’s recommended that you bring a laptop with video editing programme Lightworks already installed.
Tue 30 May, Manchester International Festival, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA. 6pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

Last Chance To See Vintage Toys at Central Library
This Wednesday is your final chance to see this exhibition at Central Library. Galt Toys, currently based in Cheadle, have been manufacturing toys and games since the 1830s, and this exhibition gives you a chance to look at some of the classic lines they’ve produced over the past 180 years. See our full preview for more details.
Until Wed 31 May, Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD. Tel: 0161 234 1983, 9am – 8pm, www.librarylive.co.uk

Open Days at Greater Manchester Police Museum (pictured)
You can catch free tours of Manchester’s Police Museum on one of its Half-term open days this Tuesday and Thursday. Built into an old station building – in operation from 1879 through to 1979 – the museum and archive has been closed off recently due to refurbishment, so this is your only chance to go in and take a look before the full reopening scheduled for the next month. They’ve got an impressive collection of uniforms, ephemera and vehicles from the past 200 years of law enforcement.
Tue 30 May & Thu 1 Jun, Greater Manchester Police Museum, 57A Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1ET. 10.30am – 3.30pm, www.gmpmuseum.co.uk

Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 30 May 2017