This weekend looks set to single-handedly prove how thriving the Manchester market scene is, with a diverse roster of traders in food, vintage and more at multiple venues across the city. Thrown in for good measure is the launch of a pretty exciting new exhibition at Kosmonaut, giving a much-needed dose of arts and culture to the agenda.

Neon Beasts exhibition launch at Kosmonaut (pictured)
This week Thursday becomes an honorary member of the weekend, as Manchester illustrator and designer Jamie Roberts, a.k.a Jamwah, plunges us into feel-good almost-end-of-the-week vibes with the launch of his first solo exhibition Neon Beasts. Pop into Kosmonaut this weekend to catch a glimpse of his surreal animal portrait series produced using a 2D digital sculpting technique, or head down to the evening view on Thursday where you’ll also find Pasta Paul on the decks and drinks upon arrival.
Launches Thu 3 Apr, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, M1 2FF, Evening view 5pm – 8pm, FREE,

Gin and Tonic Vintage Fair at Terrace
Give your wardrobe a springtime overhaul this weekend as the folk of Gin and Tonic Vintage head back to their regular haunt of Terrace, serving up the finest pre-loved garms and accessories for your Saturday shopping pleasure. With plenty of local, independent traders on board and all the original and unique vintage pieces you could want for, it’s the perfect place to grab a gin and spend a leisurely Saturday afternoon browsing the rails.
Sat 5 Apr, Terrace, 43 Thomas Street, M4 1NA, 1pm – 5pm, FREE,

Urban markets at the Old Granada Studios
This weekend, urban markets at the Old Granada Studios are kicking off with a spectacular double whammy. Bringing a new lease of life to the space, Saturday welcomes the Urban Market Bite, with stalls showcasing the best in local foodie flavour. Sunday changes direction with its Finders Keepers market, where you can nosy among the stalls selling all manner of vintage, collectables, antiques and gifts.
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Apr, Granada Studios, Quay Street, M60 9EA, 11am – 5pm, FREE,

Thu 3 Apr - Sun 6 Apr
Jess Hardiman
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Thu 3 Apr 2014