DERTy Dancing at People’s History Museum (pictured)
The Dancing England Rapping Tournament – or DERT – is coming to Manchester, with a big showcase at the Ritz on Saturday evening. Rapping is the traditional art of sword dancing, as practised in colliery communities of the North East. If you’re not looking to spring for a full ticket, you can catch a spotlight performance at the People’s History Museum. A great way to soak up this tradition without digging deep.
Sat 12 Mar, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER, 11am – 5.30pm,

Sacred Sounds at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
The former home of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell becomes the stage for the 50-strong all-female choir Sacred Sounds. As well as a no-doubt rousing performance, the group will also be running some vocal warm-up sessions and talking a little about the work they do. The venue also boasts a great little tea shop, should you be in need of some afternoon refreshments.
Sat 12 Mar, Elizabeth Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW, 12.30pm – 4pm,

Sing-along Lion King at Z-Arts
It’s been 22 years since The Lion King hit cinema screens, and it’s still regarded as one of the best films in the Disney canon, boasting some of their best showtunes. This sing-along screening lets true fans blast along with their favourite tunes at the Hulme arts centre. If you’re bringing little ones along, there’s arts and crafts activities on afterwards to keep the fun rolling.
Sat 12 Mar, Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA, 2.30pm,

Maker’s Market at Northern Quarter
The Maker’s Market returns to the Northern Quarter. It’s an emporium of independent crafters and tradespeople. With stalls heaving with everything from food to furniture, there’s something for everyone. Check out our full preview for more details.
Sun 13 Mar, Maker’s Market, Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1DB, 11am-5pm,

Fri 11 Mar - Sun 13 Mar
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 11 Mar 2016