The Giggle Dungeon at The Castle
Also listed in our comedy picks this new night at the Castle from seasoned comedy theatre bods at the Giggle Dungeon. The Castle’s small back room plays host to a variety of sketches both new and some favourites from their 2015 Edinburgh Fringe run. They’ve also got local favourite Danny Sutcliffe on the bill, so it’s well worth going for that alone. Future nights are going to be pay on the door, so best to get in on this taster session whilst the giggles are gratis.
Fri 15 Jan, Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7.30pm,

Free Party at Sankeys
As featured in this weekend’s club picks,  nightlife behemoth Sankey’s are hosting a free party at their Ancoats home. DJs Taim and Sayah spin a mixture of bass, house and garage. You’ll have to get on these quick, as there’s only a few left on Skiddle and there’s no entry without your e-ticket.
Fri 15 Jan, Sankeys, Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Manchester, M4 6JG. 11pm – 5am,

Orchard Planting and Disk Golf at Longford Park (pictured)
If you fancy a gentler pace, there’s this event at Longford Park in Stretford. First up is a mass planting event: They’re looking to plant 50+ new apple trees and they’re looking for you to get down on your knees and plant some seeds. Between 11am – 8pm, there’ll be disk golf trials – that’s golf with frisbees for the uninitiated. The days rounded off with a traditional Twelvy Night Wassail, a blessing of the trees. There’s limited places for this part of the event, so make sure you book online.
Sun 17 Jan, Longford Park, Edge Lane, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8PX. 10am – 8pm,

Beginners Cycling at MediaCity
Still struggling with the basics of cycling? Then this one’s for you. This two-hour course is aimed at anyone over 16 who’s never rode a bike and is looking to get peddling. It’s set in an off-road environment with a qualified and really does feature everything you need to get started.
Sun 17 Jan, The Piazza Square, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2EQ. 9.30am – 11.30am, 

Fri 15 Jan - Sun 17 Jan
Jon Whiteley
Published on:
Thu 14 Jan 2016