Go Wild at Sale Water Park
If you’re looking for a family event that puts you in touch with nature this weekend, then this is the one for you. Sale Water Park opens up for a day of fun, free activities aimed at getting young people interested in trees and wildlife. Organised by City of Trees, they’re offering a range of activities including dreamcatcher making and apple pressing. You’ll also be able to collect a free packet of seedlings if you share a story about trees in your area.
Sat 9 Jul, Sale Water Park, Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX. 12pm – 3pm, www.heritagetrees.org.uk

Eccles Makers’ Market
The ever-growing but fiercely independent Makers’ Market has made its way to Eccles. Like its sister markets, it offers all manner of artisan treats and trinkets: From cupcakes to birdhouses, anything can be yours, bought straight from the hands of the craftspeople that made it.
Sat 9 Jul, Church Street, Eccles, M30 0LZ. 10am – 4pm, www.themakersmarket.co.uk

Hazard 2016 at St. Ann’s Square (pictured)
Taking place once every two years, this site-specific performance is happening outside the Royal Exchange and on the surrounding streets on Saturday afternoon. It brings together a programme of over 20 artists and performers, who’ll be doing all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff, including a promised ‘slow mob’ (like an inverted flash mob).
Sat 9 Jul, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7LF. 12pm – 5pm, www.wordofwarning.org

Ambition Pop-up Exhibition at HOME
Local arts organisation Instigate Arts – recently behind the What Is She Wearing event at Manchester Art Gallery – presents this evening of art, film and intervention as part of its residency at HOME. Ambition explores concepts of striving and fame, and the struggle to succeed no matter what the cost, with contributions from over a dozen artists.
Sat 9 Jul, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 6pm – 9pm, www.facebook.com

Dada Evening at The Wonder Inn
Shudehill art pub The Wonder Inn is hosting this night celebrating the work of the Dadaists – to mark 100 years since the start of the movement. Contemporary artists will be presenting and performing new pieces, inspired by the likes of Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters. It’s free entry, but donations are welcomed.
Sat 9 Jul, The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester M4 2AF. 7pm, www.facebook.com

Oldham Classic Car Show and Vintage Market
Come see a fantastic range of classic cars stretching all the way back to the early days of motoring, all for free and all in the centre of Oldham. Vehicular attractions aside, there’s also a vintage fair running through the afternoon. If anything, it should be perfect to pick up some nice, authentic driving gloves.
Sun 10 Jul, Oldham town centre, OL1 1UT. 10.30am – 3.30pm, www.visitoldham.com

Fri 8 Jul - Sun 10 Jul
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 8 Jul 2016