Rogue Studios Open Weekend
Rogue Studios at Crusader Mill celebrates its 21st birthday this weekend, and their opening up their studios for one last time before the site falls into the hands of developers. Given the sheer number of artists and designers who work out of the studios, there’s bound to be something for everyone – from traditional painting, to light installations, to stop motion animation workshops. See our preview for the full scoop.
Fri 14 – Sun 16 Oct, Rogue Artist Studios, 72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH. Tel: 0161 273 7492, Fri (preview) 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 12pm – 5pm,

Grub Food Fair at Alphabet Brewing Co
Grub Food Fair is back offering a snapshot of the city’s street food luminaries. This launch event is hosted by brewery district wunderkinds Alphabet, and marks the first in a series of weekly food fairs in the brewmaker’s yard. Featuring stalls from The Gravy Train Poutine, Oh Mei Dumpling and Honest Crust Wood Fired Pizza, amongst others, this could easily become a belt-busting weekly tradition for the city’s foodies. As it’s a brewery, there’s also a wide rangedrinks available – including their new Twin Peaks inspired brew The Black Lodge.
Sat 15 Oct, Alphabet Brewing Co, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL.12pm – 10pm,

Tim Peake at MediaCityUK (pictured)
Former International Space Station resident Tim Peake is now firmly back on Earth and this Saturday you can catch him at MediaCity’s piazza. As part of the promotional push for Manchester Science Festival, which takes place later this month, Peake will be answering audience questions about his six months in space from the steps of the piazza. It’s totally free to go see him speak, and – come on  – he’s an astronaut.
Sat 15 Oct, The Piazza, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2EQ. 2pm – 3pm,

Bluemoose Books at Chorlton Library
Bluemoose books are a small publishing house operating out of Hebden Bridge, with big ideals and an interesting line of literary fiction. This Saturday evening, they’re coming to Chorlton Library to talk through their lovingly-curated catalogue, which includes the Portico prize-winning Beastings by Benjamin Myers. If you’re interested in local literature, or just want to get you hands on some fantastic books, then this is the one for you.
Sat 15 Oct, Chorlton Library, Manchester Road, Manchester, M21 9PN. 7pm – 9pm,

Yoga at Spinningfields Makers Market
Another weekend, another Makers Market to look forward to. This flagship market in Spinningfields runs all through the weekend, and features all the craft, design and artisan food stalls you could hope for. As an added bonus, if you drop by at 2pm on Saturday or Sunday, The Life Centre are offering free yoga sessions. See our full preview for more detail.
Sat 15 Oct – Sun 16 Oct, Makers Market, Spinningfields, M3 3AE. 11am – 5pm, 

Fri 14 Oct - Sun 16 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 14 Oct 2016