The snow we’ve been having lately may have helped distract us from just how ruddy cold it is, but ultimately we’re still stuck in January and we’re still all skint. Luckily, these three things to do this weekend are all free – and all indoors at that.

Two Spirits at Number 1, First Street
Re:play Festival takes plays performed locally within the last 12 months and ‘replays’ (clever, huh?) them to audiences that may have missed it the first time around. The festival is drawing to a close, but there’s still time to get in on the action this Saturday with Two Spirits, which follows the journey of 3 Sioux warriors performing in the industrial north of England, as they try to grasp the white man’s world around them. This rehearsed reading will also be followed by a short documentary film about the writer, Chris Hoyle, and his time in South Dakota.
Sat 24 Jan, Number 1 First Street, M15 4BB, From 6pm, FREE,

Antwerp Mansion Comedy Night ft. Mick Ferry (pictured)
Antwerp Mansion has long been known as a venue able to house all manner of events, making for a diverse calendar of psych festivals, film screenings and intimate, sweaty club nights. This weekend, however, they’re accommodating the Sunday souls in need of a laugh with their free comedy night. On the bill they’ve got headline Mick Ferry, who was vote Best Stand up Comic in the UK in 2013, with support from Hayley Ellis and Rob Coleman. N.B. Despite a slightly misleading poster that lists the event as costing a fiver, this one’s free.
Sun 25 Jan, Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme Grove, Rusholme, M14 5AG, 7:30 – 10:30pm, FREE,

The Dissolution of Percy at The King’s Arms
As part of The King’s Arms’ Play-4-Free Festival, which begins at the end of January and runs through to Feburary, you’ve got the chance to catch a rehearsed reading of The Dissolution of Percy. Plunging its audience into a juxtaposed world of high, violent passions, steady, grim pragmatism and gallows humour, the theatre piece focuses on the fate of the only male Brontë sibling, Branwell, tackling the lack of gender politics between the nineteenth century and the present day. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via the link listed below.
Sun 25 – Mon 26 Jan, King’s Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN, From 7.30pm, FREE (booking required),

Fri 23 Jan - Sun 25 Jan
Jess Hardiman
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Wed 21 Jan 2015