Science Uncovered at Manchester Museum
Science Uncovered is a regular event organised and funded by London’s Natural History Museum where scientists and researchers band together to present their work to the public in a lively, informal atmosphere. This time they’re mirroring their London event with this one at the Manchester Museum, which includes presentations from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and Manchester University’s Wellcome Trust for Cell-Matrix Biology.
Fri 30 Sep, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. 5pm – 10pm, Tel: 0161 275 2634,

Bodie and Fraser at Eastern Bloc Records
Since it became a licensed venue, Eastern Bloc records has put on an increasingly interesting roster of gigs and club nights, and this is no exception. Burnley-bred DJ Bodie, a first-generation acid house jockey, makes up one half of the night, pulling from a record collection he’s spent thirty years assembling. Following him is Fraser, resident at The Wardrobe in Leeds, who’ll be spinning soul, funk and disco.
Fri 30 Sep, Eastern Bloc Records, 5A Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. 6pm – 11pm,

Kite Making Workshop at Journeys Festival
Journeys Festival is a 12-day country-wide festival running through early October that focuses on the emerging work done by refugee artists. One of the things you can take part in on day one is one of these free, family-friendly kite making workshops running at Wythenshawe Library, North City Library and Central Library. See our picks of the festival for more details on this and other events.
Sat 1 Oct, 10am – 12pm, Wythenshawe Forum; 2.30 – 4.30pm, North City Library, Rochdale Road, Manchester, M9 4AF; noon-4pm, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.

Macbeth for kids at Urmston Library
Players from The Globe Theatre come to Urmston Library this weekend for a family-friendly performance of Shakespeare’s least family-friendly play; Macbeth. Aimed at 7-11 year olds, the hour-long performance invites kids to engage in the story and the moral decisions the characters make (although presumably no to the extent that they can decide whether he kills Banquo, because then it’s not much a of a story).
Sat 1 Oct, Urmston Library, 34 Golden Way, Urmston, M41 0NA. Tel: 0161 912 2727, 11am – 12pm,

Emergency at Z-arts
Z-arts in Hulme plays host to this mammoth 11-hour marathon of art and performance, featuring works from the likes of Ali Wilson, Theatre 42 and Tin Can People spread across four sessions. All types of expression – even circus skills and musical theatre – can be found here. See our full event preview, along with its sequel event Divergency, here.
Sat 1 Oct, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA. Tel: 0161 226 1912, 12pm – 11pm,

New Exhibition at Paper Gallery
City-centre weekend gallery Paper launches its latest exhibition this Saturday: A group show featuring the work of nine upcoming Northern artists who’ve come up through the gallery’s mentoring scheme. All works use paper itself as the base material, but do radically different things with it: From photography to sculpture, a range of mediums are on offer. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 1 Oct – Sat 5 Nov, PAPER Gallery, Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ. 11am – 5pm every Sat,

Fri 30 Sep - Sun 2 Oct
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 29 Sep 2016