Transformation Tour at Gallery Oldham
Gallery Oldham is a hidden gem of the region: A thoroughly modern museum with a rich, varied collection of artwork alongside artefacts from Oldham’s history. It’s currently in the midst of a big renovation project intended to bring the gallery’s older buildings in line wiht the polished sheen of the contemporary wing, and the latest stages of this renovation are being showcased through a series of tours this Saturday. In addition to the two tours – running at 11.30am and 12.30pm – you can also catch fun, family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.
Sat 22 Apr, Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. 11.30am, 12.30pm,

Record Store Day at Common
It’s that time of year again! Record Store Day is upon us, with loads of venues around the city running special events to celebrate the thrill of recorded music, boasting DJ sets, sales and offers of unique one-off vinyls. Amongst the venues celebrating Record Store Day is Common on Edge Street, who are throwing a big party organised in conjunction with Piccadilly Records. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 22 Apr, Common, 39 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW. 8am – late,

Urban Family at Stoller Hall
It’s been several years in the making, but Stoller Hall (pictured), the new purpose-built concert venue for the Chetham’s School of Music celebrates its official opening this weekend with a packed programme of music and performance. A number of these concerts are ticketed, and many are already fully booked, but you can still grab free tickets for this performance from Urban Family, a group of passionate musicians assembled by accomplished cellist Gabriella Swallow. Swallow’s band will be giving two performances on Saturday, one at 5pm and an earlier family-focused performance at 1pm. This should be an excellent show, and an excellent opportunity to check out Stoller while it still has that ‘new concert hall’ smell.
Sat 22 Apr, Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA. 1pm, 5.30pm,

Meet the Brewer at Beermoth
A boozy treat for this Sunday, Tib Street’s Beermoth is offering this free meet the brewer event with Het Uiltje, of the Uiltje Brewing Company. Uiltje is a craft brewery based in Haarlem in The Netherlands, who boast a range of inspired beverages, constantly pumped out from their state-of-the-art facility. You’ll get the chance to sample some of these brews on the day, as well as grab a pint as they take over some of the taps in the Beermoth Café.
Sun 23 Apr, Beermoth, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG. 6pm – 8pm,

Fri 21 Apr - Sun 23 Apr
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 21 Apr 2017