Urmston Artisan Market
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to artisan markets in Manchester, but if you fancy heading a bit further out Salford way, you can get a load of this new beauty. It’s an excellent opportunity to take in one of the region’s rarely explored areas, lured in by the promise of artisan treats, handmade gifts and excellent street food.
Sat 6 Aug, Railway Road, Urmston, M41 0XL. 10am – 4pm, www.facebook.com

Beer and Running at Beer Nouveau
Starter pistols at the ready! This brand-new running club kicks off this weekend, and it carries a unique twist: Runners are invited to take part in either 5km or 10km routes looping to-and-from Beer Nouveau, a microbrewery aptly located on Temperance Street. Runners an invited to stick around for a pint or two after, to replenish some lost vitamins. Check our our full preview for more detail.
Sat 6 Aug, Meet at Beer Nouveau, 75 Temperance Street, Manchester, M12 6HU. 11am, www.twitter.com www.facebook.com

Zine Club at Manchester Craft & Design Centre (pictured)
Those kids behind the Salford Zine Library are at it again with another exciting zine event, this time in the afternoon in the Northern Quarter’s Craft & Design Centre. They’ll be occupying Space 2 in the former fish market, offering you plenty of chances to get hands-on with some weird and wonderful zines. There’s also going to be a zine-making workshop led by Liverpool zine queen Stef Bradley, if you’re interested in publishing your own unique periodical.
Sat 6 Aug, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD. 2pm – 5pm, www.facebook.com

Eastern Bloc Records Jam
The Northern Quarter record shop are having another epic sesh and you’re invited! Eastern Bloc DJs/employees Means & 3rd and Kerrie will playing a mammoth 8 hour back-to-back set. The shop’s licensed for the evening, with craft ales and cocktails abound, so you’re welcome to treat it like any ordinary club night. Expect a playlist as eclectic as the record shop that hosts it.
Sat 6 Aug, Eastern Bloc, 5A Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1DN. Tel: 0161 228 6555, 6pm – 2am, www.facebook.com

Grapes of Wrath Screening at Manchester Museum
As part of Climate Flicks – Manchester Museum’s ongoing programme of climate-themed film screenings – there will be a showing of Grapes of Wrath, the 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic depression-era novel. It’s a punishing film even by today’s standards, but it’s also a hugely important tale that still resonates with modern audiences. It’s Sunday viewing for the curious and strong-willed.
Sun 7 Aug, Manchester Museum, The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275 2634, 2pm -4pm, www.eventbrite.com

Fri 5 Aug - Sun 7 Aug
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 5 Aug 2016