Last Chance to See Vincent James at Paper Gallery (pictured)
Part-time art repository Paper Gallery has been hosting this exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Vincent James since January and Saturday is your absolute last chance to catch a glimpse. It’s called The Grand Scheme of Things and it’s actually inspired by the gallery itself. The work was produced in Paper and makes full use of the space available, including a mural covering the full length of a wall.
Sat 20 Feb, Paper Gallery, 20 Mirabel St, Manchester M3 1PJ, 11am – 5pm,

Haphazard at Z-Arts
This family-friendly all day event at Hulme creative hub Z-Arts aims to get children involved in art in all its guises. Featuring performance art, spoken word and golf balls covered in paint – there’s something to inspire creative kids from all walks. Check out our full preview for more details.
Sat 20 Feb, Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester M15 5ZA, Tel: 0161 232 6089, 12pm – 4pm,

Free For Arts Social at The Font
Maybe you’re feeling creative, but are burdened with being a grown up: This one might just be for you. This social gathering is organised by the artists behind the forthcoming Free For Arts Festival. There’ll be some free drinks and ice breaking activities, but most important is the opportunity to mix with some of Manchester’s brightest young creatives. Be sure to register online.
Sun 21 Feb, The Font, 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP, 2pm – 4pm,

No Power on Earth at Salford Museum and Art Gallery
This is a living history performance, telling the stories of conscientious objectors in World War I. It focuses on the struggle of one real-life Salford man who was faced with losing his schoolteaching job due to his pacifism. Written by theatre director Sue Reddish, the piece coincides with the opening of To End All Wars – an exhibition about the Great War at the Working Class Movement Library – which runs until Easter. Further performances will take place at the WCML on Wed 2 Mar and Sat 5 Mar.
Sun 21 Feb, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU, 2pm – 2.30pm,

Twisted Helix at Castle Hotel
As also featured in our gigs of the week,  Geordie electro poppers Twisted Helix are coming to The Castle for a free gig. Touring ahead of the release of their new album next month, the kids will be bringing the fast fun synths and jangly guitars they’ve made their name with. The real ace up their sleeve though is Spanish vocalist Bea Garcia, who gives every song a unique Latin flavour. Guest slots are filled by Flood Manual, Kate Gambhir and James Kruman.
Sun 21 Feb, Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, 7.30pm,

Fri 19 Feb - Sun 21 Feb
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 18 Feb 2016