Wet weather is putting pay to the best laid plans this week. A Bank Holiday weekend hampered by rain – classic Manchester! Until our venues open back up, we’re still online for the time being, so we’ve compiled the latest top free things to do from home in Manchester this week, which includes Dystopian Dialogue at Anthony Burgess Foundation, a history of The Guardian from a former editor and much more…

Tune into a Polish Heritage Day Film Screening | Mon 3 May | Online

On Monday 3 May, it’s Polish Heritage Day – why not celebrate with a free screening of In Search of Chopin, a film about the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, one of Poland’s most famous sons and one of the greatest composers of all time. The film is available to watch for 48 hours after you request the link.

Discover the First 200 Years of The Guardian with Alan Rusbridger | Tue 4 May | 5pm – 6:30pm

Did you know that The Guardian has its roots in Manchester? The Manchester Guardian was founded in 1821, 200 years this year, and remained in the city until 1959. Join former editor Alan Rusbridger and Harris College Manchester for this lecture which also includes details of their digital exhibition.

Go Behind the scenes of Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World | Wed 5 May | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Have you seen the Greta Thunberg documentary on iPlayer yet? It’s a must watch, especially for this event which goes behind-the-scenes with the scientists, academics and producers who made the show happen. Tune in online and discover more about Thunberg’s groundbreaking work as an advocate for climate change.

Take part in Dystopian Dialogue at Anthony Burgess Foundation | Wed 5 May | 7pm

Adam Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature who has published eighteen novels and many other works, including non-fiction books about J.R.R. Tolkien and H.G. Wells. Here, he holds a talk about Anthony Burgess (of Clockwork Orange fame) and dystopia – look out for the Foundation’s upcoming series on utopia and dystopia.

Enjoy an online dance performance with 8 Tender Solitudes | Ongoing

This beautiful piece of dance explores a world we are all familiar with. Commissioned during the lockdown where we were robbed of touch, this collaboration has an interplay of touch at its heart. With a stunning score from Kate Whitley, it’s a gorgeous work for seven performers filmed apart.

Mon 3 May - Sun 9 May
Hugh Morris
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Mon 3 May 2021