Things are so close to opening up properly again – we can almost taste it. Lots of organisations are setting out their live programmes for the weeks ahead, so now is the perfect time to book your first proper cultural night out in over a year. In the meantime however, we’ve selected some of Manchester’s best digital offerings in anticipation of Monday 17 May – the best free things to do from home this week include talks from TEDxUniversityofManchester’s Women of the Future, an online discussion from Manchester Art Gallery and much more.

Tune into TEDXUniversityOfManchester: Women of the Future | Thu 13 May | 5pm

Four really interesting talks are featured here as part of TED’s collaboration with University of Manchester, on topics as diverse as endometriosis, patience and education – sign up and stream online from 5pm on Thursday 13 May.

Challenge Football's Conventions with National Football Museum | Thu 13 May | 6pm

There has been a lot of discussion of football away from the pitch in recent weeks – from fan protests to the short-lived Super League. But what about the rules on the pitch, and how have they changed through history? This online panel looks at how law changes have coincided with societal ideals, and what more can be done to challenge societal conventions in the beautiful game.

Think Globally, Act Locally with People's History Museum | Thu 13 May | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The People’s History Museum’s Radical Lates series is a chance for speakers and audiences to come together to celebrate and discuss ideas and activism. This set of discussions, talks and workshops is led by independent filmmaker Shaheda Choudhury, and is centred around small-scale community action projects and ways we can make a meaningful difference to the climate crisis. Come along and join in – there are some free spots available.

Join in with Manchester Art Gallery Unlocked: Work and Leisure | Sat 15 May | 4pm – 5pm

Did you see that booking is now open for Grayson Perry’s latest exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery? Be sure to pick up tickets while you can. If art discussion is more your thing, get a nostalgic flavour of seaside holidays (remember those?) with a guide to Victorian sea breaks through the Gallery’s extensive collection.

Mon 10 May - Sun 16 May
Hugh Morris
Published on:
Mon 10 May 2021