We’re inching towards the end of lockdown (hopefully), and it can’t come soon enough. In the mean time, however there are lots of great online events to keep you occupied until it’s safe for events to start back up again. We’re put together a selection of the best free things to do at home this week, which includes new theatre from HOME, concerts from Manchester University and much more…

Homemakers | HOME | Ongoing

Throughout lockdown, HOME has offered continued support to local artists. Here, they continue their Homemakers commissioning series with two new pieces of theatre – Esosa Ighodaro’s Dear People of No Colour and Don’t Touch My Hair from HOME favourites Hot Brown Honey. Both are available to view online via pay-what-you-feel ticket options.

Online Concerts | Manchester University | Ongoing

Whilst the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama has been closed, Manchester University’s centre for performing arts has put a portion of their annual programme of concerts online. Artists including the Danel String Quartet, trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and guitarist Shirley Tetteh feature – have an explore of their varied programme by heading to their YouTube page below.

Rethinking Manchester Art Gallery's Online Collection | Wed 24 Feb | 10am - 11:30am

This is a session for any blind and visually impaired Zoom users who might enjoy exploring art works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection, focusing on paintings, sculpture, ceramics and costume related to the theme of ‘work’. An informal chat with friendly Gallery curators – all from the comfort of your own home.

Poetry Workshop with Zaffar Kunial | Fri 26 Feb | 2pm - 3pm

As part of Manchester University’s Literature Live event and in conjunction with International Mother Language Day, join poet Zaffar Kunial for an exploration of poetry, craft and how different languages can combine creatively.

Mon 22 Feb - Sun 28 Feb
Hugh Morris
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Mon 22 Feb 2021