The weather’s getting brighter but unfortunately we’ve still got to keep finding things to do in and around the house. Luckily, more and more Manchester venues are creating new ways to stay active virtually – read on to find out our picks of the best free things to do at home this week.

Posters from the Irish Civil Rights Era exhibition | The Working Class Movement Library | Until Thu 4 Jun

The Working Class Movement Library in Salford currently have their exhibition of posters from the Irish Civil Rights era available to view online until Thursday 4 June. Curated by Geoff Brown, the exhibition features 16 posters made in the late 1960’s and information explaining both the historical context and the posters themselves.

Bolton Hospice Virtual Dog Show | Bolton Hospice | 10 - 14 May

Bolton Hospice are hosting a virtual dog show on their Facebook page, from Sunday 10 until Thursday 14 of May. You can share snaps of your own dog or just browse the canine candidates. There’s a new category posted every day and winning dogs receive a mixed box of treats.

Quarantine Quiz | The Bull's Head | Wed 13 May | 6.45pm - 8.30pm

Oldham pub The Bull’s Head are hosting a quarantine quiz via Zoom and Kahoot and anyone can join in from home. With a couple of themed rounds including movies and food and some great prizes for the top three teams (including a £50 food voucher for when the pub reopens), make sure to tune in and test your knowledge.

Barking Tales Comedy Night | Zombie Shack | Wed 13 May | 8pm - 9.30pm

Zombie Shack’s monthly mental health comedy night Barking Tales takes virtual form this week. Featuring Angela Barnes (host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz), Caroline Mabey and Joe Davis, if you’re in need of a laugh make sure you don’t miss this one.

HOME Homemakers - A Small Gathering | HOME

During lockdown, HOME have been commissioning artists and performers to create work from home, for an audience at home. A Small Gathering is a series of three short films from theatre company Ad Infinitum, taking a surrealist look at how different characters react in isolation. You can access the films via HOME’s website – you buy a ticket on a pay what you can afford price bracket, then receive access to the three films until the end of December this year.

Yoga Rave with Liam Browne | Facebook Live | Sun 17 May | 11am - 1pm

Manchester yoga teacher Liam Browne is hosting a Yoga Rave on Facebook Live. Get yourself moving with some higher energy (but still relaxing) yoga – it should be a great way to get some exercise in on Sunday morning.

Mon 11 May - Sun 17 May
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Mon 11 May 2020