Canalside Yoga at Middlewood Locks | Mon 5 Aug | 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Start your week the right way with this free outdoor yoga session on Monday evening. Led by professional instructor Claudia Millalegro, this Vinyassa Style class is open to all ages and abilities. They still plan to go ahead if the weather doesn’t hold out, taking things indoors to a room at the New Maker Yards development.

Women Power Politics at Manchester Art Gallery | Wed 7 Aug | 1pm - 4pm,

On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Art Gallery hosts this event pitched at young women in Manchester, helping them get involved in politics and grassroots activism. Organised by the British Council and Manchester Histories, the afternoon event features talks and discussions on how to overcome stereotypes, and how to get stuck in and re-shape politics for the better.

The Song of Peterloo at Central Library | Thu 8 Aug | 5pm - 7pm

Part of Manchester Histories’ Peterloo 2019 series of events, Central Library invites novelist Carolyn O’Brien down to its performance space. The Song of Peterloo: A Performance is adapted from O’Brien’s novel of the same name, which recounts the events of the march on St. Peter’s Field and subsequent massacre through the eyes of a fictionalised mill worker. O’Brien collaborated with composer Shane Cullinan and soprano Claire O’Brien, to bring this tale to life for live performance. Although this event is technically free to attend, they will be taking a collection for musical therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Investigating Intersectionality at YES | Thu 8 Aug | 6.30pm - 8.30pm

FLOOR Talks are a series of panel discussion events covering music, culture and politics in casual venues across the city. Past discussions have covered topics as diverse as mental health and the night-time economy, and this instalment tackles the issue of intersectionality: Exploring how different layers of discrimination interact with each other to create new and distinct barriers. The panel is made up of luminaries from the Manchester music scene, including Supernature Disco’s BB, Polish electronic music producer Isa, and DJ and promoter Chris Massey.

Mon 5 Aug - Fri 9 Aug
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 4 Aug 2019