Slap bang in the middle of spooky season and we’ve still got plenty of great free things to do in and around the city. From Halloween-themed workshops and ghost stories to insightful panel discussions, we’ve got you covered this week. Check out the rundown here…

You Belong Here: Artists Rediscovering Salford’s Green Spaces | Salford Museum and Art Gallery | Wed 6 Oct | Begins 6pm

Join drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous and collaborators Liquorice Black and Natalie Linney for an informal panel discussion led by local artist, writer and curator Greg Thorpe, as they discuss Cheddar’s commission for You Belong Here. Bringing together drag, fashion, textile design, local heritage, nature – and ghost stories!

Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Crescent, Salford, M5 4WU
Lantern-making workshop | 23 Market Street | Sat 9 Oct | 11am - 1pm
This week, there are free lantern making workshops popping up in Bolton to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. All lanterns will form a magical procession as well as all materials and kits being provided free of charge at the workshop venue. Perfect for kids and a great way to get stuck into some festive creativity – why not give this one a go?
23 Market Street, Bolton, BL1 2AL
The Pankhursts of Manchester tour | Emmeline Pankhurst statue | Sun 10 Oct | 12pm - 13:45pm

Check out this eye-opening guided tour where you can learn about the history of the Pankhurst family, their contributions to the city and the legacy that still remains. Brush up on some local history while stretching your legs and learn all about how the Pankhurst family lead one of the most bitter and brutal political battles in British history, for many years from Manchester.

St Peter's Square, City Centre, Manchester, M2 3DN
Black History Event: Recognise or Demoralise? | Manchester Central Library | Wed 6 Oct | 2pm - 5pm

As part of Black History Month this year, UNISON Manchester is hosting a special event to commemorate Black History, titled Recognise or Demoralise? Join in for an afternoon of celebration, history, inspiration, culture, recognition and engagement. The event will have performances, speakers, a play and refreshments to go alongside the entertainment. All are welcome and you don’t have to be a union member to attend!

Saint Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD
Manchester Climate Youth Board Manifesto Launch | 111 Piccadilly | Thurs 7 Oct | 6pm - 7:30pm

The Manchester Climate Change Youth Board was established in November 2017 to capture the voices of young people who live, work and study in the city. The group is comprised of young people who care passionately about the environment and who are helping to lead the new generation’s fight to save the planet. Come along for an evening of climate action, vegan food and inspiration.

111 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2HY
Mon 4 Oct - Sun 10 Oct
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 4 Oct 2021