This week’s picks of free things to Manchester includes a talk with Danish designer and creative Henrik Vibskov at Manchester Art Gallery.

FLIM Nite Does Con Air at Gullivers | Mon 4 Nov | 7.30pm - 10pm

Regular spoken word night FLIM Nite returns to Gullivers this Monday, with a take on the testosterone-fuelled 1997 Nicolas Cage action classic Con Air. The pitch of FLIM is that they invite a roster of comedians, poets and other performers to provide their own spin on scenes from a famous film. For this instalment, they’ve got a packed bill including novelist Anthony Trevelyan and theatremaker Ross McCaffrey. The event is pay what you feel on the door, but advance tickets can be purchased to guarantee yourself a seat.

Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
Printing Demo at John Rylands Library | Tue 5 Nov | 11am - 11.30am

On Tuesday morning, you can see a demonstration of one of The John Rylands Library’s impressive printing machines. The ornate Columbian printing press, manufactured in London in the early 19th century, is a unique slice of publishing history, with only a handful of presses still in use globally. A real treat for history and literature buffs alike.

John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH
Henrik Vibskov at Manchester Art Gallery | Wed 6 Nov | 6.45pm - 7.30pm

Part of Design Manchester 2019, Danish creative and fashion designer Henrik Vibskov comes to Manchester Art Gallery for a fascinating discussion event. Vibskov will be talking through his design philosophy and career, which includes pieces from the gallery’s Nordic Craft and Design exhibition, and answering questions from the floor. At the time of writing, this event is listed as Sold Out, but it’s always worth checking in on the day for returns.

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL
Difficult Difficult Lemon Difficult Quiz at Beech Inn Chorlton | Thu 7 Nov | 7pm - 11pm

Chorlton’s Beech Inn throws down the gauntlet this Thursday evening, by running a quiz with three ‘difficults’ in its name. This is the fourth instalment of the Difficult Difficult Lemon Difficult Quiz, which promises a packed room, great prizes – including art, treats and booze – as well as rock hard questions. This one isn’t technically free to attend, but is very reasonably priced at two pounds per head. There will also be a collection for local charity Reach Out In The Community, so you’re encouraged to give generously.

The Beech Inn, 72 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EG
Mon 4 Nov - Fri 8 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Sun 3 Nov 2019