A free screening of Mamma Mia and a drawing night at The Font are among our picks of the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Drawing Night | The Font Chorlton | Mon 27 Jan | 7.30pm - 10pm

This social drawing night at The Font in Chorlton will get your creative juices flowing, with pencils and felt tips available on the night, a couple of drawing games and the chance to share your work with other artsy people. Even if you haven’t drawn since you were at school, this casual but creative event might make a pleasant change from your usual night at the pub.

The Font, 115-117 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PG
Mamma Mia Screening | The Plaza | Tue 28 Jan | 5pm - 8pm

Save your Money, Money, Money at Socially Yours cinema, hosting their second free social cinema event at The Plaza in Stockport. This time, it’s feel-good musical classic Mamma Mia. Sing along to all your favourite ABBA hits at what’s sure to be a fun-filled night – maybe you’ll even be the Dancing Queen!

The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP
War on Terror panel discussion | Manchester Museum | Thu 30 Jan | 6pm - 9pm

With crises in the Middle East multiplying rather than getting resolved, this panel discussion will look at the failure of Britain’s current counter-terrorism policies and a potential alternative approach to counter-terrorism policy. Featuring a diverse panel of speakers from various UK and international universities, this is sure to be a lively – and highly relevant – discussion.

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Student Lock-In | Brickhouse Social | Thu 30 Jan | 5pm

Welcoming back Manchester’s students this Refreshers’ Week, Brickhouse Social is hosting a student lock-in, with free burgers, drinks and pool. There’ll also be DJs and loads of giveaways, and the event is running from 5pm this Thursday until 4am on Friday – start off the new term with a bang!

Brickhouse Social NWS, 11-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP
Mon 27 Jan - Fri 31 Jan
Amy Callaghan
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Sun 26 Jan 2020