A performance of Mark Murphy’s play Small Histories at Lloyds Bank on Market Street is just one of our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

Small Histories at Lloyds Bank | Fri 15 Nov | 5pm - 7pm

Theatre group Out of Kilter presents a play in an unusual space on Friday evening, with a production of Mark Murphy’s Small Histories being staged in the Market Street branch of Lloyds Bank. Murphy’s play has already been performed at Touchstones Rochdale and the Bury MET earlier this year, and follows the lives and stories of six generations of women across 100 years, through monologue, dialogue and song.

Lloyds Bank, Market Street, Manchester M1 1PW
Print Fair at Manchester Cathedral | Sat 16 Nov | 10am - 4pm

Manchester Print Fair returns this weekend, this time coming to Manchester Cathedral. Dozens of local exhibitors will be presenting everything from prints and zines to tote bags and mugs – all carrying distinctive illustrations. They’ll also be serving up festive food and drink, so this is the perfect opportunity to get in the spirit of the season and pick up a truly unique Christmas gift.

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX
Process Pattern Print Purpose at The Whitworth (pictured) | Sat 16 Nov | 12pm - 2pm

Part of Design Manchester 2019, textile designer Laura Slater comes to the The Whitworth Gallery on Saturday afternoon to discuss her recent work PROCESS I PATTERN I PRINT I PURPOSE. This large-scale collaborative piece, created alongside artist Mawuena Kattah, drew from its creator’s family history and was developed through research into The Whitworth’s own vast textile archives.

The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Radical Folk at Fuel Café Bar | Sun 17 Nov | 7pm - 10pm

Withington’s Fuel Café Bar hosts an evening of socialist songs and poetry. Radical Folk invites local singers and artists to perform their own work, as well as some traditional workers’ anthems. You’re invited to join in as well, with open mic slots and big, warm sing-a-longs.

Fuel Café Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 3BW
Fri 15 Nov - Sun 17 Nov
Jon Whiteley
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Wed 13 Nov 2019