A day of discussions about the Stonewall riots and their impact at MMU is just one of our picks of free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

Stonewall 50 Years On at John Dalton Building | Fri 6 Dec | 9am - 6.45pm

This year marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots, the key event that helped form today’s international, political LGBT movement. This Friday at MMU’s John Dalton building, the University’s centre for Research in Arts and Humanities will be programming a day of events and discussions about Stonewall and its impact around the world. Advance registration is necessary and vegetarian refreshments are provided on the day.

John Dalton Building, MMU All Saints Campus, Manchester M15 6BH
Lock Inn x Wilderness Records at The Old Bank | Fri 6 Dec | 5pm - 8pm

A former NatWest building in Withington becomes a temporary pub this Friday night for a one-off party. Pop-up pub The Lock Inn have paired with local record store Wilderness to stage this free party, with craft beer, DJs and live performances from hand-picked local musicians. The event coincides with Withington’s Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm, so it’s the perfect place to dip in for a drink afterwards.

The Old Bank, 337 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4AN
Northern Quarter Makers Market | Sun 8 Dec | 11am - 5pm

The daddy of Manchester craft markets returns to the Northern Quarter this Sunday for one last market in 2019. The Makers Market offers stalls to local cottage-industry creators of all stripes, boasting arts, crafts and great street food. Already confirmed for this market are jewellers Arctic Fox & Co. and a big beer menu courtesy of Port Street Beer Shop, who’ll be set up alongside over 80 other stalls.

Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1FB
Fri 6 Dec - Sun 8 Dec
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 5 Dec 2019