Whether you fancy a bat walk in Salford, a spoken word night in one of Levenshulme’s favourite eateries or want to catch Gok Wan spinning on the decks in town – we’ve got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Kersal Dale Bat Walk | South Radford Street | Tue 16 Aug | 8.15pm-9.30pm

Hang out with the Salford Ranger team this Tuesday for a cracking walk through Kersal Dale at night. With expectations of seeing three different species of bats, this walk is a great way to try out something new in the evenings.

Bring a torch, dress for the weather and get ready to discover a brand-new post-work pasttime.

South Radford Street, Salford M7
Mosaic Q&A | The Whitworth | Thu 18 Aug | 6pm-7.30pm

Head over to Oxford Road’s beautiful art gallery, The Whitworth, for an informative and engaging Q&A between BAS9 artist Katie Schwab with mosaic artist Tracey Cartledge and Mosaic Restoration Director Gary Bricknell.

Touching on all things mosaic, from repair to restoration and care to community – this is sure to be an evening filled with stacks of fascinating information.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Words with Friends | Aunty Ji's | Thu 18 Aug | 6.30pm-9.30pm

Get yourself over to the buzzing neighbourhood of Levenshulme this Thursday for a stellar night of spoken word, poetry and all things writing.

Nestled in one of Leve’s favourite coffee shops stroke pan-cultural space where chai, coffee and chat go hand in hand – this is definitely one you do not want to miss.

Listen to the house’s featured writers, Dipika, Clare and Afshan, and if you’re up to it – why not share your own material too?

987 Stockport Road, Manchester M19 2SY, Tel: 07508 428979
Freedom to Be | Ducie Street Warehouse | Sat 20 Aug | 5pm-1am

Check out Ducie Street Warehouse’s free Pride party this Saturday featuring a whole host of fantastic DJs from across Manchester’s diverse LGBTQIA+ community soundtracking the entire night into the early hours of the next morning.

With an extra special guest gracing the walls of the warehouse, be sure to hang around until none other than Gok Wan shows up for a very special spin on the decks.

Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
Beyond Landscapes Exhibition | Saul Hay Gallery | Until Sun 28 Aug | Viewing 9.30am-5pm

Check out the über cool independent art space, Saul Hay Gallery, to see their excellent Beyond Landscapes exhibition.

All about reimagining the limits and definitions of what ‘landscape art’ can be, Cotton On MCR will be using the opportunity to showcase a whole array of works from Greater Manchester artists.

From painted landscapes of natural scenes alongside more abstract work, cityscapes and even landscape-themed sculptures, this is a great way to both see some new art and support the local Mancunian art scene while you’re at it.

Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage Manchester M3 4LZ, Tel: 0161 222 4800
Mon 15 Aug - Sun 21 Aug
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 15 Aug 2022