The sun’s been shining in Manchester and the city has been absolutely buzzing with life. To help that continue into April, we’ve picked out some of the best free things happening in and around the city this week.

From indie cinema screenings to climate change talks to pub anniversaries—we’ve got it all covered!

Hallé Choral Academy | Hallé St Peter's | Mon 28 Mar | 7.45pm-9pm

Not your typical free gig, head over to the Hallé St Peter’s to start your week with some beautiful choir singing.

Opening up their rehearsals to the public, you can see the Hallé Choral Academy in action and get an inside look into how they practice as a group and get an early listen at all the excellent pieces they’ve been working on this term.

40 Blossom Street, Ancoats M4 6BF, Tel: 0161 806 0260
Blue Talk | Manchester Cathedral | Tue 29 Mar | 2pm-3.30pm

All about saving our ocean to protect our future, Manchester Cathedral is hosting a fantastic climate activist event, Blue Talk, this Tuesday.

With discussions about our environmental impact on the oceans around us, an exploration into how vital they truly are to the planet and workshops on what you can do to help—Blue Talk looks to be a fascinating afternoon of insights and discovery.

Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX, Tel: 0161 833 2220
Superbia Cinema | Ducie Street Warehouse | Wed 30 Mar | From 6pm

A great way to break up the working week, get yourself over to Ducie Street Warehouse for their free Mini-Cini night. Following this month’s theme of ‘Coming Of Age’, they’ve prepared screenings for four short pieces of queer filmmaking.

Featuring Baba by Sam Arbor and Adam Ali, Ladies Day by Abena Taylor-Smith, Come by David McShane and Dragged Up by Laura Jayne Tunbridge—these indie films, presented by Superbia, are sure to make you nostalgic.

Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
The Great Art Treasures of Manchester | Manchester Central Library | Fri 1 Apr | 11am-12.45pm

If you’re in need of a break from the beer gardens and terraces then why not check out Manchester Central Library this Friday for a delightful exploration into the world of Manchester’s art scene.

From the library’s beautifully ornate Baldacchino, the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and Ford Madox Brown and many more—this is shaping up to be a lovely little afternoon break from all the chaos.

St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
10 Years Anniversary | The Eagle Inn | Sat 2 Apr | 4pm-3am

Salford’s stronghold pub, The Eagle Inn, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday with a whole evening into the early hours planned for punters. Featuring some stellar live music including the likes of Tigerside, Sugarstone, Dakota Avenue and The Skive, there’ll be few better ways to spend a Saturday night.

Regulars and not-so-regulars are welcome for a lovely night of community, celebration and, of course, some good old fashioned boozing.

19 Collier St, Salford M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 706 0647
Mon 28 Mar - Sun 3 Apr
Rhiannon Ingle
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Sat 26 Mar 2022