There’s no doubt that there will be some sore heads back in the office today in the aftermath of a three-day Pride celebration, which saw the city explode in colour, music, art and fashion.

Living up to its name as the party city, hundreds of people stormed canal street and the surrounding clubs and bars to celebrate Manchester’s LGBTQIA+ community despite the typical northern drizzle, but as the dust settles, you might be on the lookout for something a little more wholesome to balance out your three-day bender. This week there’s a podcast launch party, flea market and even a free farmer’s market on Sunday. It doesn’t get more wholesome than that.

Crochet and knitting workshop | Hat Works | Thu 31 Aug | 10.30am - 12.30pm

Did you take up crocheting in lockdown and now your ball of wool is gathering dust in the corner of your bedroom? This workshop at Stockport’s iconic Hat Works museum aims to reignite that creative spark as seasoned knitters and crochet novices share tips and tricks over tea and cake. It runs for two hours, and you can bring along projects you are already working on, or start one from scratch on the day.

Beyond the Colouring Book podcast launch party | The Alan | Fri 1 Sep | 7pm - late

Good pals Aisha and Nadia are celebrating the launch of their new podcast with a party filled with art, poetry, live music, DJs, spirituality, crafts, food and drinks this week. You’ll get the chance to meet the creators and discover what motivated and inspired the two friends to create the new show, as well as some of the poets, artists and DJs who will perform across the evening.

Rummage in the Range | The Carlton Club | Sat 2 Sep | 10am - 3pm

Rummage in the Range has gained legendary status with fellow charity shop hoarders and car boot sale lovers over the years. Taking over the Carlton Club for five hours on Saturday, you’ll find over 30 stalls selling clothing, interiors, art prints, homemade food and more to get stuck in to. It’s always a great afternoon out and kids can get in for free. Adult admission is £1.50.

Farmer’s Market | Platt Fields Market Garden | Sun 3 Sep | 10am - 2pm

This Sunday marks September’s Farmer’s Market at Platt Fields Market Garden. Kicking off at 10am there’ll be a range of fresh produce from local suppliers to explore, as well as artisan products, street food, coffee and a mellow Sunday soundtrack. It’s a great way to shop alternatively and sustainably, whilst getting to know some of Manchester’s impressive businesses that are doing their bit for the local community.

Tue 29 Aug - Sun 3 Sep
Emma Davidson
Published on:
Tue 29 Aug 2023