As we come to the end of the month, there are still plenty of fantastic free things to do around the city.

From talks of all things Stanley Kubrick at the Anthony Burgess Foundation to a cracking new art exhibition nestled in the heart of Chorlton – check out our rundown of the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

UNBANNED | Canvas Club | Mon 23 Jan | From 12 pm - 9 pm

Head over to one of the newer venues on Oxford Road, Canvas Club, for an immersive NFT exhibition showcasing the work of artists who were banned from multiple NFT marketplaces due to their nationality or geolocation.

With two huge exhibition spaces holding the digital work of 32 artists from around the world – this is sure to be different from your standard art exhibition.

Oxford Road, Unit 5, Building 4, Manchester M60 7HB, Tel: 0161 509 3190
System Shifts | The Whitworth | Wed 25 Jan | 10 am - 5 pm

Check out the latest seminar to come to The Whitworth all about the lines in which artistic practices and post-imperialist formations in 1970s Britain meet.

This is a brilliant opportunity to find out some more about empire, social change and institutionalized practices and how these factors so heavily influenced the art of the period.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Rising Underground | Band on the Wall | Wed 25 Jan | From 9 pm

Break up the working week with Band on the Wall’s exciting collaboration with the University of Salford aimed at amplifying local talent with a student takeover on the decks.

A great chance to check out some of the city’s best up-and-coming DJ talent alongside having a proper good groove on a Wednesday night – you don’t want to miss this one.

25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Burgess, Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange | Thurs 26 Jan | 7 pm - 9 pm

Head to the centre dedicated to all things Anthony Burgess and A Clockwork Orange this Thursday for a cracking book launch which draws on research from the Burgess and Stanley Kubrick archives.

With a handful of expert guest speakers talking all things cinema, critical reception and controversy – this is sure to help you see the cult classic in a whole new light.

3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776
Liminal Spaces | Electrik | Thurs 26 Jan | 4 pm - late

Get yourself over to one of Chorlton’s most loved hotspots, Electrik, for a brand-new art exhibition featuring the work of local artist, Luke Martin.

Set to adorn the walls of the über cool pizza-shack-stroke-cocktail bar, be sure to head over to enjoy a slice of the city centre while keeping it casual in the suburbs.

559 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 881 3315
Mon 23 Jan - Sun 29 Jan
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 23 Jan 2023