With half-term still in full force, there are loads of cracking free things you can do in Manchester this week.

From an indie zine launch party over at Contact Theatre to a snazzy terrace opening party over at Impossible—this week is bound to be a good one.

Our Homes: Zine Launch | Contact Theatre | Mon 11 Apr, 5pm-9pm

Head to the heart of Oxford Road this Monday for a spectacular zine launch showcasing the talent and work of ill, disabled, deaf and neurodivergent artists.

Lead by artists Saoirse Felix Addams and Ellie Ora Page—the work explores the theme of ‘home’ and all that it means. With zine-making workshops, public reading and exhibitions of various works, this project, presented by Drawn Poorly and Short Supply is sure to start your week off right.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA, Tel: 0161 274 0600
How To Kill Your Family Book Club | Cosy Club | Mon 11 Apr | 6pm-7.30pm

Presented by Manchester Girl Network is their April Book Club. This month, the discussions will centre around Bella Mackie’s debut darkly humorous novel that follows a cunning antihero protagonist, How To Kill Your Family.

All about revenge, satire and a very dysfunctional family, this book club hosted at Cosy Club is sure to be a laugh. Whether you’re an avid member or totally new, check it out, meet some new people, grab a drink and have a good old chat about a modern femme fatale.

37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR, Tel: 0161 933 8255
Summer Showcase & Opening Terrace Party | Impossible | Tue 12 Apr | 8pm-11pm

The people over at Impossible Manchester clearly know how to throw a mega opening party. With free arrival drinks on entry, courtesy of the stellar Bloom Gin & J.J Whitley and Franklin & Sons Tonics, you’ll feel right at home immediately.

From cocktail classes to pizza making, a BBQ and DJ Jason spinning the best summer anthems all night—this is bound to be an opening night you won’t forget.

36 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR, Tel: 0161 661 0103
Community Sessions - Biphoria | People's History Museum | Tue 12 Apr | 6pm-7.30pm

The second of Manchester Pride’s six community sessions, Biphoria is all about shining a much-needed spotlight on all the amazing grass-roots and independent organisations and projects that seek to support intersectional LGBTQ+ communities.

A perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn about the goings on with Biphoria, head to the People’s History Museum for some food and a celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Manchester.

Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER, Tel: 0161 838 9190
Manchester Bee Mosaic | Whitworth Locke, Civic Quarter | Sat 16 Apr | From 3.30pm

A lovely ode to Manchester’s Industrial Revolution and Cottonopolis, this event is so much more than just a mosaic workshop.

With a guided walk to the Waterhouse Pub to check out their incredible bee mosaic floor, followed by the Library Walk to see the cotton flower tiles and more worker bees, you’ll be spoilt for inspiration. With all materials provided and all abilities welcome, why not create your own little piece of Manchester?

74 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6JD, Tel: 0161 823 0530
Mon 11 Apr - Sun 17 Apr
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 11 Apr 2022