It’s just a few more weeks until Christmas and I’m sure we’re all feeling the pinch with all the Christmas market mania, present-purchasing chaos and stocking up enough booze to last a month.

Not to worry, however, as there is still a handful of cracking things you can do around the city that won’t hurt your wallet too much.

From a vintage lover’s paradise on Ducie Street all the way through to a killer afro-beats night at Ramona – we have most definitely got you sorted for the best free things to do around the city.

Zine Club | Levenshulme Old Library | Mon 20 Nov | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

If you fancy getting up to some arts and crafts to start the week off right then head to the Levenshulme Old Library for Zine Club for an evening organised by the lovely Let’s Make Zines team.

Whether you’re a brand new to zines or a committed creator, these sessions welcome anyone looking to express themselves, learn and share new techniques, and connect with others within the local creative community.

Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3QE
Precious Little | Mura Ma Art Space | Thu 23 Nov | 7pm - 9pm

Swing by Stockport this Thursday evening for the Precious Little exhibition over at the Mura Ma Art Space.

The event will feature the rich and varied breadth of painting taking place in northern England with the work of 14 northern contemporary painters on display for its final exhibition of the year.

Rock up to soak in some of the local art scene, check out some interesting displays and explore this wonderful little venue nestled in the heart of Stocky P.

15 Stockport Rd, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BD
Kultura Collective | Ramona | Fri 24 Nov | 6pm - 1am

Put on your dancing shoes and kick off the weekend in style over at Ramona to catch the likes of Lo5ive, Ynigo ZJ (UK) spin a delightfully eclectic mix of sounds.

Whether you’re a hip-hop head, an R&B enthusiast, an afro-beats aficianodo or a UK funky house fanatic – the Kultura Collective are sure to hook you up with the best club music from around the globe.

40 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JG, Tel: 0161 441 9020
100 Videos | Longsight Art Space | Fri 24 Nov | 7pm - 9pm

Venture out into Longsight this Friday for a short and sweet unique collaborative event all about testing the limits of communal resource sharing.

The event sees artist duo Darren Nixon and Rowland Hill invite audiences to become a collaborator in a mass act of communal resource-sharing to enable everyone present to experience a large body of moving image works simultaneously.

Also featured will be several live performance adaptions of the video works on display with music and drinks to wash it all down.

Longsight Art Space, 89 Northmoor Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4RT, Tel: 07377 161828
Rare Finds Flea Market | Diecast | Sat 25 Nov | 12pm - 5pm

Fancy a slightly more wholesome Saturday afternoon plan? Look no further than the buzzing Rare Finds Flea Market down at Ducie Street’s home of the frozen daiquiri, Diecast.

Dedicated to rehoming second-hand & homemade items, furniture and fashion – this is a great opportunity to have a little browse at the city’s pre-loved offerings and a perfect place to pick up some thrifty Crimbo gifts.

51 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JQ, Tel: 0161 260 0333
Mon 20 Nov - Sun 26 Nov
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 20 Nov 2023