So the sun has made a much-welcomed appearance over the weekend and it’s got us all excited for the change in seasons. From film screenings to free coffee, we’ve definitely got you covered for the best things to do around Manchester this week that won’t cost you a penny…

Why I No Longer Write Poems Book Launch | Manchester Poetry Library | Mon 21 Mar | 7pm - 8pm

Get the week off to a flier at the Manchester Poetry Library for the exciting launch of Diana Anphimiadi’s newest work, Why I No Longer Write Poems.

The North-west’s first of its kind, the poetry library, will host a fantastic evening celebrating the talent of one of Georgia’s most acclaimed poets. From Greek mythology to navigating the tumultuous nature of love—Anphimiadi truly expresses the immense possibilities of language.

Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG, Tel: 0161 247 2000
What Kind of City | The Whitworth | Wed 23 Mar | 10am-3pm

Oxford Road’s Whitworth Gallery is hosting an incredible four-day long summit this week all about coming together as a community and exploring how art can help people become more creative and active individuals.

The Manchester-wide project, a Manual for Social Change, is heavily inspired by the creative efforts of artist Suzanne Lacy. With presentations, workshops and discussions covering social cohesion, ageing, intersectionality, youth agency and borders—this is sure to get you truly stuck into the Mancunian art scene.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Doc'n Roll Manchester Presents: Man Down | Chapeltown Picture House | Fri 25 Mar | 7pm-10.30pm

Get yourself over to Cheetham Hill’s coolest indie cinema, Chapletown Picture House, this Friday for a super exclusive screening of Man Down followed by a Q&A and DJ set by Konny Kon from Children of Zeus.

The documentary centres around emotive first-person testimony of a number of men, journeying through their battles with mental health and wellbeing. With contributions hailing from Portishead, Rag & Bone Man and many more—this short film seeks to dismantle stigma and break the cycle of silence.

50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill M4 4HF
Family and Local History in the City | Manchester Central Library | Sat 26 Mar | 10am-3pm

For a jam-packed afternoon of some proper good history, check out Manchester Central Library’s Family and Local History in the City event.

With film screenings from the North West Film Archives, local exhibitors, craft activity sessions, a stacking selection of books to browse and a special look at some of the most fascinating items in the archive—this event is sure to help you learn a little bit more about your town, ancestors and how much has changed.

St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Worldly Goods Coffee | Idle Hands Coffee | Sat 26 Mar | 5pm-7pm

If you fancy your weekend caffeine fix for free this weekend then head over to NQ’s Idle Hands for a cracking coffee tasting event so you can sip on some of the world’s best coffees all for free!

All about giving back to the local coffee-drinking community, Worldly Goods Coffee are putting on a lovely evening for people to simply show up, get slurping and enjoy some of the finer things life has to offer.

35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF
Mon 21 Mar - Sun 27 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 21 Mar 2022