It is finally the week of Halloween and we have plenty of frightful free things that you can do to celebrate spooky season in style.

From cracking DJ nights at the Northern Quarter hotspot, Ducie Street Warehouse, to a very active special night out at Levenshulme’s über cool community hub, Station South, we have most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Behind Closed Doors | Samuel Alexander Building | Mon 24 Oct | 6pm - 8pm

Check out the latest exhibition to hit The University of Manchester’s renowned Samuel Alexander building – blending both information and entertainment into one.

Revolving around the socio-political aspects of recreational drug use, the exhibition displays images and interview extracts about the drug storage strategies of recreational drug takers. It will be followed by a debate panel of both students and professors – with audience members invited to contribute to the fascinating discussion.

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, Tel: 0161 306 6000
We Are Carnival! | Manchester Central Library | Thu 27 Oct | 5pm - 6pm

Head to Manchester Central Library this Thursday for a cracking early evening night of spoken word brought to you by the lovely lot over at Young Identity.

This event is a brilliant cause to throw your support behind as the Manchester-based literature and performance arts charity, Young Identity, creatively celebrates fifty incredible years of the Manchester Caribbean Carnival.

St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Scott Mills Halloween DJ | Ducie Street Warehouse | Fri 28 Oct | From 5pm

Head over to the buzzing Ducie Street Warehouse this Friday evening for a stellar free night of frightful fun. With the legendary Scott Mills on the decks joined by some spooky zombie performers and even some pyro – this one is sure to leave you thrilled.

Get your Halloween costume together, round up a group and in the words of Ducie Street Warehouse – if you’ve got it – haunt it…

Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 503 9460
Spooky Station Halloween | Station South | Fri 28 Oct | 5pm - 12pm

Be sure to swing by Levenshulme’s Station South this Friday evening for an all-night event filled with music from the Creative Pattern DJs, prizes for best costumes, special cocktails, games galore and all the rest.

Featuring a Halloween costume conga line, musical statues and an intriguing round of Apple Dookin – this is shaping up to be a fright night you won’t want to miss out on!

975- 977 Stockport Road, Manchester M19 3NP
SEEN Magazine Launch | The Whitworth | Sat 29 Oct | 12pm - 1pm

Check out The Whitworth gallery on Oxford this Saturday for a short and sweet afternoon dedicated to the exciting launch of the all-new Manchester-based music magazine, SEEN.

SEEN was conceived of just last year with a bold anti-racist manifesto at the very core of its ethos. Not only that, but the creative outlet was founded to counter the London-centric narrative that can often dominate music journalism.

This is a great way to show your support for Manchester’s local and independent art scene, celebrate unheard voices and bring the community together through music, history and heritage.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Mon 24 Oct - Sun 30 Oct
Rhiannon Ingle
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Sun 23 Oct 2022