The days are getting slightly longer and we’ve got plenty of cracking free things to do in Manchester this week.

From drag nights at Feel Good Club to a multilingual open mic at the Manchester Poetry Library – we’ve most definitely got you covered for the best things to do around the city that won’t set you back a penny.

Multilingual Open Mic | Manchester Poetry Library | Thu 23 Feb | 6pm - 7pm

Proud to launch its very first Multilingual Open Mic, this event at the Manchester Poetry Library is all about celebrating multilingual poetry in time for this year’s International Mother Language Day.

With free refreshments provided too – this is a great way to check out the local poetry scene the city has to offer as well as support the amazing work that the library is doing.

Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor East Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG, Tel: 0161 247 2000
Muslim Artists Academy: Visual Arts Closing Ceremony | The Whitworth | Sat 25 Feb | 3pm - 4.30pm

Coming to The Visual Arts strands digital exhibition, Where My Heart Takes Me, is the work of internationally-acclaimed British photographer Peter Sanders.

Through documenting calligraphy, geometric patterns and architectural styles – Sanders has beautifully captured the rich and vibrant culture.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Open Mic Night | Partisan Collective | Sat 25 Feb | 7pm - late

Head to Salford’s Islington Mill this Saturday for Partisan Collective’s incredible open mic night.

Offering artists a stage to perform freely and fearlessly – strap yourself in for a proper good night of singing, screaming, poems, juggling, dancing, acting and much more.

Islington Mill, 1 James Street, Salford M3 5HW, Tel: 0161 278 6404
QTIPOC Perfomers' Showcase | Feel Good Club | Sat 25 Feb | 7.30pm - 10.15pm

Northern Quarter’s Feel Good Club are putting on a night geared around promoting and uplifting QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex, People of Colour) performers living in Manchester.

From drag to poetry, there will be a whole heap of amazing artists on the lineup including the likes of the Grand High Witch, the Bolly Witch and FrogBoi!

26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EH
The Yard Sale | The Yard | Sun 26 Feb | 10am - 3pm

Head to Cheetham Hill’s very own hub of all things sustainable and second-hand community car boot and flea market.

Packed full of unique finds from retro homeware to vintage fashion – this is a great way to enjoy your Sunday the wholesome way and end the week on a high.

11 Bent Street, Cheetham Hill M8 8NF, Tel: 07768 723724
Arcadia Roller Derby | Parrs Wood Road | Sun 26 Feb | 3pm - 5pm

The Manchester-based roller derby team, the Arcadia Roller Derby, is offering a free taster session for anyone interested in learning how to skate and play roller derby.

Perfect for anyone looking for a new hobby to kick off the new year or someone who just wants to check out a brand-new social scene in the city – this one’s bound to be great.

Parrs Wood Road, Manchester M20
Mon 20 Feb - Sun 26 Feb
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 20 Feb 2023