As we slowly but surely leave the month of April, there are still heaps of fantastic free events you can get stuck into.

From film screenings to makers markets to indie art exhibitions—it’s sure to a be a good one this week…

Boiling Point Screening | University of Salford | Wed 27 Apr | 6pm - 9pm

If you haven’t yet seen it, head to the University of Salford this Wednesday for a free mid-week screening of Boiling Point starring British icon Stephen Graham.

Followed by a live Q&A with Writer and Director of the critically-acclaimed indie film, Philip Barantini, this is definitely one to get behind.

Quays, Orange Tower, Salford M50 2HE, Tel: 0161 295 5000
White Cube | The Whitworth | Thu 28 Apr | 6.30pm - 8.30pm

The Whitworth will also be hosting a free film screening this week, White Cube, followed by an informative panel discussion.

Artist Renzo Martens has created an evocative piece on art, class and decolonisation as the story follows the journey of a plantation workers’ cooperative in the Congolese town of Lusanga and their collective attempt to overthrow the destructive system on their lands through the radical building of a gallery, the ‘white cube’ of the title.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
We Are Salford | The Lowry | Sat 30 Apr | 1pm - 4pm

Brought to you by Culture for our Communities, The Lowry will be putting on an incredible afternoon of creative live entertainment.

All about putting Salford’s creative spirit on the map, head over for some stellar poetry, music and artwork with some equally lovely refreshments and nibbles to match!

The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, Tel: 0343 208 6000
My New Favourite Shop | Paper Gallery | Sat 30 Apr | 11am - 6pm

Leslie Thompson’s newest exhibition My New Favourite Shop is a beautiful celebration of the joys of childhood trips to everyone’s favourite NQ hotspot, Affleck’s Palace.

For his exhibition and residency at PAPER Gallery, Leslie will recreate his favourite shop within the space, and will be selling zines and other pieces of work inspired by the exhibition.

14-20 Mirabel St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1PJ, Tel: 07799 813062
The Matriarch Market | GRUB | Sun 1 May | 11am - 4pm

Presented by Not Your Babe Manchester and hosted at the über cool Cheetham Hill joint, GRUB, is The Matriarch Market this Sunday.

A brilliant start to the month of May, be sure to head over and support some amazing female-founded brands and makers from the north & beyond.

Featuring homemade artwork, clothes, jewellery, homeware and much more, you’ll definitely find something for you!

50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill M4 4HF, Tel: 0161 302 3084
Mon 25 Apr - Sun 1 May
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 25 Apr 2022