Powering through the month of June and there are still shedloads of fantastic wallet-friendly activities and events to get yourself involved in this week.

From live performances at HOME to a mini-festival over at Manchester Library – we’ve got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this coming week…

Connect Chamber Music Festival | Manchester Art Gallery | Thu 16 Jun | 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Head to Manchester Art Gallery this Thursday for a delightful afternoon, brought to you as part of the Connect Chamber Music Festival collection.

Soak in the artwork as you listen to two fourth year quartets from the Royal Northern College of Music who will be performing core works by Beethoven and Haydn in the beautiful setting of the famed Victorian Galleries.

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888
Bloomsday Social | Anthony Burgess Foundation | Thu 16 June | 6pm - 8pm

All about celebrating the 100th publication anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and Anthony Burgess’s creative responses to Joyce’s work – this Bloomsday Social is sure to be special.

A perfect blend of community, socialising, learning and generous free wine reception – what’s not to love? Head over for a deep dive into the life of Joyce and how Burgess was so inspired by his work featuring music, film and song.

3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776
Trailblazers! | Manchester Central Library | Sat 18 Jun | From 1pm

Get yourself over to the stunning venue of the Manchester Central Library for a mini-festival all about celebrating the histories of Greater Manchester women.

A whole afternoon jam-packed with fun activities including badge-making, dressing up, memorial walks and street art design.

Not only are there heaps of family-friendly activities but a whole host of short talks about inspiring will also be taking place as well as a performance by the feminist band LittleSheGirls.

Saint Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Carrot to the Stars Workshop | Astley Cheetham Art Gallery | Sat 18 Jun | 1pm - 2.30pm

A perfect day out for the little ones and the rest of the family – be sure to get over to the Carrot to the Stars Workshop at the Astley Cheetham Art Gallery.

Perfect for primary school-age children, the beautifully illustrated comic book follows the plot of an inventive rabbit, whose dreams of root-vegetable space missions may or may not be fulfilled.

The reading will be followed by further creative and educational activities where your little ones can really get stuck and show off their creative flair – and even bring their newest creations home.

Trinity Street, Stalybridge SK15 2BN, Tel: 0161 342 2760
Mon 13 Jun - Sun 19 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 13 Jun 2022