Now properly stuck into the final month of summer for this year, there are still plenty of things to do in the city that will give your wallet a much-needed sigh of relief.

From psycho-magic Pride nights to vinyl spinning evenings in the suburbs, check out our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Summer in the City | Moda, Angel Gardens | Wed 10 Aug | 8am - 2pm

Head over to Moda at Angel Gardens this Wednesday for a jam-packed day out made for little ones! From yoga sessions to Zumba dance classes, football games to gardening workshops – there is definitely something for everyone.

All about providing a space to promote well-being through a range of fun and fitness activities – this is sure to be a well-spent afternoon.

1 Rochdale Road, Manchester M4 4GE, Tel: 0161 549 0207
Workers’ Rights | Islington Mill | Wed 10 Aug | 6.30pm - 8pm

Check out Salford’s favourite co-operative arts space, Islington Mill, this Wednesday for an incredible evening of poetry, politics and monologues from Manchester-based poet, Elizabeth Gibson.

Gibson’s work takes the audience through the journey of the evolution of factory workers’ rights from the birth of Islington Mill to the world of fast fashion today.

Even better? The Mill’s friends over at Deli Lama are supplying some cracking scran for the evening.

Islington Mill, Oldfield Road, Salford M3 5HW, Tel: 0161 278 6404
Lotus with Naomi Asa | NAM | Thu 11 Aug | 6pm - 11pm

Fancy some cracking Vietnamese food backdropped with the soundtrack of Manchester’s most talented womxn? Look no further than Nam’s event Lotus, for a night likened to audiophile’s heaven.

A brilliant eve with an admirable cause to throw your support behind, head over to soak up the sounds of the finest womxn DJs, this week featuring none other than Naomi Asa.

Head over for spiritual jazz, smooth soul, a pop of funk and some beautiful folk music paired with cocktails, street food and some very good company.

Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AJ, Tel: 0161 637 2720
One Deck with Terry Christian | Electrik | Thu 11 Aug | 7.30pm - late

Add some spice to your mid-week motive down at Chorlton’s neighbourhood boozer, Electrik. All about bringing a slice of the city life to the leafier suburbs, this is shaping up to be an excellent One Deck session.

A great opportunity to see one of Manchester’s finest play his own collection of killer vinyl, be sure to also chomp down on some stellar Fourside Pizza and wash it all back with a good old bev.

559a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 881 3316
Final Sensory System Assault | Talleyrand | Sun 14 Aug | 7pm - 10pm

We all know that Levenshulme’s been “up and coming” now for years…With the addition of this Pride event hosted at the neighbourhood’s favourite joint, The Talleyrand, everyone will definitely know about the liveliness of Levy.

Featuring chief architects, curators and manipulators of the multidisciplinary queer art construct Manchester Penetrated, expect art, performance, film, photo exhibitions, music and more.

So turn up, sip down and strap yourself in for a night of deviant art, film, performance and psycho-magic…

Stockport Road, Manchester M19 3WX, Tel: 0161 971 4743
Mon 8 Aug - Sun 14 Aug
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 7 Aug 2022