As we move into June, we’re really hoping this weather sticks around. It’s been a glorious long weekend, spent basking in a positively tropical 20° heat. Now venues have reopened, there are many more reasons for people to get out and about, so we’ve put together our latest guide to free things to do in Manchester for the coming week, which features Manchester Flower Show, Manchester Camerata at Homeground and much more…

Get arty with Millie Chesters' Drawing Drills | National Football Museum | Until Wed 2 Jun

Here’s a great half term one for the kids – Manchester’s National Football Museum has put together an online art workshop for youngsters looking to give their football illustrations a little bit of flair. Learn how to draw all your favourite players in a new way. Follow the link below to get started.

Enjoy poetry and spoken word with Afshan D'souza-Lodhi | Didsbury Arts Festival | Tue 1 Jun | 7:30pm

D’souza-Lodhi is a Manchester-based poet and spoken word artist. She’s a queer Muslim with performances that touch on culture, tradition and sexuality through humour. Join Didsbury Arts for pieces from her new poetry collection, re: desire.

Enjoy an open-air performance from Manchester Camerata | Homeground | Sat 5 Jun

One of the great things to come out of lockdown is a new appreciation of all things open air. This rings true in this one – the orchestra of Manchester Camerata continue their close collaboration with HOME for this live Saturday night takeover.

1 First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN
Explore a colourful floral trail with Manchester Flower Show | Until Sun 6 June

All this week, the Manchester Flower Show is in full bloom across the city – it’s Manchester’s first properly public event of the year. Have a wander around town and see what you can find (look out for lots of floral bees). There’s a helpful interactive map of all the displays via the link below.

Embrace wellbeing vibes with Collections Care Centre | Whitworth Gallery | Ongoing

A nice one to finish on this week – through lockdown, the team at the Whitworth Gallery on Oxford Road have been designing a new room specifically curated to aid physical and mental wellbeing. With unique wallpapers, textiles and paintings from green spaces and a focus on nature, this is the perfect way to banish the lockdown blues.

Mon 31 May - Sun 6 Jun
Hugh Morris
Published on:
Mon 31 May 2021