From brand-new art exhibitions to cracking talks over at Manchester Metropolitan University – we’ve definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Doug Fishbone | The Salutation Pub | Tue 7 Feb | 5pm - 7pm

Led by the brainy lot at the Performance Research Group at The Salutation, head to this stalwart pub for a stellar night of all things spoken word.

This Tuesday, American ‘stand-up conceptual artist’, Doug Fishbone will take the stage. Examining contemporary life in an amusing and disarming way – this is sure to liven up your midweek.

12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester M15 6ED, Tel: 0161 247 6465
ARTIST/PARENT | AIR Gallery | Wed 8 Feb | 12pm - 5pm

Branch out to Altrincham this Wednesday at AIR Gallery for a group exhibition exploring the theme of parenthood.

All about championing artists who are also parents, this is a great way to show your support to the city’s local art scene.

30 Grosvenor Road, Altrincham WA14 1LD, Tel: 0161 941 1129
Pisco Disco | Peru Perdu | Fri 10 Feb | From 12pm - late

Start your weekend with some buzzing tunes over at Peru Perdu for their legendary Pisco Disco.

With DJs Cosmic Disco spinning groovy bangers all through the day into the night – kick off the weekend in South-American-inspired style in the heart of the city.

74 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6JD, Tel: 0161 549 0005
Windrush NHS Stories | Manchester Metropolitan University | Sat 11 Feb | 10.30am - 12.45pm

Coming to MMU’s Brooks Building is a fantastic free talk all about scriptwriting led by Keisha Thompson, Artistic Director and CEO of Contact theatre.

The session will use some of Keisha’s own work to explore taboo stories with themes of the Windrush Generation as she explains how writers can use their political landscape and personal experiences to create fictional bodies of work.

53 Bonsall Street, Hulme M15 6GX, Tel: 0161 247 2646
Funk, Soul and Rock n Roll | Blues Kitchen | Sat 11 Feb | 8pm - 3am

If you’re looking to get your boogie on to some of the best live classic funk, soul & rock n roll then look no further than Blues Kitchen this Saturday for a full-evening affair of the sort.

Expect some of the best tracks from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and many more until the early hours of the morning.

13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN, Tel: 0161 823 6343
Mon 6 Feb - Sun 12 Feb
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 5 Feb 2023