March is finally upon us, along with all the lovely stuff the springtime brings, and there are plenty of great free things you can get involved in this week.

Whether that’s celebrating Manchester’s Muslim Arts and Culture Festival, checking out some killer art exhibitions or getting involved in jam nights—we have most definitely got you covered for the best free events going on in the city.

Here’s the rundown…

Into The Lion's Den | Lions Den | Tue 1 Mar | 6.30pm-9pm

The perfect way to welcome spring in style, Access Creative College is set to proudly present Into The Lion’s Den up on Deansgate Mews this Tuesday evening.

Show up for a whole evening of vocal showcases hailing from the best of the city’s emerging musical talent. Support the local arts scene, grab a few cold ones and start the month of March the right way.

253 Deansgate, Mews, Manchester M3 4EN, Tel: 0161 839 3124
Graham Costello's Strata | Matt & Phred's | Thu 3 Mar | 9pm-12am

Get yourself over to Tib Street in the Northern Quarter this Thursday for a full evening of award-winning live jazz at Matt & Phred’s.

Blending elements of minimalism, DIY, ambience, post-rock and improvisation, this Scottish drummer and composer is sure to make your week. Get ready for some hypnotic patterns and organic sounds and be sure to get there before 8pm because you do not want to miss the generous happy hour deals.

64 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 273 5495
Muslim Arts and Culture Festival | Whitworth Art Gallery | Sat 5 Mar | 10.30am-4.30pm

As part of the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival (MACFEST), The Whitworth is hosting a wonderful all-day programme of activities geared towards showcasing and celebrating the various artistic works of local Muslim female artists.

Whether you get involved in henna painting, art exhibitions, marble painting, calligraphy workshops, film screenings, poetry or more—there is definitely something for everyone down at The Whitworth this Saturday.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Art in Whitefield Exhibition | Whitefield Garrick Theatre | Sat 5 Mar - Sun 6 Mar | 12pm-4pm

Ready to start the first month of Spring in style is a fantastic exhibition happening over at the Whitefield Garrick Theatre as part of the Springwater Sketchbook Walks project.

The impressive theatre space, run by local theatre enthusiasts, will be home to a whole array of artwork produced by those who have attended the Sketchbook Walks programme. Combining creativity, community and the exploration of nature this exhibition is the perfect place to be this weekend.

Bank St, Whitefield, Whitefield, Bury M45 7JF, Tel: 07542 564010
Sylvia vs the Fascists Stageplay | Hat Works Museum | Sat 5 March | 2.30pm-3.25pm

Fancy some free theatre that won’t hurt your wallet? Head to the factory floor at the Hat Works Museum in Stockport this weekend to see the award-winning writer and director, Rob Johnston’s, newest production Sylvia vs the Fascists.

All about journeying the commendable life of Sylvia Pankhurst, namely her resilience, strength and activism against 1930s fascism, be sure to check out this brilliant example of phenomenal fringe theatre.

Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, Tel: 0161 474 2399
Mon 28 Feb - Sun 6 Mar
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sun 27 Feb 2022