As Christmas draws nearer and nearer, there are still plenty of brilliant things to do around the city that won’t cost you a single quid.

From multi-sensory installations at the People’s History Museum to an indoor indie fashion market pop-up at YES’ Pink Room – we have most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

Mackinnon & Saunders - 30 Years And Beyond | Waterside Arts | Tue 6 Dec | 10am - 5pm

There’s still time to catch the renowned animation studio, Mackinnon & Saunders’, exhibition over at Waterside Arts in Sale.

In partnership with Manchester Animation Festival, be sure to catch the incredible exhibition from the guys behind Corpse Bride, Ra Ra the Noisy Lion and Pinocchio to celebrate their 30th year creating such inspiring work.

1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616
Fassion Pop-Up | YES | Wed 7 Dec | 6pm - 12am

If you’re tired of the traditional Christmas markets sweeping the city then head to the Pink Room at YES this Wednesday for a proper good peruse around 15 independent fashion brands proving sustainability shouldn’t compromise style.

Featuring a panel led by Future Fashion alongside resident DJs, Charlie Butt and Raz, this is sure to be a good one.

38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
The Beagle Quiz | The Beagle | Thu 8 Dec | 8pm - late

Head to the heart of Chorlton this Thursday for the last-ever quiz hosted by the legendary Nanny Banton over at the home of the £5 margs and daqs, The Beagle.

Get a group together and shake up the working week a tad with a £100 bar tab to be won alongside cocktail races, family fortunes and all the usual crack.

456-458 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0BQ, Tel: 0161 881 8596
Self, Sense, Space | People's History Museum | Thu 8 Dec | 6pm - 8pm

Check out the People History Museum’s latest multi-sensory installation titled Self, Sense, Space created by some incredible D/deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists.

Working across all four mediums of sound, visual art, scent and touch – this powerful installation is part of the co-curated programme that explores the history of disabled people’s rights and activism.

New Court Street, Manchester M3 3ER, Tel: 0161 838 9190
Beyond Punk, Feminism and the Avant-Garde | The Whitworth | Thu 8 Dec | 6pm - 8pm

Swing by The Whitworth this Thursday to catch the book launch of Rebecca Binns’ latest work Gee Vaucher: Beyond punk, feminism and the avant-garde.

Binns will be in conversation with artist Vaucher to critically assess an extensive range of her work; from avant-garde art movements and counterculture to the punk scene and even contemporary street art – this launch is shaping up to be as entertaining as it is informative.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Mon 5 Dec - Sun 11 Dec
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Sat 3 Dec 2022