You’ll be pleased to know there’s still heaps of stuff to get involved in around the city this week that will help you save the coppers for those summer plans.

From a couple of banging flea market afternoons to some proper good Pride Month celebrations – here’s our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Contemporary Caribbean Poets | Manchester Poetry Library | Tue 20 Jun | 7pm - 8.45pm

The Manchester Poetry Library invites guests to join contemporary Caribbean poets and pay tribute to Una Marson.

All about celebrating her monunmental contribution to the development of Caribbean literature and her legacy as a Jamaican, feminist, anti-racist poet – this is a great opportunity to honour a key literary figure and sit back and enjoy some very powerful poetry.

Metropolitan University, Grosvenor East Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG, Tel: 0161 247 6106
What Happens Next | University of Salford | Wed 21 Jun | 10am - 6pm

Calling all writers — check out the University of Salford this week for a Radical Creative Writing Symposium looking at all the effective ways of framing radical creative writing as an act of research.

Delivered as a way of challenging assumptions and dissolving boundaries, this event aims to give a platform to the voices of radical creative writers that enable, provoke, and drive deep engagement with discovery.

43 Crescent, Salford M5 4WT, Tel: 0161 295 5000
Pride Poetry Perform | The Whitworth | Thu 22 Jun | 2pm - 8pm

Celebrate Pride Month this Thursday down at The Whitworth with a writing workshop and performance event facilitated by renowned and award-winning poet, playwright and performer from Manchester, Louise Wallwein MBE.

Inspired by the (UN) Defining Queer exhibition, Louise has carved out a space for herself as an explosive artist that detonates her audiences’ imaginations so be sure to swing by the gallery to really spice up your week.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Summer Party | The Yard | Sun 25 Jun | 12pm - 6pm

Swing by The Yard in Cheetham Hill to end the week in style with good tunes and even better vibes at their community Yard Sale flea market summer party.

With plenty of stalls to peruse, some cracking good food and music that will be sure to get you in that summer mood – this is definitely shaping up as the place to be this Sunday afternoon.

11 Bent Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8NF, Tel: 07768 723724
Rare Finds Flea Market | Depot Mayfield | Sun 25 Jun | 12pm - 5pm

Packing into the Depot on the last Sunday of every month is the cornucopia that is the Rare Finds Flea Market selling everything from second-hand homeware, homemade goods, pre-loved clothing, and trinkets galore.

Get your fix of weekend thrifting and check out the weird and wonderful items Manchester has to offer.

11 Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PZ, Tel: 0161 806 0161
Mon 19 Jun - Sun 25 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 19 Jun 2023