As the days get shorter and the jumpers get chunkier, remember that there are still heaps of cracking things to do around the city that will save you those pennies for the impending Christmas shopping.

From exciting exhibitions down at The Lowry to a stellar soundseeing night over in Didsbury – we’ve most definitely got you covered for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Eryn Tett Finds Her Audience | Gullivers | Thu 24 Nov | 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Fresh from her four-star Edinburgh debut show, award-winning comedian Eryn Tett will be coming to Oldham Street’s favourite boozer this Thursday for a jam-packed hour of comedy, performance art and interactive theatre.

With a whole arsenal of accolades and awards, be sure to get yourself over to Gullivers to see for yourself the seamless blend of straight stand-up and absurdism.

109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 819 2970
Going to the Match | The Lowry | Fri 25 Nov | 11am - 5pm

Be sure to head over to Salford for an exciting new development for any art lovers as The Lowry welcomes back to its walls LS Lowry’s iconic painting, Going to the Match.

A big moment for both Salford and the rest of Manchester, head over to see the painting’s iconic status for yourself whether you’re a lover of art, football or just fancy celebrating this quintessentially Northern experience in one of the city’s most-loved art spaces.

Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, Tel: 0333 320 2838
Future Fashion Fair: Winter Market | The Yard | Sat 26 Nov | 10am - 5pm

Get yourself over to Cheetham Hill this weekend and check out the über cool multi-purpose space that is The Yard for the Future Fashion Fair.

Geared around all things sustainable, local and, of course, fashionable – this winter market restores the former-cottonopolis of Manchester’s history with a fresh new take.

11 Bent Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8NF, Tel: 07768 723724
Peter Barlow's Cigarette #36 | Carlton Club | Sat 26 Nov | 4pm - 6pm

Swing by Whalley Range this Saturday for a quick pre-evening poetry session over at the Carlton Club, South Manchester’s hub of all things community.

Featuring a cracking lineup of alternative poets including the likes of Alan Baker, James Davies, Igntaz Maria and Andrew Taylor – this is sure to kick off your weekend the right way.

113 Carlton Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8BE, Tel: 0161 881 3042
Soundseeing | The Art of Tea | Sun 27 Nov | 6pm - 9pm

Bringing it back to the suburbs this Sunday is Soundseeing, an incredible evening of live music and art-making brought to you by local musician Lili Holland-Fricke together with BOTHY.

Think: life drawing class, but instead of sketching people you’re visualising sounds to the backdrop of BALO – the collaborative composition-stroke-improvisation project of Sheffield-based percussionist Will Shaw and harpist Manon McCoy.

With all simple materials provided, no prior art skills are needed – just bring along your open ears!

47 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury M20 6TW, Tel: 0161 448 9323
Mon 21 Nov - Sun 27 Nov
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 21 Nov 2022