With that mini heatwave seemingly over and a showery start to the week ahead – don’t fret too much as we’ve rounded up a great handful of some cracking free events to get stuck into this week.

From poetry performances to feel-good social clubs, check out our rundown of the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

All Star Jam | Matt & Shred's | Mon 27 June | From 7 pm

Start the week off in style with the All Star Jam kicking off at Tib Street’s favourite jazz club, Matt & Phred’s.

Filling the low-lit venue with all the grooviest Funk, Soul, and Disco from across the decades, this event is bound to get in that weekend mood even on a Monday.

Whether you show up and play or just kick back and listen – this is definitely the place to be on a Monday night.

64 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 273 5495
Poverty and the Pandemic | Tues 28 June | Blackwell's Bookshop | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Head to the student hub of Oxford Road, Blackwell’s Bookshop, this Tuesday for a brilliant book launch of Ghost Signs: Poverty and the Pandemic by Stu Hennigan.

Delving into his first-hand experiences as a frontline worker in Leeds during the pandemic, Hennigan’s writing transforms as a poignant and visceral piece of historical reportage.

146 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GP, Tel: 0161 274 3331
Hear Me Roar | The Fuse ROC Centre | Thurs 30 June | 7 pm - 9 pm

With a key ethos of raising awareness, Hear Me Roar is a short-film screening that champions the open discourse surrounding domestic abuse.

Working to provide resources, support survivors and prevent abuse – this event is a great opportunity to show up for the community and express your support for such an admirable social course via the arts.

Warburton Lane, Partington, Manchester M31 4BU, Tel: 0161 393 4511
Ways of Seeing | Manchester Poetry Library | Thurs 30 June | From 7 pm

Brought to you by New Dutch Writing, this live poetry performance event is a great mid-week motive to check out.

Dutch-Antillean poet Radna Fabias will be joining Kim Moore to read from some of their latest work. Perfectly epitomising the blend of empathy and revolution – these two poets offer something totally new to the poetry scene.

Taking influences from American Beat poets to musical reckonings on the patriarchy – this event is sure to brighten up your week.

Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, Manchester M15 6BH, Tel: 0161 247 2000
The Carlton Social | The Carlton Club | Saturday 2 July | From 7:30 pm

A brilliant, more wholesome way, to kick off the weekend – be sure to head down to one of Whalley Range’s favourite venues, The Carlton Club.

All about championing the local live music scene, The Carlton Social welcomes the spaced out psychedelic sounds of Mike Grubert, aka ‘Love Letters From Space’.

For free music, great scran and all those feel-good community vibes – be sure to head down to the Range this Saturday.

113 Carlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8BE, Tel: 0161 881 3042
Mon 27 Jun - Sun 3 Jul
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 27 Jun 2022