After the chaos of Parklife, Elton John and the footy well and truly behind us – you’ll be happy to know there are still shedloads of stuff to populate your calendars with this week that won’t set you back a single penny.

From short film screenings over at Cheetham Hill’s hidden gem of a cinema to some proper good comedy at The Peer Hat – check out our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

A Night of Stand-Up Comedy | The Peer Hat | Tue 13 Jun | 7.30 pm - 10.30pm

Rock up to one of the Northern Quarter’s best-kept secret hangouts for a short and sweet evening of some side-splitting stand-up comedy.

Presented by Glass Crumpet who will be making their debut at The Peer Hat, this is a great chance to see some of the funniest local artists on the circuit featuring special guests from across Greater Manchester.

14-16 Faraday Street, Manchester M1 1BE, Tel: 07510 728092
Neurodiversity Captured on Film | Cultplex | Thu 15 Jun | From 6pm

Swing by Cheetham Hill’s amazing indie cinema, Cultplex, this week to catch Superbia Cinema’s latest screening showcasing a series of shorts exploring themes of neurodiversity alongside uplifting neurodivergent artists and filmmakers alike.

Curated by Joshua Hubbard, this is a great chance to show your support for independent filmmakers as well as get behind a great cause.

50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M4 4HF, Tel: 0161 302 3084
Windrush Stories | Manchester Poetry Library | Thu 15 Jun | 7pm - 9pm

Head to the Manchester Poetry Library this week to check out an amazing evening presented by Untold Stories, all about celebrating the contribution of workers from diverse backgrounds and their vital role in shaping the NHS.

Join Malika Booker, a poet, playwright, and Poetry Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside the library’s Untold Stories writers for an incredible evening of poetry, storytelling, memoir and music.

Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor East Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BG, Tel: 0161 247 6106
Stockport Social | Bask | Thu 15 Jun | 7pm - 10pm

Shake up the working week over at Bask in Stockport for a cracking creative culture and music mixer and local community talent showcase.

A great opportunity to see what the area has on offer – whether you’re a local creative, artist, musician, vendor or a freelancer looking to connect within Stockport.

Bask will also provide light refreshments plus an exciting entertainment showcase from some local Stockport artists.

20 Railway Road, Stockport SK1 3SW
Mid-Summer Sustainability Festival | Manchester Metropolitan University | Fri 16 Jun | 10am - 5pm

Be sure to pop this year’s Mid-Summer Sustainability Festival in your diaries to enjoy an action-packed day featuring a programme of immersive activities, stimulating talks, hands-on workshops, poignant exhibitions, a whole range of performances, eco-friendly market stalls and live music provided by Femi Aladenus.

Based on the idea of transformative action – this festival is a great opportunity to share knowledge, raise awareness, collaborate and have conversations around climate change, social justice and action.

Business School, North Atrium, All Saints campus, Oxford Road Lyceum Place, Manchester M15 6BY, Tel: 0161 247 2000
Mon 12 Jun - Sun 18 Jun
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 12 Jun 2023