With a national heatwave set to crank the temperature up a load more notches there are plenty of things to do around the city that’ll save you some pennies so you can better enjoy all of those beer gardens and barbecues.

From patron parties to hands-on creative workshops – check out this week’s best free things to do in Manchester…

Salsa dance class | CARGO | Mon 18 Jul | 6:45pm - 11pm

A perfect way to get out of the heat and create some on the dance floor instead, the Floridita Dance Team are offering a fantastic free salsa workshop this Monday.

Whether you turn up to make new friends, explore a new hobby or just brush up on your skills – this is definitely a great way to kick off the week.

Unit 5-6, The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
143 (I Love You) | Manchester Art Gallery | Wed 20 Jul | 11am - 2pm

Check out this mid-week afternoon event over at Manchester Art Gallery and creatively explore ideas of non-romantic love and care through various workshops.

Whether its clay making, love letter writing or mapping, these free workshops seek to dismantle the idea of ‘Amatonormativity’ – the pressure that people prosper best with exclusively romantic love.

The work produced will become part of an archive, so all participants can come back to the gallery and check out their final works as part of a wider collection.

Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888
People's Party | People's History Museum | Thu 21 Jul | 6pm - 10pm

Head to the People’s History Museum this Thursday evening for a cracking party to celebrate the museum being shortlisted as a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022.

Featuring artist workshops, DJ, drinks and after hours tours – the pay as you feel party is a brilliant way to show some support to the city’s cultural scene whilst also kicking back and enjoying a night of celebration, music and community!

Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER, Tel: 0161 838 9190
Repression & Retribution | The Whitworth | Fri 22 Jul | 6pm - 9pm

As part of Manchester Museum’s South Asian Heritage Month Festival 2022, The Whitworth will be hosting a private screening of The Singh Twins’ film, Jallianwala: Repression and Retribution.

The short film screening will then be followed by some conversation with both regarding their artistic process alongside Professor Deana Heath who will place the artistic film within its contextual and historical context.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Patron Terrace Sessions | The Alchemist Salford | Sat 23 Jul | 12pm - 10pm

If you’re looking to brave the heat this weekend, what better place to do it quayside sipping some refreshing cocktails on The Alchemist’s beautiful terrace?

Taking al fresco to a whole new level, this whole-day event will be sure to get you in that summer holiday spirit.

MediaCity UK, Salford M50 3AB, Tel: 0161 872 7396
Mon 18 Jul - Sun 24 Jul
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Mon 18 Jul 2022