Banned Books Week: Walled In at Manchester Central Library | Mon 23 Sep | 7pm - 8.30pm | Free

As part of banned books week, Manchester Central Library on Oxford Road will be hosting a live screening of Walled In, a panel discussion filmed at the British Library focusing on the roles of walls, both in literature and in our day-to-day lives. Panelists confirmed to take part in the discussion include playwright and filmmaker David Hare and poet, novelist and essayist Ben Okri – with freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed chairing the panel.

Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Manchester Modest Fashion Show: Electric Bazaar X The Whitworth | Thu 26 Sep | 6pm (Entry), 6.30pm (Show Starts) | Free

Local ethnic clothing brand Electric Bazaar has teamed up with The Whitworth art gallery to showcase the label’s new collection of apparel. During this free event you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the brand’s latest designs as they’re debuted down the catwalk, each of which boast an eclectic mixture of traditional and contemporary looks. They’ll be an opportunity to buy exclusive limited edition items and browse the venue’s pop-up mini Bazaar which will feature maker stalls and the chance to try your hand at embroidery during a workshop.

The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
Form Lifestyle's 2nd Birthday Party | Thu 26 Sep | 6pm - 9pm | Free

Form Lifestyle celebrate their second anniversary in their cosy Northern Quarter base with a mini-birthday shindig later this week. From 6pm, attendees will be able to enjoy a complimentary drink while they take part in a drop-in Terrazzo Coaster making workshop (no booking required, just show up) courtesy of thrifty workshop leader Katie Gillies. Opening hours will be extended to 9pm, allowing you plenty of time to join in the fun.

Form Lifestyle, 6 Bradley Street, Manchester M1 1EH, Tel: 0161 236 3334
Matt and Phreds on the Canal Feat. Jazz and Street Food | Thu 26 Sep | 6.30pm - 9pm | Free

Northern Quarter jazz favourites Matt and Phreds round-out their month-long residency at Salford’s Middlewood Locks with one more must-see event. Their final outdoor music-food-mash-up promises a set from the Cuba Vida Salsa Band, tipple provided by the wonderful folks at Seven Brothers Brewery and canal-side views of the city from this quickly developing spot. Tickets are free – with the first 100 confirmed attendees for this final session rewarded with free street food – but you’ll have to act fast if you want that free grub.

New Maker Yards, Middlewood Locks, Salford, M5 4YP
Mon 23 Sep - Fri 27 Sep
Simon Bland
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Mon 23 Sep 2019