With the days getting longer and the weather warming up a notch, there are a whole host of cracking things to do around the city that won’t set you back a thing.

From open deck nights (with a free pizza promised) at Band on the Wall to a proper good print launch at The Whitworth – here’s our rundown for the best free things to do in Manchester this week…

Local Artist Print Launch | The Whitworth | Thu 11 Apr | 6pm - 8pm

Swing by The Whitworth on Oxford Road this Thursday for a local artist print launch. Check out the incredible collection gathered from ten selected artists and the lovely lot behind Venture Arts.

If you’re looking for something a little different to shake up the working week, head down, support the local art scene, have a drink and a browse.

Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7450
LIVE: Hip Hop, Afrobeats + R&B 'Til Late | The Blues Kitchen | Fri 12 Apr | 8pm - 2.30am

Kick off your weekend with a full-evening affair at The Blues Kitchen soundtracked by all the best hip hop, afrobeats and RnB classics.

Attendees can expect old and new-school goodness from legends in their respective genres including the likes of Kendrick Lamar and J Hus all the way to Wizkid and Lauryn Hill.

13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN, Tel: 0161 823 6343
“What to do? What to say?” | Working Class Movement Library | Sat 13 Apr | 11am - 12.30pm

The Working Class Movement Library is putting on a series of fantastic workshops geared around creating a peer support group for family, friends, colleagues and other community members who are supporting people who hear, see or sense things that others don’t.

Intended to be a mutually supportive space where people feel safe to ask questions and offer support to one another to create a strong supporter community, the workshop is all about sharing experiences and questions together as a group.

51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, Tel: 0161 736 3601
Open Deck | Band on the Wall | Sat 13 Apr | From 12pm

If you’ve not got your Saturday plans sorted yet then look no further than Band on the Wall, which will be hosting a cracking Open Deck daytime event.

Even better? If you’ve bought some new vinyl from a local record shop this week, just show your receipt at the bar to get yourself a free 9″ pizza.

25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786
Areesha at Pop Up Gallery | Fairfield Social Club | Sun 14 Apr | 1pm - 5pm

Venture down to the Pop Up Gallery taking place at the Fairfield Social Club to bring your week to a nice and easy end.

Take a peruse at all the incredible offerings amongst the amazing and creative stalls – one of which includes Manchester-based jeweller, Areesha, selling rings from her debut ‘CORE COLLECTION’ alongside other established and emerging creatives.

Irk St, Manchester M4 4JT
Mon 8 Apr - Sun 14 Apr
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 8 Apr 2024