With rumoured heatwaves and the beginning of school just around the corner, there are still loads of great events going on in Manchester right now. We’ve collected the best ones for this week’s rundown, featuring Phil Griffin’s Pop Up gallery, empowerment dance classes, political banner exhibitions & more.

World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil | START | Fri 10 Sept | 6 pm - 8 pm

Join the Salford-based mental health charity, Start Inspiring Minds, as they #PauseTheCity on World Suicide Prevention Day with their Vigil & Procession of Remembrance of all the lives that have been lost to suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day and in support of those left behind.

136 yellow flags, each representing a life lost to suicide in Salford over the last five years, will be unfurled along the procession route from the charity to Salford Museum & Art Gallery. Once at the Museum & Art Gallery, a vigil of speakers and performances will respectfully honour the lives of those lost to suicide and validate the grief of those that survive within this community display of unity and support.

START, Broad Street, Salford, M6 5BZ
Phil Griffin's Pop Up Gallery | 45 Hilton Street | Sun 12 Sept | 11 am - 4 am

Coming to the Northern Quarter for its opening weekend is the Neil Dimelow exhibition as part of Phil Griffin’s Pop Up Gallery. This new series of drawings that depict 15 places in Manchester and Salford are heavily inspired by the 15 string quartets of Soviet composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. Following months in lockdown, Dimelow was able to have the opportunity to develop a different way of building a colour response to the drawing and the city location.

45 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, M1 2EF
Dance Out! | Studio25 | Wed 8 Sept | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hosted by the LGBT Foundation, Dance Out! is a free class for LGBT women & non-binary people wishing to access a woman-centred space. It’s promised to be beginner-friendly and a great way to get moving, meet some new people and, most importantly, have fun. With a variety of dance styles taking place over the course of these twice-monthly hour-long sessions, this will be an amazing opportunity to try your hand (and feet!) at some dancing.

Whether you’re at home on the dancefloor or only ever dance on your own in the kitchen, this is the class is for you. This month’s classes will be Somatic Movement and will focus on exploring the subtle shifts in body-mind awareness, free movement and space for connection with the self and other.

Studio25, 25 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE
Tibetan Kitchen's Summer Concert | Chorlton Park | Sat 11 Sept | 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Coming to Chorlton Park as one of Chorlton’s Arts Festival’s first acts – the well-loved park cafe, Tibetan Kitchen, is proud to announce an afternoon of performance and live music. Expect Tibetan costumes, music and dance with the fantastic opportunity to learn traditional circle dancing. With a bouncy castle and sandpit for the kids, all you need to bring is a picnic blanket to this wonderful free event!

Tibetan Kitchen - Café in the Park, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7SJ
Banner Exhibition | People's History Museum | Various Dates | 10 am - 4 pm

This great banner exhibition has been carefully curated to include a number of banners that reflect on past and present migration movements, exploring the many challenges and opportunities migration presents. These are banners that have been a part of, and have witnessed, a whole range of different protest campaigns. Their diverse images, vivid colours and powerful words give life to campaigns in a unique way. Visitors will be able to explore the stories they reveal throughout the museum’s galleries and embark on our city’s local political history.

Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER
Mon 6 Sep - Sun 12 Sep
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 6 Sep 2021