With sunnier weather and an increasing implementation of Coronavirus safety measures, there are a handful of socially distanced outdoor events popping up in Manchester this week, along with a continuing number of online events. We’ve rounded up the best free things to do in Manchester this week, both at home and out and about.

Litter Pick with Keep Britain Tidy | Mon 13 Jul | 10am - 12pm

As part of Love Manchester Parks week, there will be a litter pick at Heaton Park. Equipment and guidance will be provided by Keep Britain Tidy, who’ll be set up by the Lakeside Cafe. With Coronavirus safety measures in place, this is a great way to get some fresh air and contribute to keeping your local community looking great for everyone to enjoy.

Heaton Park & Hall, Middleton Road, Manchester M25 2SW
Healthy Eating Support Clinic from Manchester Movement Unit | Wed 15 Jul | 12.30pm - 1.15pm

This student-led nutrition advice and support clinic from the Manchester Movement Unit will focus on understanding the basics of fat, carbs and protein. There’ll be online workshops on Zoom in the afternoon and students are also available in the morning for one-on-one consultations providing tailored advice for individuals.

Black Lives Matter at Work from Manchester Trades Council | Wed 15 Jul | 7.30pm - 9pm

Many employers have issued anti-racist statements following recent calls for commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement but everyone needs to work together in workplaces to ensure meaningful and lasting change. Manchester Trades Council are running a Zoom workshop on how this change can be generated, with speakers including Sohayalla Wilson of Unite and Manchester City Council, Ian Taylor of the Communication Workers Union, and the organisers of the Manchester March.

Gluten Free Day at the Redbank Project | Thu 16 Jul | 4pm - 10pm

GRUB, Manchester’s largest street food fair, are holding their first ever gluten free day this Thursday at the Redbank Project. Coronavirus safety measures mean advance bookings are required – and tables are limited, as they’re currently only using the covered outdoor eating area. All the best gluten free street food in Manchester will be available, along with local beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

GRUB, 50 Redbank, Manchester M4 4HF
Trans Writes Showcase from Commonword | Fri 17 Jul | 6.30pm - 8pm

Commonword, an archive project, present an evening of readings from trans and non-binary writers’ responses to archive material, along with readings of some of the archive work itself. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live, and made available online afterward for people who don’t have Facebook.

Mon 13 Jul - Sun 19 Jul
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 13 Jul 2020