A screening of classic musical South Pacific and a Latin & Ballroom taster session for beginners are among our picks of the best free things to do in Manchester this week.

South Pacific screening | The Plaza | Mon 16 Mar | 4pm - 7pm

Socially Yours Cinema and Stockport Culture Champions, who make cultural activities available to over 50’s in Stockport, are hosting a screening of romantic musical classic South Pacific. The event will take place at The Plaza – doors open at 4pm for refreshments and the screening will start at 5pm.

Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP
Latin & Ballroom taster session | Martin Harris Centre | Wed 18 Mar | 1.05pm - 1.55pm

Mark Rowbottom from Steppin’ Out With Mark will deliver a relaxed and informal Latin & Ballroom dancing session, ideal for complete beginners. If you’ve always fancied yourself a bit of a dancing queen – or you’re just tired of having two left feet – this is the perfect place to try out something new.

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL
Pottery painting workshop | The Font | Thu 19 Mar | 6.30pm - 10.30pm

Friendly Chorlton pub The Font is hosting a crafty night this Thursday where you can learn to paint your own pottery. You pay for the pots you want to paint, but everything else – the paint, glazing and firing – is free. Kids are welcome until 8pm.

115-117 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PG
Litter Pick | Angel Meadow Park | Fri 20 Mar | Noon - 4pm

Fancy helping make your local area more beautiful (and picking up some good karma to boot?) Angel Meadow Park are hosting a community litter pick this Friday afternoon, as part of the Keep Britain Tidy initiative. Gloves and refuse bags will be provided and there’s sure to be a real sense of community spirit in helping clean up central Manchester’s largest green space.

Old Mount Street, Manchester, M4 4TF
Mon 16 Mar - Fri 20 Mar
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Sun 15 Mar 2020