As we settle into the latter half of summer, there are loads of great events going on both online and in person in Manchester. We’ve rounded up the best free things to do in Manchester this week, including an online Vinyasa yoga session and a screening of  2018’s super smart comedy Sorry To Bother You.

Fierce & Fabulous Dance Workout | The Proud Trust | Mon 10 Aug | 5.30pm - 6.30pm

LGBT charity The Proud Trust host this high energy, fabulous online dance workout. Personal trainer Fiona will teach you how to combine simple moves into an amazing routine, featuring some classic hits from throughout the decades – and, you can take part from the privacy of your own home, so you can really bust a move. What’s not to like?

Growth and Connectivity in the North West Webinar | Mon 10 Aug | 11am - 12pm

This free online webinar will explore transport’s role in delivering growth in the North West, and how this intersects with environmental issues and economic growth. Featured speakers include Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and the event will be chaired by Natasha Grice from Avanti West Coast. If you’re interested in local development and how it’ll fit into UK development as a whole, this should be a really informative event.

Vinyasa Yoga from The Resonance Centre | Tue 11 Aug | 6pm

This online yoga class will focus on the practice of Vinyasa flow yoga, and is perfect for beginners (and people of all abilities). All you need is a yoga block and strap – or, you can improvise with a few books and a belt. Modified options for all positions will be offered, so the class is absolutely perfect if you’re not sure if you’re flexible enough for yoga but have always fancied giving it a go!

Livestreamed Performances from Word of Warning | Wed 12 Aug | 8pm - 9pm

Manchester performance programmers Word of Warning present an evening of performances from artists at home. Titled Domestic, the performances will all explore our confinement to our homes in some way, and will feature work from visual artist Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, performance artist Niya B, and loads more. It’s completely free to tune in, but donations are welcome if you’re keen to support small artists and performers in the North West.

Sorry To Bother You screening at YES | Thu 13 Aug | 7pm - 9pm

Above The Line film club are back, and are hosting a free screening of Sorry To Bother You, the acclaimed directorial debut from Boots Riley. Set in an alternate version of present day Oakland, the black comedy follows Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) as he begins to make more and more money, but at the increasing cost of his own morals. Above The Line advise that you attend this screening with members of your own household in accordance with current government guidelines.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB
Great Northern's Community Kitchen

Great Northern’s Community Kitchen is a pop-up restaurant on the Square, with outside seating and food from a rotating selection of local restaurants. This week, Spanish restaurant Evuna will be serving up their delicious tapas, Thursday to Sunday from noon until 9pm. Find out more here.

Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN
Mon 10 Aug - Sun 16 Aug
Amy Callaghan
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Mon 10 Aug 2020