An anti-Valentine’s Day Shindigger tap takeover at Sandinista and a Potato Day at Hulme Community Garden Centre are among the best free things to do in Manchester this weekend.

Gender: A Graphic Guide Book Launch | The Proud Trust | Fri 14 Feb | 2.30pm - 6pm

Meg John-Barker launches their latest book, Gender: A Graphic Guide at the Proud Trust. There will be a keynote lecture from John-Barker entitled Queer, Mad, Comics: A Personal History between 2.30pm and 3.30pm at the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University. The book launch itself takes place at 4.30pm at the Proud Trust.

Unit 3 Enterprise House, Manchester Science Park, Manchester M15 6SE
Shindigger Tap Takeover | Sandinista | Fri 14 Feb | 3pm - 3am

Shindigger Brewing will be taking over all the taps at Sandinsta’s this Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking to avoid more traditional romantic activities, this is the place to be – there will be a Meal for One offer, beer giveaways, and DJ sets from both Sandinista’s residents and some of the guys from Shindigger.

2 Old Bank Street, City Centre, Manchester M2 7PF
Nature Mates February Hike | Lyme Park | Sat 15 Feb | 10.30am - 2.30pm

This informal monthly hike is run by Nature Mates, bringing like minded people together to connect with nature in an accessible way. This month, they’ll be walking between 6-10 miles in and around Lyme Park. You’re welcome to come on your own, with a few friends or even with your dog and they usually stop at a pub or a cafe at the end for those that fancy a drink or a bite to eat.

Disley Train Station, Disley, Stockport SK12 2AE
Potato Day | Hulme Community Garden Centre | Sun 16 Feb | 11am - 4pm

This annual event at Hulme Community Garden Centre celebrates all things potato, with expert advice from Bill Whitehead, a selection of hot food and drink and loads of activities and crafts for kids. There will also be a wide variety of seed potatoes, so it’s a great chance to get started growing your own potatoes.

28 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RG
Fri 14 Feb - Sun 16 Feb
Amy Callaghan
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Thu 13 Feb 2020