The past few months has seen a huge number of Peterloo-related events pass through Manchester’s galleries, museums and libraries, but this Friday marks the true bicentennial of the massacre, and to commemorate it Manchester Histories have organised this huge event outside Manchester Central. From the Crowd invites participants to experience the historical protests from the perspective of a protestor, with speeches and performances scheduled throughout the day. At the time of writing two of the three time slots have already sold out, so you’ll need to move quickly if you want to take part in this collective immersive experience.
This Saturday is your last chance to see A Place Lived, a public artwork at Spinningfields created by artist Maddi Nicholson in partnership with Castlefield Gallery. Check out our full preview for more details.
Northern Quarter basement bar The Shack hosts this free club night on Saturday courtesy of party promoters Verdekt: A small, recently-established outfit just making the leap from ambitious house parties to proper nights in proper venues. Celebrating his birthday behind the decks is Callum Plant, an accomplished local techno producer already boasting releases on DEAD CERT, Ill Bomb Records and Audio Borderline. Joining him on the night is veteran soul and Hip-Hop DJ Woody who’ll be scratchin’ into the early hours.
Withington Record Store Wilderness and local label Do Your Best bring this free show to Wilmslow Road’s Fuel Café Bar on Sunday evening. Beloved local soul guitarist Aldous RH is headlining the event, along with support from post-punk rockers Lords of Destruction, and the dreamlike experimental sounds of Chermansog.
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