As we move into the middle of January and the temperature begins to drop, fear not – there are lots of great online events to keep you interested and entertained through the cold spell. We’ve put together the best free things to do from home this week, which include a performance by Manchester Camerata at HOME, an art discussion group led by Manchester Art Gallery and much, much more…

Renew | HOME | Until Wed 30 Jun | Ongoing

This specially-filmed concert sees HOME team up with the musicians of Manchester Camerata for a performance that transforms their usually bustling restaurant into a peaceful space perfect for total musical immersion. Featuring the music of Philip Glass, Roxanna Panufnik, Eric Whitacre, George Walker and Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the concert is available on demand until Wednesday 30 June and is a must-see for all music fans seeking a tranquil escape.

Art Bites with Manchester Art Gallery | Wed 13 Jan | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This is one for the artistically curious! Art Bites is a weekly lunchtime event led by staff from Manchester Art Gallery. This session takes two related art works with contrasting histories from the gallery’s extensive collection, and opens the floor to discussion about the thoughts, feelings and curiosities the pieces bring up. Come along for a chat about this world-famous collection over your Wednesday lunch.

An Evening of Poems with Oliver Lomax and the Working Class Movement Library | Thu 14 Jan | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Bolton-born, Manchester-based poet Oliver Lomax first came to the Working Class Movement Library’s attention during the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, where he recited the powerful first-hand accounts of some of those who attended on that fateful day. The Library loved it so much that it has become an annual tradition – Lomax returns for an evening of poetry and performance this week as he reads from his new poetry collection, The Dandelion Clock.

Word of Warning presents Domestic | Wed 13 Jan | 8pm - 9pm

Domestic is an informal online platform for artists to try out brand-new work – expect boundary-pushing theatre from these creators in isolation. What can you make when your kitchen table is the stage and your camera is the audience? Tune into their first session of 2021 to find out…

Mon 11 Jan - Sun 17 Jan
Hugh Morris
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Mon 11 Jan 2021