Out with the old and in with the new! Time to start planning things that will improve your during these extremely strange times we are living in, so whether you want to bring some calm into your life through meditation, take up an exciting new hobby or simply find a fab new place to hang out, we’ve done the groundwork and rounded up some inspirational ideas to kick-start your Autumn.

Meditation for busy People | Kadampa Meditation Centre | Sat 2 Oct | 2.30-5pm | £12

The Kadampa centre tells us that: If we are to overcome our stress, worry, frustration and to develop the mental space to make good decisions meditation is essential.  Learning to control and transform our mind is very necessary in this conflicted world if we are to navigate challenges effectively.  Come along and see how meditation can help you and those around you.

Kadampa Meditation Centre, 76 High Ln, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9XF
Black Creatives in conversation series | HOME | 1-31 Oct | FREE

Throughout October, HOME are releasing exclusive online interviews with Black creatives exploring what it’s like to be a Black creative working in the arts and cultural sector today. These 10-minute open conversations will help emerging creatives gain an insight into the careers and backgrounds of Black creatives/artists within the industry.

The focus of the Black History Month 2021 series will be Black women in the creative industry

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop | Cass Art | 18 Sep | 11am | 11am-1.30pm | £58

Join Mellor & Rose at Cass Art Manchester on our In-Person Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop on Saturday 18th September from 11am ‘til 1:30pm. In their 2.5 hour workshops, they start at the very beginning covering the fundamentals of how to hold the pen, pressure strokes, rhythm and how to layout your designs. Materials provided.

The Art Space at Cass Art, 55-57 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JR, Tel: 0161 832 1044
Various events | Manchester Central Library | Throughout Autumn | Various prices

From film nights and gigs to author readings and talks, Library Live features a real assortment of events, blending the traditional with the unconventional. In September see Shon Faye speaking on the transgender issue, The story of Manchester Free Trade Hall, Black Britain writing back with Bernadine Evaristo and more.

Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1983
Cookery Classes at the Vegetarian Society | The Vegetarian Society | Various Dates | Various prices

Curry club, supper club, pudding club, African street food…the Vegetarian society’s ongoing cookery classes cover it all.

The Vegetarian Society | Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4QG
Learn to DJ | DJ Gym | | £269

Every student from novices to those looking to advance their skills is taught 1-to-1 from fully equipped studios. Choose your own DJ lesson schedule and own genre of music.

Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, England M1 7ED
Get sporty at Manchester Aquatics Centre | various dates

There are all kinds of sports courses at Manchester Aquatics centre, and it’s a great place to get a city centre vibe while getting fit. Take a look!

Thu 9 Sep
Brad Lengden
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Sat 18 Sep 2021