Whether you’re looking to build a valuable new skill set, or just after a new hobby, with 2022 having snuck up on us we’ve pulled together a list of courses in and around Manchester that could be worth getting stuck into.

From cookery classes to creative writing groups, there’s plenty going on to get the new year off to a stellar start.

Learn to cook sustainably with Cracking Good Food

Why not learn how to bake your own bread, or roll your own sushi, all whilst championing sustainability and fighting food poverty at the same time?

Driven by the excellent ethos that EVERYONE deserves a good meal, Cracking Good Food’s mission is simple: to work collaboratively with others to eradicate food poverty and increase food sustainability in Greater Manchester. In doing so, the cookery school seeks to enthuse, encourage, and teach the local community how to source and cook affordable, healthy and tasty food all from scratch, whilst minimising food waste and our environmental impact.

Whether you go for Chinese street food, Vietnamese banquets, West African cuisine or a gluten-free ‘Flour Power’ session—you’ll be happy to know that Cracking Good Food teaches just about every single cuisine imaginable.

Cook alongside your local community and discover a brand-new cuisine all while helping support the fight for food security across Greater Manchester.

Check out Cracking Good Food’s website for all the details, dates and dishes.

Various locations , Tel: 07419 379712
Try your hand at poetry with Young Identity at HOME

Young Identity is a great collective to get involved in if you’re looking to shake your Mondays up with a bit of creativity and community. As HOME’s Resident Artists, Young Identity is calling on all writers, spoken word artists and poets. Whether you’re totally new to the craft or proficient in penning your pieces, this is a brilliant opportunity to work with some of Manchester’s most established and talented creatives.

Open to everyone between the ages of 15-25, these workshops will allow you to reflect creatively on your responses to films, theatre performances and exhibitions displayed at HOME—so, don’t worry, you’ll never be short for a muse!

Whether you go to hone your craft, make some friends or try your hand at something completely brand-new, these workshops are sure to help you level up for 2022.

Even better? The weekly course, held every Monday at HOME, is totally free to attend—just be sure to register in advance!

2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
Grow in confidence and skills as an artist with Creative Art Courses

Championing the independent spirit of a creative Manchester, Ancoats-based Creative Art Courses offers a whole host of artistic programmes you can get involved in that cater for all abilities and interests,

From life drawing and acrylic painting to cityscapes and entire courses dedicated to the work of Matisse—Creative Art Courses’ jam-packed programme of workshops will be sure to help you develop and grow your skills and confidence as a starting-out artist.

Centred around self-expression and celebrating individuality with a key emphasis on creative freedom, these courses are definitely more than your average art class.

516 The Gallery Studio AWOL Studios, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA UK, Tel: 07816 791 023
Gothic literature at Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is well-known for having some of the weirdest and wonderful academic short courses in the city, and this one is no different. A brilliant addition to their list, the Post-Millenial Gothic course will cover a massive range of subject matter from classic literature to film and televisual texts.

This unit’s content spans over centuries, bringing the radical genre right up to the present day from its humble origins.

C’mon, where else can you study Frankenweenie (2012) or the Twilight (2008) saga?

All Saints Building, Manchester M15 6BH, Tel: 0161 247 2000
Embrace your inner yogi at Yogacampus Manchester

Ever wondered if you could make a living out of chilling out? With Yogacampus Manchester’s summer course on yoga teacher training, you can! They offer a comprehensive course on how to develop your own personal practice and deepen your relationship with yoga covering everything from age-old traditional wisdom to classes centred around anatomy and physiology.

All about aiding you to best convey and connect with your students, Yogacampus will set you up with all you need so that you can confidently and creatively harness your techniques and skills and share the transformative power of yoga.

With workshops focusing on a wide range of material including creative class sequencing, pranayama and meditation, Sanskrit pronunciation and much more—this seems to be the go-to holistic yoga teaching course in the city.

293A, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EW, Tel: 0161 834 6283
Rhiannon Ingle
Published on:
Fri 3 Dec 2021