Gothic Festival Manchester returns for a seventh year, with this year’s focus on ‘Gothic Times’. The festival will span the whole of October, with a stellar showcase of alt-events all across the city, that explore and interrogate the realms of ‘the Gothic’ and horror – prepare to be spooked!

Get Out Film Screening + Intro | Wed 9 Oct | 6pm - 9pm | Free

2017’s mystery thriller Get Out turned heads and won Academy praise for its effortless mix of social commentary and edge-of-your-seat scares. Now, Gothic Manchester Festival 2019 are giving you the chance to revisit Director Jordan Peele’s thought-provoking horror on the big screen, accompanied by a framing introduction by Dr Linnie Blake and Dr Sarah Ilott from the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. After more film events? Read our October film round up.

70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
Bad Bugs: Zombie Outbreak! - Play and Read | Sat 12 Oct | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Free

Calling all zombie lovers: imagine a world run by zombies! What if a virus really did create a horde of the undead? Bad Bugs: Zombie Outbreak is a game of survival, as you participate in a zombie game testing those ever-crucial skills. In the workshop you will also come together to examine popular zombie stories, including Darren Shan’s Zom-B series and Charlie Higson’s The Enemy, with scientific models. The workshop will be led by Man Met Academics and is suitable for children aged 11 and over.

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints, All Saints Building, Manchester M15 6BH, Tel: 0161 247 2000
ArA: Gothic Times – Gothic Club Night | Fri 25 Oct | 9pm - 2am | £5

The sun sets, the sky darkens and all creatures of the night come out to play and dance – this one’s for adults only! For just one night, Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church turns into a Gothic dancefloor, destined for creatures of the night – expect a selection of alt and Gothic tunes. Not much else has been revealed, but it’s BYOB and £5 OTD. They do say many a spooky thing occurs in the witching hour!

Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street, Salford M3 5DW, Tel: 0161 839 1180
Gothic Manchester Walking Tour | Sat 2 Nov | 6pm - 7.30pm | £11.37

Manchester is modern and cosmopolitan right? Well this walking tour of Manchester, will take you on a journey and delve deeper into Manchester’s Gothic past and (hidden) present. Be prepared to learn about Manchester’s murky mysterious history and uncover Manchester’s hidden facets, that are often hidden in plain sight.

Meet outside Manchester Cathedral
Tue 1 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
Zarina Akhtar
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Tue 1 Oct 2019