Cultureplex is the latest addition to Manchester’s cultural and creative sphere. A restaurant, bar, cafe, lounge — an all around creative hub — contained inside an old railway warehouse. This November, Cultureplex looks set to host a wide-ranging series of events, with a little bit of something for everyone. Here’s our picks…

TALK: There Goes The Gaybourhood: A Panel Discussion | Sat 9 Nov | Noon - 1pm | Free

An LGTBQI event, this is a panel based discussion in which the speakers explore how the iconic rainbow image has established itself throughout history. The discussion will also look at how queer communities are still marginalised today, and what can be done in the future to empower those who need it the most.  The panel will be moderated by journalist Paul Flynn (Dazed, i-D, GQ Style etc,) and is presented as part of this month’s Homobloc celebrations

MUSIC DISCUSSION: Pop Cultures: Lizzo | Tue 12 Nov | 6pm | Free

This event will be led by Salford University’s Dr Kirsty Fairclough and is part of a wider series of public discussions. In this event, though, Dr Faiclough examines celebrity culture, body positivity and self-love advocacy through the music and humour of American singer and rapper Lizzo, putting forward the case that she is the perfect celebrity for the post-truth era. This promises to be an open and inclusive event, with lots of different points of view. Also: it’s free!

PLANT WORKSHOP: People Need Plants with Studio Nonsense | Sun 17 Nov | 11am | £25

Studio Nonsense are a bunch of trendy horticulturalists who really, really love plants. They love them so much they want you to learn how to maintain them, too. This event is a workshop in which you will learn the various, sometimes confusing, techniques that go into maintaining healthy houseplants. You will leave the session with a brand new houseplant that you have potted yourself, and all materials will be included. The session will be delivered by Mancunian artist and horticulturist Jeanette Ramirez. Booking is essential.

TELL YOUR STORY: Heard Storytelling event - open to all | Sun 24 Nov | 4pm | £5

Ever been on a bad date? Was it a bit of a laugh? Want to share your stories? Heard is a monthly storytelling event that takes place at Cultureplex and the November theme is based around ‘dates’. There’s no pressure to get up and tell a story, though, you can just turn up, have a drink and listen to what people have to say. If this theme doesn’t take your fancy, then keep your eyes peeled for what is on next month. The event oscillates between comedy, drama, and group therapy and has been set up by charity campaigner (and food lover) Caz Dyer. Booking is essential for this one.

A BOOK FROM MY KITCHEN: Recipes, a 3-course meal, live piano & more hosted by Quo Vadis chef, Jeremy Lee | Mon 25 Nov | 7pm | £50

To celebrate the launch of Bistrotheque’s new event series A Book From My Kitchen, Cultureplex welcomes Jeremy Lee, the esteemed celebrity chef behind Soho eatery Quo Vadis, to host an evening of food, music and chat. Jeremy will be presenting his favourite dishes selected from the cookbook of his culinary muse, celebrated British cookery writer Elizabeth David, and serving them up alongside some chef-curated classic show tunes performed on a live piano. Attendees can expect dishes like Grillade des Marinieres du Rhone (a ridiculously rich and tender beef stew, slow cooked and inspired by an old Elizabeth David recipe) and iconic chocolate torte ‘St Emilion au Chocolat’ as part of a three course menu, presented alongside top quality wine and cracking banter. Booking is essential and dietary requirements must be acknowledged prior to the event.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 1 Nov - Sat 30 Nov, Cultureplex,
Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2TP
, Tel: 0161 713 3130, 7am - 12am (Mon - Fri), 8am - 12am (Sat - Sun)
Will Stonier
Published on:
Thu 7 Nov 2019