Although you wouldn’t know it, not everyone is going to Parklife this weekend. Either because they missed out on tickets, couldn’t afford it, or simply were put off the whole affair by another one of Hitler’s rants. Here is a quick guide to what’s going on that isn’t Parklife this weekend. Or just head to a park – it’s supposed to be really nice all weekend. Maybe stay clear of Heaton Park though. It’ll be full of some right horrors.

Head to Common for some Organic Veggie Goodness
Pop into Common to find out more about Manchester Veg People and their cooperative hoping to take on the big guys in food produce, plus grab yourself some specials made by Aumbry’s chefs from veg picked freshly that morning here in Manchester.
Sat 8 Jun, Common, 39-41 Edge Street, M4 1HW, 12.30pm, FREE,

Jacco Gardner at Soup Kitchen
Bringing his own brand of neo-psych and baroque pop from his home in the Netherlands, Gardner creates a unique sound with a combination of harpsichord, strings, flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects. Perfect for a summer’s evening.
Sat 8 Jun, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF, 7.30pm £6,

A Place in the Sun Matinee
Join Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in one of the most powerful and touching of Hollywood romances. A Place in the Sun (1951) won a hatful of Oscars and is a forgotten classic from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Sun 9 Jun, Cornerhouse, Oxford Road, M1 5NH, 12pm, £5.50/£4,

Vintage shopping in Stockport
Browse at one of the area’s best vintage markets in Stockport’s beautiful Victorian Market Hall. They have everything from vintage jewellery, clothes and other accessories to vintage luggage, furniture and collectables. This month, in honour of Les Paul’s birthday, they’re going all 1950s with rock’n’roll DJs and a 1950s movie matinee in a pop-up cinema.
Sun 9 Jun, Stockport Market Hall, SK1 1EU, 10am – 4pm, £1 entry,

Sat 8 Jun - Sun 9 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Wed 5 Jun 2013