Victoria Baths stands as one of Manchester’s true architectural jewels, a tower of Edwardian grandeur at the edge of Longsight. Its lush innards and century-long history can both be explored at the baths’ open day this Sunday. Tours will run throughout the day – every half hour between 12.30pm and 2.30pm – taking visitors both through the history of the building, the process of maintaining the baths and also some areas that have been used as locations for television programmes such as Life on Mars. In addition to these tours, an art and craft fair will also be staged, providing a unique presentation space for local artists and craftspeople to vend their wares, and a treasure trail that is bound to keep younger minds occupied. Completing the day will be a live performance from the Ordsall A capella Singers, a Salfordian group who’ll be filling the Gala Pool with a diverse songbook that ranges from the Beatles to Disney.
Sun 6 Jul, Victoria Baths, 44 Hathersage Road, M13 0EJ, 12pm – 4pm, £3 entry, £3.50 tour, www.victoriabaths.org.uk
- Jon Whiteley
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- Fri 4 Jul 2014