Fancy learning something new this Spring? A change is as good as a rest so they say – so learn a new skill like taxidermy, or find out all about Ottoman art at the rarely open to the public British Muslim Heritage Centre, and feel like a winner.

Mouse Taxidermy at Madlab
The term taxidermy comes from the Latin meaning ‘moving skin.’ See picture for the kind of thing you can create in this four hour workshop. Learn how to skin and stuff a mouse, wire up limbs and learn the basics of preservation. These courses are extremely popular and only a few tickets are left.
Sat 7 Mar, MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN, 3-7pm, £65,

Ottoman Art Workshop at the British Muslim Heritage Centre
Learn about Ottoman Illumination (Tezhib) techniques which are drawn, decorative non-figurative illustrations, often painted in gold, with Turkish Master Artist Dr Gulnihal Kupeli. Look out for future courses too – such as an introduction to Islamic Geometrical Patterns (Sat 28 Mar, 1-5pm, £10,
Sat 7 Mar, British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8BP, 1-5pm, £15 cash on arrival, booking required,

How To Promote Like A Pro at Kosmonaut
Learn how to compete with the big boys – or just the girl next door with this two hour masterclass in event promotion with the experts. Suitable for everyone from those hoping to put on their first gig to WHP level dudes. Expert talkers include Band on the Wall’s Gavin Sharp and Eventbrite Marketing Manager, Katie McPhee. Plenty of networking time after.
Wed 11 Mar, Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 2FF, 6-8pm, FREE,

Sat 7 Mar - Wed 11 Mar
Joshua Gordon
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Thu 5 Mar 2015