What’s on? Lots on…
I love Manchester: it’s the funkiest, edgiest, dirtiest city in the UK. It’s a mish-mash of architecture and a melting pot of people. Living here, we can dip our fingers into many cultural pies and take a nibble of this and a mouthful of that. Below is a list of things to see and do during October that should accommodate all tastes:
- The fabulous Manchester Literature Festival kicks off on 10th October and runs until 23rd October. Quite a few of the events are free, but you’ll need to hurry to reserve your ticket(s).
- At MOSI you can visit Customising, Culture & Harley-Davidson until 30 October. Manchester Science Festival is on from 22 to 30 October.
- There will be an Artists’ Book Fair on Saturday 22nd October from 11:00 – 18:00 in the Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art.
- We are ExtInked exhibition at Manchester Museum. You can view more exciting things to see and do at Manchester Museum in October here.
- Here’s what’s going on at Mad Lab in October.
- Whitworth Art Gallery Dark Matters exhibition and events for adults. You can find out more on Ed’s blog.
- The fabulous Cornerhouse not only shows the latest world films, but also hosts art exhibitions and educational courses too.
- Want to get out and about in the fresh air? The National Trust are holding a Walking Festival during October.
- The wonderful Ford Madox-Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer exhibition, is a must-see event at Manchester Art Gallery. There’s also still plenty of time to catch the Grayson Perry exhibits which will be on show until February 2012.
- The Gallery of Costume’s latest exhibition is on the brilliant French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent.
- Until 13 November, the People’s History Museum is hosting an exhibition of artwork by J Chuhan as part of the Asian Triennial 2011.
- The John Rylands Library has all sorts of interesting events going on in the next few months.
- For all things musical, check out the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Camerata and Band on the Wall
- Hot Bed Press in Salford, offer fine art courses in printmaking, book-making, photo-etching etc.
- For dance, drama and the spoken word, Contact Theatre has it all.
- If you like modern architecture then you may be interested in what’s on at CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment).
- For country pursuits, why not visit Tatton Park, Dunham Massey, Lyme Park and Quarry bank Mill and Styal Country Park?