Get your cultural kicks with our guide to events on in the Northern Quarter during the Manchester Weekender (with a few other events thrown in too).
Saturday Night (13 October)
Do something different with Bunford & Kashiwagi: In The Mix. Here, in one of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s near-legendary After Hours events (7.30pm-10.30pm, free), Huw Bunford (Super Furry Animals) and Naomi Kashiwagi crank up the volume via vinyl, tape and unexpected, found sounds. Plus food, late bar, socialising, the world premiere of a new film by Jane and Louise Wilson, and David Hockney’s early drawings, created as a lad fresh from Bradford blinking at the bright lights of New York.
Later, head to Oneohtrix Point Never (9pm-late, £10), as Islington Mill joins forces with Fat Out Til You Pass Out, tonight featuring the Brooklyn-based experimental musician, Oneohtrix Point Never, AKA Daniel Lopatin.
Sunday Morning* (14 October)
Sunday is all about the Northern Quarter. Led by Len Grant & Madlab, All in a Flash (SOLD OUT) takes these streets as inspiration for a day-long photo masterclass, which comes complete with flashmob exhibition on the streets that so inspired you (3.30pm – keep your eyes peeled for it if you’re out and about in the Northern Quarter). Elsewhere, take a communal walking tour with The Flaneurs’ Guide to the Northern Quarter (SOLD OUT), led by Northern Quarter Stories. Comes with added sherry and cake. (If you’re wondering what a ‘flaneurs’ guide’ is, read this.)
Common hosts Another Common Affair (1pm-8pm, free), a riot of the finest DIY and self-published artwork; listen to performance poetry at One Question, with Alabaster de Plume (2.30pm-3pm, free) at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre; or hear Tales of Bad Language at The Castle Hotel (3pm-6pm, free), an afternoon of stand-up storytelling.
Fancy a secret gig? Red Deer Club presents its Secret Sessions (SOLD OUT). Meet at Manchester Craft & Design Centre – the folk at Red Deer Club will take you off to some of the Northern Quarter’s more ‘unusual’ music venues for three, one-off performances . All events are selling out fast – book now.
* Obviously, it being a Sunday and all, ‘morning’ means just about any time you manage to get out of bed
Want more? Read our full guide to urban events during the Manchester Weekender (Thursday-Sunday). Want some art? Try the new David Shrigley exhibition at Cornerhouse, or Jane and Louise Wilson’s new film at the Whitworth. Like cinema? Try our guide to unusual cinema in Manchester. Or just join our mailing list and we’ll keep you posted about future art and cultural happenings.
Image (top): Piccadilly Records, Northern Quarter, by Len Grant.