Drink and Draw at the Carlton Club

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
drink and draw

Drink and Draw at the Carlton Club at The Carlton Club, Manchester Until 26 July 2023 Tickets from £13.00 — Book now

The Carlton Club is a much loved cultural hub in Whalley Range. With a continually great lineup of gigs, parties, jumble sales and visiting food trucks, there’s plenty of reason to head down for a raucous time. However, the club is also a great space to unwind and engage with your own creative side as you enter the mindful world of drawing with their weekly drink and draw nights.

massively beneficial to boosting a person’s self esteem and keeping their brain healthy

Part social, part art class, the Carlton Club’s drink and draw evenings bring people together to take a step away from the day to day pressures of life and immerse themselves in the paper. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a distant stranger to paintbrushes and pencils, all levels of ability are welcome in the room.

Stress reduction and becoming more comfortable with feeling present and focused are common benefits experienced by people who regularly engage in creative and artistic activities. It’s also well known that learning a new skill can be massively beneficial to boosting a person’s self esteem and keeping their brain healthy. Aside from these positives the sessions are also very relaxed and friendly, making them an ideal environment to meet some like minded people and make new friends.

making art a sociable activity and tool for community bonding

Drink and Draw is led by artist Matt Worden. Matt paints every day and has dedicated a lot of his practice to making art a sociable activity and tool for community bonding. He encourages those who attend sessions to “rediscover ways of seeing and expressing the world, exploring different materials, ideas and techniques.”

You can find Matt at the Carlton Club every Wednesday evening from 7pm. Be sure to email mattworden66@outlook.com to book a place in the sessions.

Drink and Draw at the Carlton Club at The Carlton Club, Manchester Until 26 July 2023

Book Now

What's on:

Eat The City – Scranchester Tours

Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as well as lunch with Scranchester’s food tours of the city centre. You may discover a new favourite hidden gem or learn a bit more about the cultural or historical significance of the food you eat all the time.

from £60
DJ Gym at Hatch

Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.

from £269
life drawing
Life Drawing Manchester

Whether you have never put pencil to paper or have been honing your artistic skills for years, Bee Creative studio runs life drawing sessions for people of all abilities.

from £10
Sí Manchester Daily Tour

Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.

free entry

Culture Guides


There's no rest for the art lover - this month brings outdoor sculpture, musings on water, political drawings and Liverpool Biennial 2023!


We look towards a summer filled with quality festivals, from cultural behemoths to grassroots gems.

Winnie the Pooh at Manchester Opera House

The sun has finally got his hat on! Enjoy our top picks of family-friendly events and activities, both indoors and outdoors.

Classical Music

Summer's classical music calendar is filling up nicely! Read our top picks of concerts happening in Manchester and the North.

Gerry Potter (credit Lee Baxter)

Books are big this summer, with festival readings, poetry slams, creative writing activities and famous faces all putting in an appearance.

Food and Drink

All signs point toward June being a scorcher of a month, so let’s take a look at all things summery food and drink.

Tours and Activities

From literary activities to brilliant independent shops, keep your minds and homes filled with the good stuff this month.

Theatre in Manchester

Check out our updated guide for lively theatre festivals, rip-roaring rooftop circus and dreamy outdoor shows.