Manchester Family Arts Fun Day at Central Library

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

Family Fun Day at Manchester Central Library, Manchester 10 September 2017 Entrance is free

Four hours of free creative events this Sunday to celebrate Heritage Open Days and the autumn season for some of Manchester’s most family-friendly arts venues and festivals? Yes please. We love that Central Library’s expansive new open spaces make family days here a joy and there will be a chance to find out what’s coming up across the next few months at the city’s cultural attractions.

Take part in a special family tour of the magnificent Central Library Building (which we think should be a contender for one of the modern wonders of the world) and head to meet the talented teams from Z-Arts, Manchester Museum, The People’s History Museum and Manchester Literature Festival. The theme is a celebration of family across the generations and activities include creating memory maps, family scrapbooks and storytelling.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes and best moves for Central Library’s first ever silent disco.

Family Fun Day at Manchester Central Library, Manchester 10 September 2017 Entrance is free

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Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Andrew Brooks
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Salut wines pride themselves in offering “wider horizons beyond the safe choices.” With 42 wines by the glass and a regularly changing selection of bottles in their Enomatic wine preservation machines (or  “wine jukebox,” as they’re colloquially known), this is one of be best bars in Manchester for exploring new vintages.

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A public square in the heart of Manchester which plays hosts to festivals and major events. Home to the Albert Memorial and statues of Bishop James Fraser, John Bright, Oliver Heywood and William Ewart Gladstone.

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