Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams
Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours 2017 by Ben Williams

Manchester After Hours 2018

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor

Part of UK-wide Museums at Night festival for the culturally curious, Manchester After Hours has brought thousands of post-5pm experience seekers to the city over the years, attracted by its ever-changing roster of unusual events and out of the ordinary collaborations. Though this fifth edition features a slightly more compact programme as organisers pause to consider how to grow even bigger and better going forwards, we think it’s safe to say that you’ll be just as hard pushed as ever to squeeze such an inspired selection of happenings into one night. Our tip: swap office shoes for comfy trainers.

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Frost Fair at The Whitworth
Families Until 5 December 2021, FREE

Frost Fair at The Whitworth

Activity Until 6 December 2021, from £45

Candle Making with Cedar Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 12 December 2021, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Little Play Squad Sessions at Legoland
Education Until 17 December 2021, from £15

Little Play Squad at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Food and Drink Until 17 December 2021, from £55

Explore Ancoats Food & Drink Tour

The Edge Reopening Season
Comedy Until 18 December 2021, from £6

The Edge Reopening Season

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Childrens Until 18 December 2021, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Spinach at The Edge
Comedy Until 18 December 2021, from £14.00

Spinach at The Edge

Activity Until 19 December 2021, from £65.00

Winter Clay Workshops