Off the Cobbles, Invisible Cities tours

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Off the Cobbles
Emma Boileau

1 May — 31 July 2020 Tickets from £10 — Book now

After taking a brief hiatus and moving their work online, Invisible Cities Manchester is back in the real world, offering their personal and heartwarming tours to Manchester citizens. As well as tour guide Laura’s Powerful Women of Manchester tour, Danny is back with his Off the Cobbles poetic account of living with homelessness.

Invisible Cities are an international social enterprise that train people who have experienced homelessness to become tour guides of their home cities. Danny is a poet and social activist, who shares his poetry from the published anthology Off The Cobbles, as he takes you through the streets of the Northern Quarter. You’ll visit crossroads, buildings and unsuspecting beauty spots that hold particularly poignant memories from that time in his life.

Danny tackles difficult and complicated issues, in an articulate and graceful manner

His connection to the geography of the city is very personal and comes with an often insightful take on recent civic developments. One of Danny’s strengths as a tour guide is tackling difficult and complicated issues, in an articulate and graceful manner.

Throughout the tour Danny reads his well crafted poetry, artistically combining the places you visit with eye opening anecdotes. It’s definitely a highlight of the tour and something that sets him apart form any other guide.

The relaxed nature of Off the Cobbles allows you to drift out of the everyday and lose yourself in Danny’s version of Manchester, where hope and past suffering coexist with beauty.

1 May — 31 July 2020 Tickets from £10 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
10 July 2020
12:13am — 12:15am
17 July 2020
12:13am — 12:15am
24 July 2020
12:13am — 12:15am
31 July 2020
12:13am — 12:15am

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

Where to go near Off the Cobbles, Invisible Cities tours

Maya
Manchester
Restaurant
MAYA Manchester

MAYA is a stylish new restaurant and bar on the corner of Canal Street and Chorlton in central Manchester.

Manchester
Restaurant
New Wave Ramen

New Wave Ramen is a stylish, friendly Japanese ramen bar and restaurant on Tib Lane in the heart of Manchester.

caprismcr - restaurant
City Centre
Restaurant
Capri’s Cucina Italiana

The King Street area isn’t short of popular Italian restaurants, but none strike quite the same note as Capri’s, where you’ll be greeted like family and served some of the most authentic Neapolitan food in Manchester.

The Feel Good Club exterior
Manchester
Event venue
Feel Good Club

Our flagship Feel Good Club in Manchester, open 7 days a week, providing a beautiful friendly environment for coffee, brunch, lunch, cocktails and beers with an amazing selection of non alcoholic beverages too.

Ancoats
Bar or Pub
Finders Keepers

Welcoming waterside bar in New Islington Marina, serving a wide array of carefully-curated cocktails.

City Centre
Restaurant
Climat

Highly-regarded wine-led, French-leaning wine bar and rooftop restaurant in the city centre.

Image licensed with iStock.
Stockport
Library
Stockport Central Library

Stockport Central Library is a Carnegie library, built 1913–15 in the Edwardian Baroque style. It continues to serve as Stockport’s largest library.

What's on: Activity

Until
ActivityManchester
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
Until
ActivityManchester
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
Until
ActivityLiverpool
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Until
ActivityManchester
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

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.