Image courtesy of Optimum Releasing
Image courtesy of Optimum Releasing


Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Scalarama’s mission to ‘fill the land with cinemas’ is one that we can completely get behind here at Creative Tourist. Each September, this month-long celebration of cinema brings together established venues, film clubs, independent programmers and ordinary film fans. Having sprung up out of a love of London’s old Scala cinema, Scalarama knows that in this age of smartphones, tablets and streaming, films still work best as a communal experience. The idea is that anybody, no matter how experienced, can put on a event, and the film lovers of Manchester and Liverpool have stepped up to the plate once again this year to provide a superb selection for your viewing pleasure.

There’s an abundance of films scheduled across the two cities this month but we’ve decided to help you out by selecting some of the highlights below.

Things to do right now

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Activity Until 3 February 2023, from £30.00

Baumka Conscious Clubbing at Victoria Warehouse

Activity Until 8 February 2023, from £170.00

Drawing course with Nina Hunter

Music Until 16 February 2023, from £9.50

Donna Candy at SOUP

vegan super club
Activity Until 17 February 2023, from £50

Supper Club at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School

Exhibitions Until 18 February 2023, FREE

The Confessional at HOME

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME
Festivals Until 18 February 2023,

PUSH Festival 2023 at HOME

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside
Families Until 19 February 2023, from £14.00

The Singing Mermaid at Waterside CANCELLED

Activity Until 23 February 2023, from £59.99

Write Like A Grrrl: Ignite

Activity Until 25 February 2023, from £13

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Tour

Fairy Tales at Z-Arts
Families Until 26 February 2023, from £3.00

Fairy Tales at Z-Arts