World Earth Day Live in Lockdown with HOME

Ben Williams, Managing Editor
Image: Beverley Coleclough, Sun Over West MacDonnell Ranges. As featured in Manchester Open exhibition.

22 April 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

World Earth Day began in 1970 with 20 million people taking to the streets to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. Credited by some as the beginning of the environmental movement, it’s since gone on to influence lawmakers across the world; from clean air and water bills to the protection of endangered species and World Earth Day was fittingly chosen as the day the Paris Climate Agreement went into force.

It often feels like a daunting, if not impossible challenge to turn the tide in the face of the climate emergency, with teenagers like Greta Thunberg taking the lead where several generations of elected leaders have failed us. Yet the environmental message has bled into our culture and way of life, not quickly enough and with a long, long way to go.

Arts and culture have always taken a leading role in the environmental movement and now social and economic sustainability is at the core of most cultural institutions.

To find out how this happening at one such institution here in Manchester, join HOME this World Earth Day live on Instagram where they’ll be sharing knowledge, tips, tricks and fun ways to stay connected with nature from our homes.

22 April 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

Where to go near World Earth Day Live in Lockdown with HOME

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City Centre
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
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.

Bar or Pub
Finders Keepers

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

City Centre

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

Image licensed with iStock.
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.

The Edge exterior
Event venue
The Edge, Wigan

Opened in September 2017, The Edge Arena is Wigan’s performance, conference and event venue.


Hummingbird is one of Liverpool’s most stylish and timeless cocktail bars.

City Centre

Elegant cocktail bar in the centre of Manchester, with a relaxed atmosphere and wonderfully friendly staff.

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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

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from £10
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

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£8.50 with concessions
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

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