New years are for new experiences. This is our motto in Tours and Activities, and boy, have we got some offerings to inspire you to join us in this endeavour as 2023 gets underway.
People’s History Museum has a collection of radical and inspiring tours lined up this year. Including a closer look at the 2023 Banner Exhibition, International Women’s Day and the exhibition of disabled people led activism Nothing About Us Without Us.
Discover an alternative way to club with Baumka Sessions sober club nights at Victoria Warehouse. Replace the usual substances with yoga workshops, live music and breathtaking design in these evenings where dancing and laughter take priority over getting on it.
For those who want a little more structure in their dance based fun we highly recommend Girl Gang’s Shake It Off dance classes. In these sessions choreo from a pop icon’s most notable videos are taught in an easy and accessible way, letting you live your backing dancer dreams. In February and March they’ll be exploring the movement back catalogue of Destiny’s Child and the indefatigable Lady Gaga.
Over in Leeds Old Chapel Music Studios, a cornerstone of the Leeds band scene is opening its doors to the public for a series of historical interactive music tours. See the rooms where bands like the Kaiser Chiefs and Pigeon Detectives wrote and recorded albums. The studio is also keen to have a discussion with the community about their future which everyone who attends a tour is encouraged to get involved with.
Back in Manchester the lovely Ula is back with a Valentine’s Day special Floating Art Workshop. Join her for a gently encouraging workshop where you’re sure to create something unique and beautiful thanks to her expert guidance.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other top picks of tours and activities, and stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Visit the home influential Mancunian writer Elizabeth Gaskell, with expert guides and refreshments within the home it’s a truly immersive way to learn about her life.
Jonathan Schofield Is well known for his expertly informed, charismatic and intriguing guided tours, join him on one to find out why.
Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as well as lunch with Scranchester’s food tours of the city centre. You may discover a new favourite hidden gem or learn a bit more about the cultural or historical significance of the food you eat all the time.
Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.
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.
For those eager to expand their Vegan culinary repertoire the Vegetarian Society Cookery School’s new Vegan Supper Club is a must. With easy to follow instructions from expert tutors you can create sumptuous vegan meals which are then enjoyed as a group.
Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.
Try your hand at stand up comedy with an eight week intensive course with Dave Williams in the Frog and Bucket’s School of Comedy.