Following a year of cancellations and postponements, live events appear to be very nearly back on the table – happy news indeed for culture-lovers in Manchester.
To tide us over until that sweet, sweet day, arts and cultural organisations in Manchester continue to adapt their programmes for online audiences, offering a glittering array of events that play to the innovations of digital streaming.
Spanning all of our sections, the guide below features our top picks of online events and activities taking place this March. From future-leaning theatre to creative arts workshops, livestreamed gigs to family fun, there is something for everyone. For film fans, we also recommend new releases that you can stream on the small screen, including 2021’s online edition of Manchester Film Festival.
We’re updating this guide monthly, so check back in April and there’ll be a whole new raft of online things to do in Manchester and the north. In the meantime, here are March’s offerings.
Here are our picks
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry presents a major exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery featuring work made by the nation during the initial weeks of lockdown.
As we learn to live with uncertainty now is a better time than ever to explore meditation, let the friendly community at Manchester Buddhist Centre help you on this journey.
Trading Station at Manchester Art Gallery charts the history and changing social role of hot drinks in our lives.
A collaborative project that takes inspiration from the history of the Leigh Female Reformers of 1819 and the monstrous representations of them in the media of the time.
Brittany, France 1770. Portrait painter Marianne (Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Haenel), a reluctant bride to be who has just left the convent.
The follow-up to Aquarius from director Kleber Mendonça Filho, this time co-directing and co-writing with long term producer Juliano Dornelles merges sci-fi, the western, Brazilian bandit movies (cangaço) and horror for a highly original and ultra-violent look at a town under siege from a mysterious threat.
Heart surgeon Juha has lived life at an unengaged distance since his wife’s passing. And although it is often debilitating, his grief also throws up some rather surprising sexual urges.
Controversial from the moment it premiered in Competition at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, documentarian Nora Fingscheidt’s fiction feature debut portrays the life of a chaotic and troubled young girl.
Working Class Movement Library presents an online exhibition of powerful posters made by young activists fighting for civil rights in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.