As glimmers of normality start to creep back into daily life, it’s a great time to get out and explore your local surroundings. In this month’s Tours and Activities Guide, we’ve highlighted online and in person content that will stretch your mind.
We’re very excited about the opening of Goodtime Games on Burton Road. This board game cafe is the perfect antidote to a rainy day. With an outrageous selection of table top fun and a meat free menu of treats, they’re offering something uniquely different to ‘just another cafe’.
For those who are looking for stimulating conversation online, we’ve included Manchester Art Gallery’s Philosophy cafe online and Girl Gang’s Gassing with the Galdem sessions. The former is a space for conversation stimulated by art and the questions it brings up in our society today. The latter, a space for online discussion of similar cultural topics, but created specifically womxn of colour. Providing a place for peoples opinions and emotions to be heard and felt, without the need for them to be toned down and censored for the sake of white guilt.
We also love the online content from Manchester Museum. Their frog Fridays are the perfect cross road between informative and escapist viewing. Be sure to check out their more recent content as well.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other tops picks of tours and activities.
Stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Tour with Molly Soda, Until 28 October 2020, free entry
Join Brooklyn based artist Molly Soda, as she tours the virtual artwork Your Progress Will Be Saved, the first in MIF’s online Factory series.
Fresh local produce is always on the menu of the Local Leeds food tour. Visit six pubs and restaurants serving up some of Yorkshire’s finest cuisine.
Eat your way through some of the best street food Leeds has to offer, with insights into the people and stories behind each bite. Try something new with the Leeds Street Food tour.
Immerse yourself in the world of John, Paul, George and Ringo as you walk in their footsteps through The Beatles’ home city in this six-hour extravaganza of a walking tour.
This Beatles Guided Walk & Cavern Club is the perfect way to learn more about The Beatles while discovering the city of Liverpool.
Follow Jasmine’s story, as she struggles to decide whether or not to search for her birth family in Wuhan, told via a series of Instagram and blog posts.
Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank is a perfect way to keep children (and their adults) busy while learning from home.
Very different from what we’re seeing elsewhere during the lockdown, Homelands is for anyone who needs a creative outlet and a sense of connection during this time.
Part of Homemakers, this ongoing project offers the space to imagine how we would like our world to change once we emerge from lockdown.