Autumn is the perfect time to snuggle up with all the blankets and a film, but before we enter a full hibernation, check out some of the Tours and Activities you can get up to in Manchester.
We start on a radical note with the People’s History Museum’s Radical Lates. This series of discussions, performances and workshops, offers insight into the radical side of Manchester’s local activist groups as well as the academics researching political issues in our society today. We’ve highlighted their Meet the Activists event. This online discussion brings together multiple organisations working in Manchester to combat the hostile environment created by our Government’s immigration policies. This event is complimented by the Engels Memorial Lecture co-hosted by the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
For something a little more relaxing unwind with craft workshops from Cotton On MCR. The collective of local artists are bringing socially distanced creative opportunities to Manchester throughout autumn, including an empowering Boobie Clay Pot workshop double bill.
If you’re wondering what to do with the kids this half term, there is no better educational, inspirational and exciting day out than a trip to the Science and Industry Museum. They will be opening for the entire week of half term with access to all exhibitions. If you visit after the 24th October you’ll also be able to see the newly reopened Air and Space hall.
Manchester Cathedral’s virtual tour is also well worth taking a look at. The historical patchwork of architecture looks amazing in this 360° photographic journey.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other tops picks of tours and activities.
Stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Explore the history of Manchester’s Chinese community with a soundwalk from CFCCA’s current resident artist, Hayley Suviste.
Join the World of Music Choir to learn a mixture of traditional and modern tunes. With no previous experience necessary and an ethos of no judgement, it’s the most friendly introduction to group singing you could wish for.
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.
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.
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.
Your Progress Will Be Saved is a Pre-Factory Event from Manchester International Festival which finds avatar artist and curator LaTurbo Avedon working in Fortnite.
A Good Market at Sadlers Yard features seasonal food, sustainable products, free workshops, engaging talks, live music and great local beers.
Try a new immersive relaxation technique at Zero Gravity with their state of the art i-sopods and floatation therapy.
Join Sew Creative for sewing workshops where you decide what garments are created and, with the help of expert sewers, bring those clothes to life.
Join the spooky search – pick up an activity sheet, keep your eyes peeled and find Wally hidden around the museum this half term.