February is when the new year really starts. We begin to see glimpses of spring weather and it’s the perfect time to find new things to inspire us, get creative or expand our worlds, without leaving the house. In this month’s guide of tours and activities, we have a collection of online activities that will keep your hands and minds busy.
For those who are dearly missing their local, Craft Beer Tour Manchester have teamed up with local breweries to give you an artisanal beer based experience, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Explore choice beverages from one of Manchester’s many excellent independent breweries, whilst you hear about the brewing process and each drink from the people who make them.
The People’s History Museum, have been curating fascinating conversations, artistic explorations and discussions in their Radical Lates series. Their up coming event responding to the Tape letters project, looks set to be another fascinating evening. Through immersive 3D sound deep listening videos we will be given a glimpse of the experiences of those who migrated to the UK in the 1960s-80s from Pakistan.
As we apporach the year of the Ox, CFCCA are hosting an online lantern making workshop. You can have a go at making three different Chinese lanterns from everyday household materials. The workshop will be online for most of February, but with Chinese New Year just around the corner, there’s no time to waste getting stuck into this crafty activity. If, rather than loving arts and crafts, you are more musically inclined, check out the Jewish Museum’s songwriting group. Through a collective delve into the archive, the group write musical responses to the Museum’s collection.
Scroll down to find out more, alongside some other tops picks of tours and activities, and stay well folks.
Here are our picks
Radical Late: Tape Letters: hidden stories of migration, online, 8 April 2021 - Book now
Tape Letters is an evening of deep listening and sharing. Using tapes from the Modus Arts Tape Letters project deep listening films have been created around the experiences of Pakistani immigrants who moved to the UK in the mid 20th Century.
Fabric of the North is a blog with an excellent gift directory. They champion independents maker from across the North who are creating beautiful and ethical work.
Over 3 years, forgotten walls of Blackburn were brought to life with the creation of a vibrant outdoor gallery, by international, national and local artists, who together over 2 weeks, created a collection of large scale murals and art walk trails for the residents and visitors of Blackburn to enjoy.
Group tours of Lancashire in the area surrounding Pendle Hill. Through visiting the countryside and villages of Pendle, visitors learn all about the dark deeds and wicked plots surrounding the Pendle Witches in the 1600s.
Enjoy a journey through time on Discover Buxton Tour’s unique vintage tram.
These colourful character guides offer unique and entertaining insights into the history of some of Buxton’s most iconic buildings.
Have your history delivered by expert guides whose passion for the heritage of Buxton spills into the unexpected.
Join local historian Brian Shepherd for a walk around the town and learn what Buxton may have looked like during Britain’s Roman occupation.
Discover Buxton’s audio tours of The Peak cover the area around Buxton and are designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own vehicle.