Step into the new decade with a passion for life and sense of adventure. Although the future’s uncertain, take a little time for yourself and start a new hobby or discover something unexpected about the city we call home. We’ve rounded up some of the top tours and activities Manchester has to offer as we cross over into the 20’s.
Unleash your passionate dancer with a beginners Flamenco class at the lowry. This easy introduction to Flamenco culture will be accompanied by a live guitarist. For fans of dance who want to try something a bit different why not drop into Sunday Night Waves. In the leafy suburb of Chorlton, you can explore the waves of 5Rhythms dance class within the ability of your own body.
Homelessness is all too commonplace in Manchester. Join Danny Collins, a poet and ex veteran who has known what it’s like to live on the streets, as he shows you through sites relevant to helping those experiencing homelessness at the moment. It’s one of the most heartfelt and honest tours of the city and it’ll open your eyes to a world of good will.
To really sink your teeth into the two cultural giants this city has to offer, try the Rock and Goal tour. A walking tour that’ll show you some of the traces left behind by the big names from the worlds of music and football.
For a creative start to 2020 have a go at a new artistic practise with an evening of marble printing. Whether you’re a wide eyed optimist or moving into the decade with caution, there are plenty more tours and activities for you to sink your teeth into. Get inspired to try something new.
Here are our picks
Get into the the heart of the machinery with technical tours of the mines at the National Coal Mining Museum.
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.
People’s History Museum – Manchester’s national museum of democracy – celebrates its 10th birthday with a special weekend of events.
In the night of ideas, Alliance Française open the field to discussion in the first of two nights in which difficult issues will be tackled by anyone interested.
Join Skyliner for an alternative view of the Norther Quarter, learn about the area’s political happenings through it’s stunning public art.
Kelly Quinzel, Manchester based visual artist and embroidery master, will welcome you into the vibrant world of embroidery and help you create your own piece to take home.
Become acquainted with the process and skill set of photo screen printing as you watch your designs come to life.
Explore the Open Exhibition at HOME in British Sign Language with experienced and knowledgeable tour guide Jennifer Little.
Angela Saini and Pratik Chakrabarti come together to discuss how race, industry and britain’s colonial past have shaped our scientific history as they ask, Who Owns Science?