3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (12 – 14 September, 2014)

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships in Ramsbottom

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships in Ramsbottom

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend plus some bonus suggestions from our social media friends.

  • The World Black Pudding Throwing Championships will be taking place in Ramsbottom. This annual competition, which dates back to the 1980s, see’s Black Puddings hurtled at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20ft high plinth. Expect a lively, fun atmosphere and hundreds of puddings.
  • Several of the north-west’s best artisans will come together to create a traditional open-air shopping experience at The Summer Festival of Markets. Savour the best pies, breads and cakes whilst browsing unique handmade soaps, ceramics and home wares.
  • Cornerhouse presents two major new exhibitions. Manchester-based artist Qasim Riza Shaheen’s Autoportraits in love-like conditions features commissions produced over a 12-month period spent in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria presents a newly commissioned body of work for her first major exhibition, Virgin with a Memory.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend:

  • ‏@TheMightyBoomer: as nfl season has just started, fancy @MancsMayhem open training on sunday. Non-contact, fun and no prev experience necessary
  • ‏@BlueManCTiD:  go to the football museum
  • ‏@annienewsham: The fantastic @MarketHouseAlty officially opens this weekend. Gorgeous food, wine, craft beer, music in a beaut old building.
  • ‏@LadyLoves2Shop: ladies shopping night tonight @FlixtonGC1893 #urmston #Manchester from 7.30pm.
  • ‏@CastlefieldGall: Martin Hamblen’s 10 day Launch Pad exhibition exploring maps & borders http://ow.ly/BpIdI  ENDS Sunday
  • @Paper_Gallery_: Consider the connection between Drawing & Memory. Last day of UNSTABLE GROUND on Saturday. 🙂 http://www.paper-gallery.co.uk/70879/3819170/paper-artists/unstable-ground
  • ‏@ciaronjohn: http://youtu.be/znLPAleeyz4
  • @Quaytickets: Pandora’s Box @The_Lowry http://bit.ly/1lZabTE
  • ‏@JobsworthUK: If there’s one place you should visit it is @ManCathedral – superb place. The newly-refurbished Central Library is also great.

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest:

  • Chris Moore: Visit Museum of Science and Industry,take a mosey in Affleck’s Palace, Walk on the canal behind the Hacienda, visit Imperial War Museum and whilst there admire ‘The Theatre of Dreams’, have a coffee in the Royal Xchange building and gaze at the ceiling
  • Carl Petch: Visit the dogs home and show support and donate #mcrdogshome
  • Gill Shelmerdine: The Lowry outlet are holding their monthly ‘waterside food and craft market’ this weekend
  • Jennifer Hollamby: Heritage Open Days. Hundreds of beautiful old buildings across Greater Manchester opening their doors and holding events.
  • Andrew Gent: World black pudding competition, in Ramsbottom this Sunday open to everyone
  • Coyote Sports: Head over to Beast Rampz who are having a BMX Jam from 4-11pm this Saturday.

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