3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (07 – 09 November, 2014)

Manchester Ice Rink

Manchester Ice Rink

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

  • With one of the most family friendly line-ups in the history of Manchester’s Christmas celebrations, this year’s light switch-on show will have something for everyone. Join the party from 7:30pm on Friday in Albert Square.
  • Manchester Ice Rink is now open. Skate amongst the glass towers of the city’s luxury dining and retail quarter and soak up the Christmas atmosphere on a romantic date, night with friends or family day out.

Cheeky Competition

  • Travel First Class to Manchester with Virgin Trains and stay overnight in the gorgeous boutique hotel, the Malmaison. Enter the competition here

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

  • @RivingtonChoco1: Northern quarter for breakfast then art & crafts centre, then art gallery followed by late lunch at San Carlos ….or Nings 🙂
  • @VisitBolton: Dave Spikey will be performing at the @octagontheatre as part of his Punchlines tour! Sat 8th, 7.30pm, £16 per ticket!

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest this weekend:

  • Gill Shelmerdine: Lowry outlet snow ball event, plus the waterside market.
  • Paula Turnough: Ice rink at spinningfields
  • Steven Mangini: Go to Cenotaph in St Peters Square on Sunday with a poppy in your lapel to give support and respect to the people who gave their lives for our freedom.
  • Katie O’Connor: This week is Guerrilla Eats #secondbirthdayparty celebrating their 2nd year of street food parties. This week they have 6 street food traders and a fully stocked bar with a very special guest appearance from Tim Peaks with coffees, cakes and Tim Peaks DJs. There is a big Retweet competition to be won @Guerrilla_Eats and as usual it’s family friendly and FREE ENTRY!
  • Tray Keymer-Blay Irlam: Fireworks Display 6pm-9pm tonight http://www.salford.gov.uk/viewevent.htm?id=6714
  • Salford City Council: Join us in the park for funfair rides and fireworks. Fire show starts at 7.00pm. Fireworks at 7.30pm. Funfair until 9.00pm.
  • Lauren Jones: Friday food fight next to amc at the Great Northern

For more festive ideas go to visitmanchester.com/christmas


2 thoughts on “3 things to do in Manchester this weekend (07 – 09 November, 2014)

  1. Edward Rex

    How about…

    Dark Lights from the North

    This event presents the debut solo show from Manchester artist Edward Rex.

    Edward’s work addresses the reality of depression, death, solitude and threat. He describes his work as ‘images [which] appear and disappear, searchlights shooting from overwhelming voids, vanishing points into nihility and flickers of connection on a dying monitor’.

    Edward will be joined by musician and songwriter Nev Cottee who, following his 2013 debut album Stations, will be offering a glimpse of his follow-up album Strange News from The Sun, again produced by Mason Neely and Carwyn Ellis (Colorama/Edwyn Collins) and inspired by artists such as Lee Hazlewood, Scott Walker and Spiritualized.

    Exhibition & Album Launch: Dark lights from the north
    Anthony Burgess Foundation
    Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 7:30 pm | Free



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