3 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (6 – 8 February 2015)

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

Queer Contact 2015

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As part of LGBT History Month, Contact brings you a festival of events spanning performance genres and including both emerging artists and the best of established UK and international work.

Scuttlers at Royal Exchange Theatre

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Inspired by the riots of 2011 and the stories of all the Manchester gangs between the nineteenth century and today, Rona Munro’s new play smashes the nineteenth century against a twenty first century sensibility to bring the young Scuttlers back to vivid, potent life.

Pi:Platform for Investigation at MOSI

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Examine how bugs can help health, and how water can be turned into horsepower. Pi: Platform for Investigation is the museum’s monthly contemporary science programme showcasing cutting edge research, live experiments and art and science collaborations.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend this weekend:

  • ‏@retrokits Vintage fair at Whitworth Hall tomorrow
  • ‏@MLFHSManchester Central Library so much to see & do watch a film play a piano even borrow a book.
  • @TheAirportPub Visit us!! Our destination pub & Grill makes a great day out!! #visitus #Manchester
  • ‏@VisitBolton View from a Bridge is on for only one more week @octagontheatre and there are a few tickets left for tomorrow nights performance!

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

  • David Shanahan: Proper old pub Hair and Hounds shudehill
  • Kim Hutson: Ordsall Hall in Salford is just a stone’s throw from Manchester City centre on the tram – a fantastic Tudor manor house hidden away between Media City and a housing estate. It’s free to get in and it’s only open 1pm-4pm on Sunday. There’s a really interesting tour of the building at 2pm (which is £2) – and they do really good coffee and cakes (and hot vimto!) – loads for kids to do too
  • Stephen Sutherland: There is FREE comedy @ http://www.social-circle.co.uk/event-view.asp?id=9908
  • Sophie Jayne: Libberton Cocktails in Spinningfields!
  • Mary Evans: John Rylands Library – fabulous building, lovely cafe and shop.
  • Eve Redmond: MCDC Manchester Craft is great to browse at handmade craft (& buy!) theres a great cafe too!
  • Claire Kenyon: This launch of The Vintage Emporium it looks amazing https://www.facebook.com/events/1534204186848121/
  • Anthony Paige Mathers: If its sunny go walk around Heaton park

For more information about what’s on in Manchester go to www.visitmanchester.com

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