6 things to do in Greater Manchester this weekend (11 – 13 September 2015)

Here’s our guide to the best of what’s on in and around Manchester this weekend.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival

MFDF

The Manchester Food and Drink festival returns this weekend to take over the city centre, offering a huge programme of events, both indoor and outdoor. The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built food-village. For more information, see the Visit Manchester website.

Fairfield Moravian Church & Settlement Heritage Open Days

Marovian Settlement

Guided tours of the historical Moravian Settlement at Fairfield are available for visitors this weekend. Founded in 1785 as a self-sufficient religious community, these unique buildings have retained much of their original character and are a gem well worth seeing. More information here.

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Black pudding

This weekend you can watch competitors from Lancashire and Yorkshire test their skills in the annual World Black Pudding Throwing Championships in Ramsbottom. Expect a lively atmosphere and loads of fun. See here for more information.

GMP Museum Heritage Open Day

GMP Museum

The Greater Manchester Police Museum will be opening its doors this weekend as part of Heritage Opening Days. The museum will be hosting a special event – a mini transport festival in the yard, and visitors can come and see old police cars as well as looking round the 1879 police station.  To find out more, click here.

I Must First Apologise Online Spam Exhibition

Spam exhibition

Many inboxes are clogged with online spam every day, but where and how did it begin? Find out in the opening weekend of ‘I Must First Apologise’, a major new exhibition from Beirut-based artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.  This free event explores the history of online spam and scamming through film, sculpture, photography and installation. More details here.

The Lowry Outlet’s Waterside Food and Craft Market

Lowry Food and Craft

The open-air market will host over 30 stalls offering a wide range of seasonal produce from artisan breads to hand-made chocolates, local cheeses, and award-winning sausages as well as an abundance of crafts including handmade gifts, homewares and jewellery. To find out more, click here.

Have a great weekend exploring the region. For more inspiration go to visitmanchester.com.

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