for its third year from 11th to 14th October, The
Manchester Weekender will bring another weekend-long snapshot of the best the
city has to offer in terms of art and culture.
of Manchester’s most eclectic art and culture events, there’s a wide range of
weird and wonderful things to see there, from pop-up cinema and superstar
authors such as Self, Ford and Barker, to performance art, palaces made of milk
teeth and radical printmaking. But don’t take our word for it, book hotels in
Manchester and see for yourself!
of a showcase than a festival, the rationale behind the Weekender is to show
off the best of Manchester’s art, culture and music to the rest of the UK,
through blockbuster exhibitions in the city’s museums and galleries, gigs and
theatres and a clutch of festivals from literature to science.
more than 80 events taking place in some of the city’s most iconic and historic
spaces, there’s a lot to take in, with highlights including:
Taking place at the National
Football Museum until December, Football Photography documents 30 years of the
changing face of British football. Photographer Stuart Roy Clarke – who has travelled to more than 4,000
football games across the globe, shooting more than 100,000 images – captures pictures
which are simple, emotional, passionate and resonant, and he is perhaps best
known for the iconic Motty in the snow dressed in a sheepskin coat and the
spectacular sight of Eric Cantona in action.
to the Northern Quarter
Tours of Manchester can be a bit predictable, but one
of artist Michael Trainor’s walks will enable you to see the city in a whole
new light, through street art, trends of the indigenous community and the
extraordinary commercial landscape.
David Shrigley at Cornerhouse
and disarmingly funny,
artist David Shrigley is showcasing his often puzzling works at Cornerhouse
until 6th January.
a full list of events, visit the website,
where you can also find features,
previews, reviews and interviews, including an exclusive interview
with David Shrigley.
even if you can’t make the Weekender, the event only signals the start of the
cultural season, and because Manchester is a year-round hub for culture, you
can find more cheap hotels at Travelodge
at any time of year.