Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page. 

Food tour with guide

1. Explore 73 years of Scouting history at RHS Garden Bridgewater  

A unique exhibition at RHS Garden Bridgewater tells the story of the Middlewood Scout Camp, which was housed on the garden's site from 1943 until 2016. Memories of Middlewood: 73 years of Scouting delves into the archives and memories of those who stayed at the camping ground and provides a glimpse into a treasured past and explains where the scouts have found a new home through photographs, videos, and personal stories.  

2. Enjoy music from a renowned cellist at the Royal Northern College of Music  

Join Cellist, Mikhail Nemtsov and RNCM students for an exhilarating programme of contemporary works for cello and wind orchestra on Thursday 3 March. Mikhail Nemtsov is an RNCM alumnus and Principal Cello with the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra and along with several others has been made an Honorary Associate Artist of the RNCM. Tickets from £12. 

3. Celebrate International Women’s Day in Hulme  

Join the team at Z arts in Hulme on Sunday 6 March for a fun-filled afternoon of creativity to celebrate International Women’s Day and the wonderful women who work with Z-arts.  Watch live performances, get crafty or work up a sweat in the drop-in dance classes. There’ll be something for every age, no matter your gender.   

4. Watch a podcast recorded live at The Met in Bury 

Mr P, a primary school teacher for over twelve years and his younger brother, who also works in a school, are sharing their funny insights into life on the frontline of the classroom as their leading education podcast hits the stage at The Met in Bury on Saturday 5 March. As one of the most followed teachers on social media in the UK, Mr P and his brother, also Mr P, will share with you some of the funniest stories they’ve heard in the classroom from teachers all over the country.  

5. Eat the city with Scranchester Tours 

Scranchester tours will take you on a multi-stop food tour of Manchester. Recently featured on a visit by vlogger Dejashu, the tour reveals the food and drink stories of Manchester, which is famous for its ‘scran’. Join expert tour guide Rob Kelly and enjoy great food from some hidden gems and discover the histories behind the food; from Victorian plant hunters and the Italian ice cream families of Little Italy, to the birth of vegetarianism.  

New opening of the week: Band on the Wall reopening after major expansion 

Following a major expansion project, Manchester’s oldest music venue Band on the Wall is throwing open its doors on 3 March, and there's a huge reopening season on the cards. With an increased capacity for up to 500 people, highlights include DJ’s, traditional quartets and upcoming bands. Tickets for the full reopening season can now be purchased here.   

Book Now: Manchester Film Festival at Great Northern 

Grab a bucket of popcorn, as the Manchester Film Festival returns 12-20 March at the Odeon Great Northern. Over 130 films will screen, all playing in Manchester for the very first time, and 80 of the selected films will be from the UK. From psychological dramas, to documentaries, and comedies, the festival will see 27 world premieres and 74 UK premieres across and many of the filmmakers will be in attendance to take part in Q&A sessions after screenings.  




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