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. 



‘Catch ‘Em All’ at The Trafford Centre 
 

A unique, treasure hunt-style event will take place at The Trafford Centre from Monday 17 October to Sunday 13 November, where visitors can discover hidden art of the 151 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region. The Pokémon art will showcase a wide variety of artistic techniques and styles from across the ages, including cave paintings, stained glass and oil paintings for families and fans of all ages to enjoy free of charge. 
 

Glide around Cathedral Gardens with Skate Manchester 
 

Skate Manchester is back this year from Friday 21 October, welcoming skaters onto the ice for another season at Cathedral Gardens. Kicking off the Winter season is Scare Skate, a Halloween-themed skate path that will lead you around one of the city’s iconic monsters forming part of the annual Halloween in the City event. Tickets start from £12.50. 
 

Unlock the mysteries of Music at Manchester Science Festival 
 

Manchester Science Festival returns on Friday 21 October, for a week-long series of events celebrating science and innovation through world-premiere events and experiences. Tickets are now available for its headline exhibition, Turn It Up: The power of music which will explore the science of music’s mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel, and share.  
 

Journey through the night sky at Jodrell Bank 
 

Sit back and relax this week as a team of experienced presenters and astronomers guide you through the universe with one of Jodrell Bank’s iconic Dome Shows. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about astronomy and explore the history of the iconic Cheshire Observatory. Tickets start from £12, with dome shows starting from an additional £4. 
 

Explore The Art of Banksy in one of the world’s largest exhibitions 
 

Following a successful global tour, The Art of Banksy, opens this week on Friday 21 October to display 145 iconic and original pieces from the works of street artist Banksy. Working with leading Manchester arts centre HOME, the exhibition will be hosted in a purpose-built 1,200 sq meter structure featuring rarely seen works on loan from private collectors. Tickets start from £21.50 with the exhibition running until Sunday 8 January 2023. 
 

New opening of the week: Green Arches 
 

A pair of former Beatnikz brewers have opened the doors this week to a new utopia for keen beer enthusiasts. Green Arches promises a friendly and inclusive space offering a wide range of home-brewed beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Opening alongside neighbours GRUB and The Sparrows, the Red Bank area is quickly becoming a must-visit for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre.  
 

Save the date: Halloween in the City 
 

Join the Manchester Monsters for a weekend of shockingly good events across the city centre. From a giant rooftop monster invasion and Monster Party Procession to a brand-new family-friendly Monsters Rock Music festival. Check out the dedicated Halloween in the City page for more detail on what there is to do in the city during the spooky season.  

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Pokémon: Art Through the Ages
Event
Pokemon mural

A special, treasure hunt-style event will take place from 17 October until 13 November throughout Trafford Centre, where visitors will be able to discover hidden art of the 151 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region. The Pokémon art will showcase a wide variety of artistic techniques and styles from across the ages, including cave paintings, stained glass and oil paintings for families and fans of all ages to enjoy free of charge.

Skate Manchester
Event
Skate Manchester

The stunning outdoor ice rink will be in the heart of the city at Cathedral Gardens, from 21 October 2022 until 2 January 2023. This year, you will find a brand-new ice path allowing you to skate around the beautiful Christmas tree, surely it can’t get more festive than that!

Manchester Science Festival
Event
Manchester Science Festival poster

Manchester Science Festival returns from Friday 21 – Sunday 30 October 2022 with an unmissable programme featuring world premieres, inspiring experiences and entertaining events, all aimed at exploring what makes us human and asking the question, 'What does the future hold for humanity?'

Jodrell Bank
Observatory / Planetarium
Child exploring Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction.

The Art of Banksy
Exhibition
The Art of Banksy protest

A blockbuster exhibition with 145 iconic pieces from private collections across the globe creating the world’s largest touring collection of authenticated and unique Banksy artworks.

Halloween in the City
Festival
Halloween in the city monster

Look up, look out, beware! Halloween in the City is back this October.

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