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. 

1. Go the the Dark Side of the Moon at The Blues Kitchen 

Join The Blues Kitchen as they celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album The Dark Side of the Moon. Released on 1 March 1973, the album has been critically-aclaimed as one of the best albums ever released. To mark the anniversary, The Blues Kitchen is recreating the psychedelic masterpiece with a night full of Pink Floyd music – be quick though, tickets are selling fast! 

2. Box on the Docs Art Hall opens at Salford Quays 

Eight local artists are profiled in a new temporary covered venue as part of Box on the Docks at Salford Quays. New Art Showcase is a mix of artworks, alongside independent street food vendors, Seven Bro7hers Bar and a variety of events including workshops, family activities and live music. This week they’ll host their free Monthly Games Night Social, and a free Kids World Book Day costume competition and mini disco (with prizes!)  

3. Muslim Women’s Art Festival launches in Manchester 

Coming to The Whitworth from 4 March, The Muslim Women’s Art Festival will bring together more than 20 events from now until June. Launch day will be packed with activities including; henna painting, hijab styling sessions, card making, face painting for kids, and exhibitions from local artists. Also known as MACFEST, you can find out about all the events taking place here

4. Learn how to Bellydance at Band on the Wall 

Learn something new whilst improving self-esteem, fitness, and posture with a fun bellydance workshop at Band on the Wall. Sessions start on 2 March and run throughout the month, and will teach you the bellydance technique accompanied by a range of music. Adults only, and open to all genders, sessions start from £6.  

5. Walk for Women as part of International Women’s Day 

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Walk for Women returns to Manchester to celebrate all women, giving an opportunity for friends, colleagues, or even strangers to come together and make some noise for Greater Manchester’s incredible women. The walk is free, and starts at Manchester Cathedral, following a route to Central Library. Register to attend here

Book Now: East Lancs Railway – Dining with Distinction 

Returning in March, East Lancashire Railway’s popular Dining with Distinction events are now availbale to book. Experiences include murder mystery nights, Red Rose dinner, wine and gin tasting, and include food and drink and a ride on a heritage steam or diesel train. Find out more here.  




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