From an enormous water fight to the exotic Caribbean Carnival, the seaside in Heaton Park, here, we have discussed some of the best things to do in Manchester this week..
COME TO THE BEACH Until 6 September
The exclusive recreation of this exotic idyll has continued with Gary Gore’s Come to the Beach, a gigantic ‘seaside’ area aka sandpit. Rides are plentiful and you can even get an infinite ride wristband; which can be available at £7.99.
With the incredible sun loungers, sandcastles and spades, you always need a proper beach when you will have a fake one in the middle of a park? Infinitely there is more fun for sure. It will come to floor in Heaton Park, M25 2SW (from12 to 5pm)
DARKNESS AND LIGHT – EXPLORING THE GOTHIC Until 20 December
If you’re a culture vulture for whom the above will make you shudder, instead of getting your art fix in John Ryland’s with their fascinating exposé on all things Goth. The outstanding edifice is an incredible setting for an exhibition on how its architecture has shaped both the Gothic literary genre and the modern media. It will commence in John Ryland’s Library, 150 Deansgate, M3 3EH.
PLATFORM MCR: CITY HACK From Monday 10 August
If you will brush off the Monday gloom, then you will find some at Contact’s workshop with the collage artist Beth Powell. Create the ‘City Hack’ inspired images and know tips and tricks for future artistic endeavours. The workshop operates from 1-3pm for those aged under eighteen; while the evening 6-8pm slot is only for adults.
Teens are also involved in the theatre’s weekly Monday night drama sessions and even learn from experts around the arts spectrum. The venue of this event will be at Contact, Oxford Road, M15 6JA.
OPEN DAY – TACTICAL FIREARMS UNIT in Tuesday 11 August
If you opt for something fancy or a bit different, then you will pop along the GMP Museum to learn more about the life at the forefront of crime. Every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer holidays, you will watch an open day; that features visits from the specialist units. This event will commence at the Greater Manchester Police Museum, Newton Street, M1 1ET (From 10.30am to 3.30pm).