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What’s On In Manchester This Week: 11th – 17th February

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Looking for things to do in Manchester this week but short on cash? Check out our selection of free events happening in our city 11th-17th February.


Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
All Week – Runs until 6 May | Manchester Art Gallery

An exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. The showcase offers a rare opportunity to view 12 of his drawings from the Royal Collection, which includes anatomical studies, caricatures and more.

Leonardo da Vinci's the head of a youth

Leonardo da Vinci’s The head of a youth, c.1510, red and black
chalks on orange-red prepared paper


Tuesday Talks at the Whitworth: Mary Griffiths and Kostya Novoselov
Tuesday, 12 February, 11am | The Whitworth | No booking necessary

In 2010, University of Manchester Professors Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on graphene. Over the last year, Novoselov and artist Mary Griffiths have collaborated to create Prospect Planes, a video drawing accompanied its own musical score. They are both hosting a talk at the Whitworth to discuss their work.


Free Jazz
Tuesday, 12 February, 7:30pm | Band On The Wall | Sign up required

A free-entry event showcasing a selection of boundary-pushing jazz, electronic, hip hop, funk, soul and experimental music. Featuring a mixture of local acts and groups from elsewhere in the country, if you’re looking for cutting-edge music, you’ll find it here.

Free Jazz at Band on the Wall

Free Jazz at Band on the Wall


See My Dunya
All Week – Runs until 23 March | Manchester Central Library

A photography and film exhibition that examines the Somali-British experience, focusing on Moss Side in Manchester. Also including a 3D sculptural installation, the collection invites you to learn about the Somali-Mancunion experience through the images, testimonies and sounds of the community.


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