Manchester is absolutely buzzing with culture, more than we may even realise.
We’re not all booze and drinks you know?!
With unique expeditions and well-known attractions for you and the family to visit, you’ll have plenty of things to cover this month – just in time for the summer holidays too.
1. Bee in the City
Over 100 individually-designed worker bees have been dotted around Manchester to create one giant ‘bee trail‘ for you and your family to conquer.
With the bees being dotted around the city’s streets, parks and public spaces it’s a great way to explore just what Manchester has to offer – and the kids love it too.
2. Imperial War Museum’s ‘Lest We Forget’ Exhibition
A true eye-opener and set to be a prominent jewel in Manchester’s cultural crown, Imperial War Museum North’s brand new ‘Lest We Forget?’ exhibition explores the shocking and unprecedented scale of the First World War.
The exhibition itself not only serves to educate and remind us how the First World War shaped the society we live in today – but also, importantly, how remembrance as we know it has been transformed and re-imagined throughout the past 100 years.
3. BlacKkKlansman at HOME
Produced by Oscar-winning Get Out auteur Jordan Peele, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman tells the astonishing true story of one of the riskiest undercover investigations in American history – an improbable early ’70s case in which African-American police detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel’s son) applied for and was ultimately granted membership to the Ku Klux Klan.
Exclusive preview on the 20th August with live satellite Q&A with Spike Lee at HOME, Manchester’s centre for contemporary theatre, film, art, music and more, Cineworld Didsbury and Odeon Trafford Centre. Buy your tickets here.
General release nationwide from 24th August.
4. Whitworth Art Gallery
‘Gathering of Strangers’.
The master of exhibitions, the Whitworth Art Gallery is home to many historic and cultural events for you to feast your eyes on.
Find out what’s on here.
5. Museum of Science and Industry
The museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry with emphasis on the Manchester city’s achievements within the fields.
Join the museum for their ‘Summer at MSI‘ event where you can your family can invent, shape and create their way through the holidays with daily free activities and shows.