What's on this week?

Published on 13 December 12

What’s On?


Whitworth Art Gallery

Building on Things: Images of Ruin and Renewal until 6 Jan 2013

Featuring works by Piranesi, Canaletto and Whistler alongside Tacita Dean, Patrick Caulfield and Anne Desmet.

Jane and Louise Wilson until Jan 2013

Featuring the world premiere of their new film The Toxic Camera alongside Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum). 

Hockney to Hogarth: A Rake’s Progress until Feb 2013

Aisha Khalid: Larger Than Life until Jan 2013

Examining the relationship between hand and machine embroidery. 

Saturday 15th Dec

1 - 3pm, Crafternoon Tea, £5

1 - 3pm, Alternative Camera club, free

7.30 - 10.30pm, Hockneys's New York Loft Party, free

Sunday 16th Dec

12.30– 1.15pm, Performance by RNCM students, free

1.30 – 3.30pm, Colourful Sundays, Fun drop-in creative workshops. Free

Monday 17th Dec

12.30 - 11.30am or 11.30- 12.30pm, Toddlertastic, free (booking essential

Tuesday 18th Dec

11 – 12.30pm, Tuesday Talks, free

Wednesday 19th Dec

10.15 – 11.15am, Art Baby, free (booking essential)

Thursday 20th Dec

8.30 – 9.30am, Yoga, £3 (booking essential)

For more information visit theirwebsite or call 0161 275 7450 to book for an event.

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

For more information, visit their website

Manchester Academy 1, 2 and 3

Friday 14th Dec

Action Bronson - £12.50

Saturday 15th Dec

Jessie Rose + The Naughtys + The Minz + Chaddy - £8

The Hives - £17.50

Molotov Jukebox - £10

Sunday 16th Dec

Atonement Fest 2012 Featuring Silent Screams + Martyr Defiled + The Elijah + I'll Stay in Memphis + Enginevein - £10

Monday 17th Dec

Ellie Goulding - £22.50

Buy tickets from the Students’ Union, Oxford Road, at easy Internet Café, 0871 2200260 or visit theirwebsite for more details

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre offers a great day out for all the family. Come and explore the planets using our model of the Solar System. Find answers to the wonders of the Universe, listen to the sounds of the Big Bang and discover what the scientists are researching ‘Live’ in our interactive Space Pavilion. The glass-walled café offers spectacular views of the iconic Lovell telescope and fantastic homemade cakes! 

Opening times


John Rylands Library (Deansgate)


Fifty Years of a Clockwork Orange until 27th January

What the Dickens until 21st December

Friday 14th Dec

1 - 2pm, It is not only fine feathers that make birds fly (booking essential)

Saturday 15th Dec

2 - 3pm, Medieval Season: Gargoyles R Us Architectural Tour (booking essential)

Sunday 16th Dec

2 - 3pm, Hark! Raise your voice and help raise funds for the Wood Street Mission

For more details, click here.


International Society

Wednesday 26th Dec

Boxing Day sales Visit to Chester and Chesire Oaks

Manchester Museum

Breed: The British and Their Dogs, 

until April 2013

Building on Things: Images of Ruin and Renewal, until Jan 2013

Friday 7th Dec

6.30 – 9pm, Student Social - A student-curated social event in the new Ancient Worlds Gallery, free

Saturday 8th Dec

11 – 4pm, Big Saturday: Winter Festival, free 

Tuesday 11th Dec

10.30 – 11.15am, 12.30 – 1.15pm and 1.30 – 2.15pm, Baby Explorers - Sensory play for babies, free

Thursday 13th Dec  

2 – 3pm, Geology Identification Drop-In Sessions

 information, click here


St Peter’s House Chaplaincy

Mondays 5 - 6pm 

Rush Hour Choir - Open to all staff and students, no singing experience necessary. £1.50 per session

Sunday, 11am Holy Communion

12.45pm Lunch (1st Sun)

Sunday, 6.30pm Evening Worship (term time only)

Wednesdays , 12.15pm Eucharist

Foyer open 10am – 5pm, weekdays

An area where students and staff can relax and meet friends. A tea/coffee machine is available.

Roman Catholic Chaplaincy, Avila House

Mass Times (term-time only)

Sunday, 7pm (Holy Name Church) next door to the Chaplaincy

Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday, 5.30pm, Chaplaincy Chapel

Weds, 1.05pm, Chaplaincy Chapel

The Jewish Student Centre and Synagogue

Hillel House, Greenheys Lane, 0161 226 1139


Muslim Chaplaincy

South Campus Mosque, McDougall Centre

Jammaat (Group Prayer) Daily Juma Prayer Friday 1.15pm


North Campus Mosque

Basement of Joule Library, Sackville Street Building

Jammaat (Group Prayer) Daily Juma Prayer Friday 12.30pm

The role of Volunteer Muslim Chaplain is to provide pastoral support, guidance and a listening ear to Muslim staff and students.


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