Seven Sensational Things To Do In Manchester This Weekend (Jan 10 – 12)

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Seven Sensational Things To Do In Manchester This Weekend (Jan 10 – 12)

The weekend awaits!

What’s that I see on the horizon? It’s only the bloody weekend, and it’s never looked more beautiful. There are so many magnificent things to do in Manchester over the next few days, the only issue will be trying to cram it all in!

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1. Reserve your tickets for this spectacular free light and projection show at Media City (January 24 – 25)

The Porsche Soul Electrified event will take over Dock 10 Studios, Media City on January 24 and 25 and it’s set to be an unmissable event for lovers of design and culture. The experience will begin with a small exhibition that chronicles the origins of the new Taycan, followed by a bespoke light and projection art installation which will bring the electrified soul of the Porsche Taycan to life. Click here to reserve your tickets.

2. See the LEGO art exhibition

Photo: Art of the brick

Heralded by CNN as a global ‘must-see exhibition’, The Art of the Brick has returned to the UK after five years touring around the world.

More than 75 pieces of art feature in the exhibition, which opened its doors on November 22. The exhibition focuses exclusively on the use of LEGO bricks as an art form, with Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Sawaya creating pieces of art ranging from 3D sculptures to oversized portraits. Get your tickets here.

3. See sword swallowers and twisted contortionists at the Circus of Horrors

The spectacular promises an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts including sword swallowers, herculean women and demon dwarfs all woven into a sensational shock/horror storey featuring the darkest of magic.

With sensational aerialists, knife throwers and twisted contortionists, organisers are promising a rock ‘n’ roll roller coaster of a show with a mainly original soundscape, which will be performed with the acts’ forked tongues firmly in their cheeks. Click here to get your tickets.

4. Treat yourself to a relaxing yoga retreat at this gorgeous monastery

Photo: Yoga with Zoe Macphail

Taking place The Monastery in Gorton Lane on January 11, it promises to be the perfect setting for a wonderful, relaxing experience that will allow you to de-stress and reconnect with yourself.

Zoe Macphail, lululemon ambassador and owner of Hot Yoganic, will guide guests through a day of Vinyasa Flow classes, sound healing, guided meditation and Yin Yoga, fuelled by delicious and healthy snacks. Click here to book your tickets.

5. Get your tickets for Cirque du So Gay before they sell out

Photo: cirquedusogay

You’re invited into a world of fantasy and fun for a night of spellbinding performances at Tribeca Bar in Sackville Street. Expect everything from singers to fire breathers, who’ll be performing dangerous and exciting acts for your entertainment.

With unmissable shows from some of Manchester’s top acts including Madame Kelsea and Ophelia there’ll be everything to keep audience members on their toes and howling with laughter. Click here for tickets.

7. Try a vegan croissant from Pret

More than 20 million croissants are sold at Pret every year, and this marks the first time that the business will sell a vegan-friendly option.

Following months of development and numerous customer requests, the food team at Pret has created a vegan recipe for the French breakfast pastry synonymous with butter, and it’s available now.

The Very Berry Croissant uses margarine and sunflower oil to re-create the buttery, light texture of a traditional croissant. The pastry is then filled with a deliciously sweet berry compote and finished with a sprinkling of sugar, making for a breakfast treat that is a great option for customers participating in Veganuary or those keen to try something new.


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