What’s On In Manchester: Semester 2

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing Exhibition

From Feb 1st, Manchester Art Gallery will take part in Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a national exhibition to commemorate the artist’s death.

The gallery will exhibit drawings from the Royal Collection by Leonardo da Vinci and is completely free to enter, however we do recommend a small donation that helps the gallery put on unbelievable exhibitions like this. This exhibition will be available to view until May 6th.

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Violin and score

Whitworth Gallery Sunday Concerts

Friends of the Whitworth present a series of free bi-weekly Sunday Concerts performed by students from Royal Northern College of Music that are open to all, free of charge on selected Sunday afternoons from 3pm!

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art launch a new group exhibition ‘Chinternet Ugly’ this month, which navigates the chaotic vitality of China’s online realm. ‘Chinternet Ugly’ celebrates lo-fi aesthetics and pays tribute to the humanity found between the cracks in a digital world of smooth transitions, polished selfies, blemish correcting software and autocorrect.

The exhibition opens early February and features a new co-commission by Miao Ying and installations by five other leading new media artists: aaajiao; Lin Ke; Liu Xin; Lu Yang and Ye Funa.

Chinese lanterns
Blueberries pancakes

Pancake Day – Tuesday March 5th

Pancake day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is a day celebrated here in the UK every year between Christmas and Easter. You’ll definitely see plenty of offers and products in supermarkets during the build-up to the day.

Our favourites include the classic British pancakes with simply lemon juice and sugar and of course, the more indulgent strawberries (or any fruit you like) and chocolate spread combo!

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day is always celebrated on March 17th, the date that Saint Patrick passed away. It’s always a big deal here in the UK despite it being a traditionally Irish celebration. Bars and pubs all over the city are sure to have plenty of offers to help you celebrate the true Irish way – by drinking!

Happy saint patricks day
UK parliament and big ben

Brexit – March 29th

As you will have seen over the past few years, the UK is currently in the process of attempting to split apart from the rest of the European Union  There are several activist groups and movements calling for ‘A People’s Vote’.

On this day, it is said that the change will be taking place. Make your voice heard and campaign against it along with thousands of other people! Writing to your local MPs is a great way to do this.

Easter – April 21st

It’s traditional in England for children to receive chocolate Easter Eggs on Easter Sunday. The academic year is split up for holidays – Christmas being the first and then we get another holiday in April to celebrate Easter.

Make the most of your holiday and get ready for your exams during exams (and don’t forget to eat loads of Easter eggs!)

Good easter eggs

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