ESIL fringe events

Guided tours

Manchester History Tour (2.5 hours)
Wednesday 12th September 18.00 – meet at the Central Library Steps, St Peter’s Square

Afternoon Tea (2 hours)
Wednesday 12th September 16.00 – meet at The Vimto Statue, Sackville Building
OR Saturday 15th September 16.00 – meet at The Vimto Statue, Sackville Building

Tour of Canal Street (2 hours)
Saturday 15th September 19.30 – meet at the Alan Turing Statue, Sackville Park, Sackville Street

Manchester Local Brewery Tour (3 hours)
Saturday 15th September 19.00 – meet at The Vimto Statue, Sackville Building


Manchester City v Fulham, 15th September, 15.00
Buy tickets to the game at the Manchester City website

Watford v Manchester United, 15th September, 17.30
Watch with us at O’Sheas Irish Bar, M1 6NF (arrive earlier for seats)

Manchester United Stadium Tour
Pre-book tours via the Manchester United website

Manchester City Stadium Tour
Pre-book tours via the Manchester City website

Concerts and theatre 

HOME  (Tony Wilson Place, First Street)
Othello Macbeth: Friday 19.30, Saturday 19.30

Royal Exchange Theatre
Queen Margaret: Friday 19.30, Saturday 19.30

Live music

Royal Northern College of Music
Gruff Rhys + Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra: Saturday 20.00

Band on the Wall
Man concert: Friday 14th September

Palace Theatre
David Crosby & Friends: Saturday 15th September

Matt and Phreds (Jazz)
Chinese Marbles: Saturday 15th September 21.30

Manchester Academy
Europe Tour the Earth 2018: Friday 14th September
Why?  Saturday 15th September
View all Manchester Academy September events

O’Sheas (Irish/folk)
Live music Thursday to Sunday

The Peer Hat (Experimental)
Paddy Steer: Saturday 15th September
Ian Svenonious: Sunday 16th September

The Pen and Pencil
Dave Haslam (Haçienda), Saturday 15th September 20.00


Exhibitions and venues

Whitworth Art Gallery (Whitworth Park)
See what’s on at the Whitworth
Recommended: “Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil”

The Lowry (Salford Quays)
View all current and upcoming exhibitions at The Lowry
Recommended: the Lowry permanent collection

National Football Museum (Urbis, Cathedral Gardens)
See whats on at the National Football Museum

People’s History Museum (Leftbank, Spinningfields)
See whats on at the People’s History Museum

Elisabeth Gaskell House (Plymouth Grove, Victoria Park)
Find out whats on Elizabeth Gaskell House

Get moving!

South Manchester Park run (Platt Fields Park)
Register to join the free 5km timed run: Saturday 15th September 09.00

Sunday roast

The Wharf, Castlefieldview menu

Alberts Chop House, Albert Squareview menu

The Blue Pig, Northern Quarterview menu

Further afield

See the Peak District – Get the train to Edale 

See the Lake District – Get the train to Windermere

See North Wales – Get the train to Conwy