2016

Manchester After Hours has got it all going on – a one-night, city-wide social.

A mixology of odd couplings and unexpected combos. A chance for you to get into places and spaces not often open after hours, and, with everything timed and clustered in different neighbourhoods, you can create your own nocturnal journey around the city.

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An Itinerary by District


Take a look at what’s on offer in the Manchester After Hours event, divided into districts.

As well as providing you with an opportunity to experience a huge selection of arts, culture, music, film and more in a short space of time, it’s also a chance to visit spaces and places that you haven’t been before, and to revisit neighbourhoods

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An Itinerary by Theme


Manchester After Hours is an evening designed to provoke exploration and adventure; it’s all about trying out out places and cultural events that are outside of your normal activities, and meandering into parts of town that you don’t often spend time in.

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D'Arts Festival


The Whitworth

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19:00 - 23:00 (final at 10pm)

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Physical


The Portico Library

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18:00 - 21:00

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After Hours: SEE-SAW presents an interactive, live drawing event


Manchester Museum

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18:30 - 22:00

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Salford's Sarsaparilla Sounds


Working Class Movement Library & Salford Museum & Art Gallery

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17:00 - 22:30

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Sound from the Stores


People's History Museum

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18:00 - 20:00

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After Hours: Behind Closed Doors


Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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18:00 - 20:00

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Hey! Manchester steam train tour


Museum of Science and Industry

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18:00 - 21:45

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Bad Uncle's TV Party


Manchester Central Library

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17:30 - 19:30

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Manchester Camerata


Common

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18:00 - 22:00

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Debt Records


The Lowry

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17:00 - 22:00

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Voices of the City


Manchester Jewish Museum

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20:15 - 22.45

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International Photobooth Convention


Fred Aldous

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18:00 - 20:30

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Neon Sonnets


John Rylands Library

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18:00 - 21:00

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Poets Corner


Chetham's Library

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19:00 - 22:00

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Manchester Left Writers and Vocal Harum


Castlefield Gallery

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19:30 - 21:00

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The China Connection


CFCCA

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18:00 - 20:00

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Jessop & Williamson - A night in the life of Christopher Credence


Oklahoma

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20:00 - 22:10

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Unit X


London Scottish House

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18:00 - 21:00

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Bebop, Bass & Beats


Walrus

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21:00 - late

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Seen/Unseen


Islington Mill

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18:00 - 21:00

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Manchester After Hours has got it all going on – a one-night, city-wide social.

A mixology of odd couplings and unexpected combos. A chance for you to get into places and spaces not often open after hours, and, with everything timed and clustered in different neighbourhoods, you can create your own nocturnal journey around the city.

This is a taster of what’s on with new events being added to the programme all the time. Keep an eye on the website for the latest news and listings.

Manchester After Hours is part of Museums at Night, which continues throughout the weekend. Light Night runs in Liverpool on Friday 13 May and The Late Shows takes over Newcastle on Saturday 14 May.

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