Manchester Social Wellbeing

What’s on in October

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On campus 

Friday 4 October, 11am – Get Into Volunteering fair

Hosted in the SU Exhibition Space, with FREE entry, Get Into Volunteering showcases a wealth of opportunities to get involved with student-led volunteering and fundraising activity. This relaxed volunteering fair can help you find the right project for you. Volunteering can help you gain work experience, meet new people and give back to the Manchester community. Plus there’s free tea and cake….need we say more? 

Friday 4 October, 6pm – Alternate Lecture Series with Chantelle Lunt

As part of Black History Month the Students’ Union welcomes Chantelle Lunt for the next instalment of their free Alternative Lecture Series. Chantelle is a decolonial educator, activist, and founder of Merseyside Black Lives Matter Alliance. A great opportunity to hear more about her work and what action we can take to continue to decolonise education. Hosted in the SU Theatre and Theatre Lounge.

Saturday 5 October, 6pm – Union Assembly

Want to discuss, debate, and learn about the most important issues facing students today? Then come along to the Union Assembly and have your say whilst gaining new skills and insights into the way your Union works. Hosted in the SU Theatre and Theatre Lounge. 

Thursday 13 October, at 1pm and 5pm – Kilimanjaro 2023 Discover Your Next Adventure

Ready for an adventure? Registrations are now open for the SU’s Kilimanjaro climb! Join an information session at Theatre Lounge, Manchester Student’s Union to find out how to get involved  in this epic opportunity including exciting extension travel add-ons, such as  going on a safari and visiting Zanzibar. The trip is part of KPAP’s approved Partner for Responsible Travel. 

Wednesday 19 October, 10am – International Pronouns Day Stall

Go to the SU Exhibition Space to learn more about the importance of asking for pronouns, and respecting them, and grab yourself a free customisable pronoun badge! 

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In the city 

Friday 7 October,  6-11pm – The Night Market UK at Victoria Baths

See the Victoria Baths like never before at The Night Market, where the ultimate shopping experience meets an alternative festival night out! From artisans and artists, jewellers and designers, bakers and candlestick makers, The Night Market showcases the finest local small business talent with over 100 independent stalls. Plus, there’ll be street food to feast on, multiple bars to whet your whistle and DJs. Where else can you dance, eat and shop without travelling to a festival? Student tickets are only £5.50, order yours online now!

Friday 7 October – Sunday 23 October, – Manchester Literature Festival 

Manchester literature festival presents an exciting line-up of incredible writers, world class actors, broadcasters, and comedians taking place at vibrant venues across the city. Including talks with Maggie O’Farrell, Edward Enninful & Bernardine Evaristo in Conversation and Monica Ali. Take a look at the full Festival programme here.

Sunday 9 October, – Grimmfest 2022

Calling all horror fans! Explore four whole days of movies, Q&As, talks and exclusive events at Odeon Great Northern, Manchester. See the very best in brand new horror cinema, with every selected feature and short film being a premiere. Where better to go to get your spooky Halloween fix? 

Friday 21 October – Sunday 30 October,– Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival returns with an unmissable programme featuring world premieres, inspiring experiences, and entertaining events, all aimed at exploring what makes us human and asking the question, ‘What does the future hold for humanity?’. From family-friendly games and tinkering to after-hours adult events, there’s something for everyone. Explore the Festival programme to find out what’s on and book your tickets now.

Saturday 29 October – Sunday 30 October, – Monster Procession

Expect a crazy procession of monster puppets, stilt walkers, and a five-piece band this Halloween! This unmissable roaming performance from Walk the Plank will be held in the city centre and pass by Manchester Arndale and Market Street. Don’t forget to look up, there’ll be plenty of monsters climbing on roofs, and decorating Manchester’s buildings. Check it out!

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