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What to do in Manchester? Oct 2013

18th October 2013 Posted by numagoo
 

Numagoo is not just a digital marketing company but also a proud Manc. We write about events and attractions in this marvellous city. In our Manchester posts, we cover festivals to craft shops. As always there is a lot to discover and enjoy.

Chinese Arts Centre.

Established in 1986 the Chinese Arts Centre is the leading organisation for the promotion of contemporary Chinese art in the UK. Manchester has the second largest Chinese community in the UK and the organisation has grown off the back of the regions rich Chinese heritage. The centre is alive with exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, international projects and events that reflect the dynamism of contemporary Chinese art. Head down this weekend to see the Reform Design Show and Will Kwan – Breathe Residency. It is centres like this which give Manchester its culturally diverse edge. The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Mr Cooper’s House and Garden Restaurant opens at The Midland.

Simon Rogan’s latest restaurant venture offers a truly unique dining experience. To give you some background on the restaurant with trees as table displays. In 1819 coach manufacturer Thomas Cooper had one of the largest private gardens in Manchester, which stood on the present day site of the Midland Hotel. So when Simon Rogan and his team were researching how to create an unforgettable restaurant they did not have to dig too deep (excuse the pun) for inspiration. The rightly named Mr Cooper’s House and Garden is split into the house with bookshelves and antique maps and the garden with plants, trees, outdoor furniture themed sections. It’s an adorable idea. With it being a Michelin star chefs restaurant you might expect the prices to be just as magical. However, no main is more than £20, many closer to the £10 mark. Look outside the box and create excellence. http://www.mrcoopershouseandgarden.co.uk/

All That Is Solid Melts into Air. Jeremy Deller @ Manchester Art Gallery.

The first place to host Jeremy Deller’s latest exhibition is Manchester art gallery. Deller takes a personal look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British popular culture, and its ongoing influence on our lives today. He skillfully mixes together contemporary music, film and photography with a vast range of 19th-century images and objects. He focuses on the chaotic urbanisation that has affected British society – looking at figures who rejected the life planned out for them due to the industrial revolution. For instance, Adrian Street born to a Welsh mining family, he rejected a life in mines to become a flamboyant international wrestler. An event not to be missed. He Successfully marries together the makeup of the north; music, strong identity and the industrial revolution. Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun (until 9 pm Thu), all weekend (Saturday 12 Oct-19 Jan 2014) The event is free.

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