Get the most out of Manchester this winter with these Funzing events


If you live in Manchester, you’ll want to get the most out of this world-class city. And we have just the ticket: Funzing is an online hub collecting together some of the most exciting, life-enhancing events in the North. 

There’s no better to explore the hidden depths of Manchester and its people. 

But where to begin? We’ve picked out some of our faves for you, but don’t just take our word for it – there are countless different events on the site, catering to all tastes, ages and interests. 

The Funzing events are an ideal way to learn about Manchester, plus meet some like-minded locals, and the Secrets Behind The Football Transfer Window talk on Tuesday 28th January is a scorcher for all you football fans. 

After all, Manchester is home to two of the biggest football teams in the world (let’s pretend our pesky rivals at the other end of the East Lancs don’t exist). 

This talk is hosted by Jon Smith, a former big-league football agent turned author, who has enough stories from his 20-year career as an agent to fill a dozen books. 

Here, he’ll talk about how he once sold Diego Maradona, owned his own private zoo, and was nearly kidnapped in Uzbekistan, among other wild and wonderful tales. 

Or if romance is on your mind, Funzing has a whole host of speed-dating events, whether you’re in your 20s or in your 50s. 

Nervous? Don’t be. The expert team behind these events know exactly how to put people at ease, and even if you don’t find the love of your life you’re guaranteed to have a laugh, as well as boost your confidence and learn a few dating skills along the way. 

These events take place in late January and February, catering for different age brackets. Give it a shot, you never know – this time next year you might be looking for wedding events on Funzing instead. 

If you’re more of an artistic type, why not check out the PopUp Painting events? These began back in 2013 as a way of bringing art out of stuffy classrooms and into places where people eat and socialise every day – bars, restaurants, workplaces, and occasionally people’s homes!

Grab a glass of wine and let your inner creativity loose, while mingling with other people who love to paint but want to let their hair down while doing so. 

PopUp Painting is the brainchild of host Gareth Lewis who says “I’m not an artist, and with a little guidance and encouragement, I can paint. So can anyone!”

Your ticket price includes all art materials, guidance from practising artists, and a canvas that you get to take home and hang with pride. Not to mention some great memories and new friends. If you like art and you like socialising, what’s stopping you? 

But that’s just a tiny selection of the events on offer at Funzing. Whatever you fancy, there’ll be something in there. 

Put away those TV boxsets and get exploring all the different sides of this great city!



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