It’s another bank holiday weekend, which gives us plenty of time to enjoy the abundance of activities Manchester has to offer. The weather forecast looks good too, which is always a bonus.
Head to A Good Feed in Sadler’s Yard for a weekend-long foodie collaboration involving lots of top restaurants. Keep On Dancing is a fascinating film showing at HOME about the impact of Manchester’s house music scene, whilst a new adaptation of noir thriller Brighton Rock is at The Lowry until Saturday.
Manchester Keeps on Dancing
This new feature film documents – in exceptional detail – the arrival of house music in Manchester from Chicago in the 1980s, through to the acid house explosion of 1988 and a further 30 years of its phenomenal impact. Digging deeper than the story of the famed Haçienda, this documentary presents archive footage that has never been seen on film, including footage filmed by Tony Wilson, together with in-depth interviews with key figures. The 6pm screening is followed by a discussion with director Javi Senz, DJ Krysko and Dave Haslam. Saturday 26th May, 6pm and 8.35pm, HOME.
Brighton Rock at The Lowry
Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal present their new stage version of Grahame Greene’s novel set amongst the underworld of 1930s Brighton, showing at The Lowry until Saturday. Based on the classic thriller by Graham Greene and adapted by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery, the story sees 17-year-old Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton where one brutal murder leads to the next. The play has been co-commissioned by The Lowry for their Week 53 festival. Until Sat 26th May, The Lowry, tickets £20.
A Good Feed
Sadler’s Yard is playing host to A Good Feed, an exploration and celebration of food culture in the north this weekend. It’s a collaboration between the proprietors of Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In, Northern Quarter institution Common, and design studio Plant NOMA, offering a four-day changing spread of food options with a focus on humble ingredients, community and skill. Special guests will produce one-off dishes with sessions from Sam Buckley from WTLGI, Matt Nutter from Allotment and Mary-Ellen McTague of The Creameries among others. There’s also food from Umezushi, Honest Crust and Pasta Factory. Friday 25th – Monday 28th May, Sadler’s Yard.