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Things To Do This Weekend : 21-24 March

Alex Pike recommends Johnny Marr, Mary McCartney and Mancunian Freuds

Written by . Published on March 20th 2013.

Things To Do This Weekend : 21-24 March

Exhibition: Developing - Photographs by Mary McCartney, Lowry, Salford, Running until 19 June

Having graced fashion magazines and galleries alike, Mary McCartney is no stranger to glamour and culture with her latest world renowned photographs currently on display at the Lowry. Fresh from having photographed her equally famous sibling Stella’s designs for Comic Relief, this solo exhibition showcases her individual style, capturing a number of famous faces in off guard portraits.  A particular point of interest is ‘The Radical Women’ - a gallery devoted to revolutionary figures from the world of art and performance, and part of Manchester’s ‘Wonder Women: Radical Manchester’ programme (available here).

The exhibition also features a number of pieces from her earlier work ‘Off Pointe - A Photographic Study Of The Royal Ballet After Hours’, which showcased the chaotic behind the scenes world of the Corps de ballet.

More information is available here.


Developing PhotographsDeveloping Photographs


Talk: ‘Mancunian Freuds’, John Rylands Library, Deansgate,23 March 12-1pm

Learn something new about the ‘pop’ psychologist by discovering his links with Manchester in this exploration of letters between the Freud family. View correspondence between the daddy of psychoanalysis, and his close family based in the city and gain an interesting insight not only into his private life, but his association with Manchester. Entry is free, and more information can be found here.

Mancunian Freud

Gig: From Another Place presents Base Ventura & Kaatskill Mountains, Dulcimer Bar, Chorlton, 21 March 8pm

Start your weekend early south of the city at Dulcimer Bar, where From Another Place will be showcasing their usual brand of noise, leaving Chorlton’s ears ringing for the rest of the weekend. Come and see Twisted Tapes very own see psyche revivalists Base Ventura in one of their few Manchester gigs, supported by the equally astonishing noise band Kaatskill Mountains. Entry is £4 on the night, tickets are also available here

For information follow @FrmAntherPlce

Bass VenturaBass Ventura

Gig: Johnny Marr, The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, 22 March 6.30pm

Johnny Marr is a man who needs little introduction in Manchester. His musical reputation well and truly precedes him from beginnings in The Smiths to his recent stint in The Cribs. Join the Manchester guitar legend as he returns home, rounding off his first solo tour for ‘The Messenger’. See Marr at his best, performing his eponymous single along with fast favourite album tracks ‘I Want The Heartbeat’, ‘European Me’ and ‘Upstarts’. The Ritz is an over 14s only venue, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost £22.50 and are available here.

Johnny Marr

Food: Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn, High Street, 10am-12.30pm

Often find yourself craving the Cali-Mexican edible offerings from Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn before noon? Well fear not, the head honchos have an antidote to the blander breakfast offering in the city, offering an Almost Famous style breakfast starting this weekend and featuring bacon and hot sauce galore. For more information follow them on Twitter @LiquorAndBurn

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Event: Speed of Light, Lowry Outlet Mall, 21-23 March 8pm each night

See the Lowry Outlet Mall a glow for Speed of Light, which sees the Quays lit up by scores of illuminated runners. Originally a centrepiece of the Edinburgh International Festival, Speed of Light is a choreographed pattern of lights created by runners lit up by LED suits making their way across the bridges and buildings of Salford Quays. Recently staged in Yokohama, Japan, registration for this unique event is now open to all those able to run a 5K, with participants receiving a goody bag and their own high tech T-shirt. For more information or to register go here.

Speed Of Light

Shopping: Manchester Vintage Kilo Sale, Peoples History Museum, Spinningfields 23 March

Do you love a bargain or perhaps just prefer to shop by weight? Well the Manchester Vintage Kilo sale is for you. Brought to you by Judy’s affordable vintage fair, the kilo sale features over five tonnes of nostalgic fashion finds, with the stock being replenished all day. The idea is simple, £15 for a kilo of clothes to bring your wardrobe to life or to sort out your Saturday night outfit, with the sale now stocking accessories. The sale is open to trade between 10am-11am and the general public between 11am-4pm. Find out the specifics on Judy’s affordable vintage fair’s blog here or find them on Facebook.

Judys Vintage Fayre

Party: The Deaf Institute 5th Birthday Party, Grosvenor Street, 23 March 10-4am

Ah 2008, the year of Fidel Castro’s resignation as president of Cuba, Hurricane Ike hit Texas, the Hadron Collider was finally switched on, and the year that Manchester’s favourite hipster joint The Deaf Institute screamed onto the scene. Join the Deaf institute to celebrate their fifth birthday with a little help from their friends as they take over the whole building, offering free drinks and free entry for all their long standing fans. More information available here.

Deaf Institute Birthday Party

Party: ¡FIESTA CLAUSURA! 2013, Instituto Cervantes, Deansgate, 23 March 8pm

If the Deaf isn’t quite your scene, and your already mourning the end of ‘¡Viva!’ Spanish and Latin American film festival, why not head down to the Instituto Cervantes to celebrate the end of the nineteenth film festival. Expect drinks, dancing and music galore. Free Entry all night with more information available here.

Viva Festival Picture

Festival: Salford Sonic Fusion Festival, University of Salford, 21-24 March

Fans of experimental music should head to The Salford Sonic Fusion festival, held at the university's campus. Held over four days and directed by Stephen Davismoon, the Sonic Fusion Festival seeks to showcase a range of experimental music such as; sound installations, interactive pieces, a world premiere of brand new pieces and commissions. A particular gem of the festival is the University of Salford’s Brass Band performing ‘Salford Toccata’(1989), a piece specially composed by renowned Harrison Birtwistle. The festival will be held over a variety of venues, for ticket information and the listings see here


Salford Sonic Fusion Festival

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Karina DouglasMarch 21st 2013.

Spoilt for choice!

Angela SeagerMarch 21st 2013.

Speed of Light event tomorrow night for me!

Karina DouglasMarch 21st 2013.

Hope it doesn't snow and spoil the event!

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