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Whether you live in the middle of a city or out in the countryside, nature is all around us. Just like the scientists who work at The Manchester Museum – you too can become an Outdoor Explorer. To help you get started the museum has made some short, online films. You can start hunting for […]

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Sit back and enjoy a live reading of Elizabeth Gaskell’s story about motherhood. This event will take place online – tune in from the comfort of your sofa. The reading will be followed by a short discussion.

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Whether you live in a city or in the countryside, you will find all sorts of nature on your doorstep. Anybody can be an Outdoor Explorer. The brilliant Manchester Museum have made some short films that you can watch online. Explore the world around you – find minibeasts and study plantlife. Don’t forget to share […]

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Step into the imaginative world of ‘Doodle Den’ with the People’s History Museum. All of the activities are online so you can enjoy ‘Doodle Den’ at home. Build your own special den and then relax and lose yourself in the fun and freedom of doodling. Pick up a pen and pencil and scroll through the […]

Join John Kirk for a fabulous ocean-themed story hunt. Story sessions are 20 minutes long and suitable for the whole family. You can tune in by logging on to the Manchester Libraries Facebook page.

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Join multi-talented writer and illustrator Steve Smallman as he reads Dr Duck, a story about a doctor who makes all the poorly animals better. Then sharpen your pencils and get ready to draw too. What a treat. The event will be shown on our Facebook page as part of Manchester Libraries Summer Reading Challenge.

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Mothers Who Make is a friendly support group and creative networking session for mothers who are artists. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, sessions will be held on Zoom. The group welcomes mothers who are working in any creative discipline, and at any stage in their career. The sessions offer a wonderful opportunity to share experiences, […]

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Suitable for ages 50 and over, Let’s Dance is a series of lively online dance sessions from the Manchester Museum. Dance is a super way to build stamina and increase your flexibility. It’s also a great way to have fun, whatever your experience and ability. Join dance practitioner Hazel Roy for these Age Friendly online […]

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Learn how to draw a different animal every week with author and illustrator Steve Smallman.  So get those pencils ready and draw along. The event will be shown on our Facebook page as part of Manchester Libraries Summer Reading Challenge.