Best Things to do in Manchester this week: 28th Dec 2019 – 3rd Jan 2020

Including Attenborough, Bottomless Brunch, Beethoven & New Year's Eve.

The Pen & Pencil Bottomless Brunch
Saturday 28th December
Bottomless Brunch has pretty much been done to death by now. Everyone and their mum offers it nowadays, with it looking to be only a matter of months until Greggs and Maccies get involved in the action too. But this one at The Pen & Pencil is different. Different because it’s truly BOTTOMLESS, with not just endless booze, but also endless dishes as well. Unlimited food and drink for 3 hours for £40. Mega.

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Beethoven by Candlelight
Saturday 28th December
After all of the excess of Christmas, what better way to relax than to sit in a Cathedral and listen to Beethoven by candlelight? UK pianist Daniel Grimwood will be sitting down to have a tinkle with the ivories – performing the Moonlight Sonata – one of the German composer’s most famous bits of music.

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The Lock Inn (Winter Edition) @ Withington Baths
Saturday 28th December
Continuing their series of pop-up pubs in unusual places, The Lock Inn will be headed to Withington Baths this Saturday, serving up plenty of locals beers, ciders, gin and more. There’s two sessions through the day; a family friendly one from 2pm and then an 18+ one from 6pm. Should be a good one!

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New Year’s Eve
Tuesday 31st December
Okay, we all know that New Year’s Eve is a big night. Probably the biggest night of the year to be honest, which usually means that it’s a complete letdown. Everywhere is really busy, really expensive and you’ll more than likely just find yourself too hammered to remember the clock striking 12. Well, perhaps it’s time to make this year different – and actually enjoy yourself for once? There’s plenty to choose from in the city – just check out these…

The Best Parties this New Year’s Eve 2019


Secrets of Planet Earth II
Wednesday 1st January
It’s impossible not to love David Attenborough and the day he dies will be the saddest day in the world. Unless he’s immortal – which would go to explain quite a lot. Before he gets iced though we can still enjoy his absolutely phenomenal nature programmes, and nothing beats Planet Earth II in terms of scale and ambition really. Award-winning film producer Dr. Chadden Hunter will take you on a fascinating journey through the hidden secrets of Planet Earth II and general wildlife filmmaking. There’ll be never-before-seen footage, anecdotes, gags and the occasional serious talk about conservation and not treating the planet like your own personal shit tip.

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The Hammo Show at Urban Artistry
Friday 3rd January
You have probably seen some of Hammo’s artwork dotted around the city – it’s very unique and very good. As Urban Artistry re-opens this week after the Christmas break, they’ll be hosting this exhibition opening – a chance for Hammo to show off some of his new artwork, as well as flog some of them too. Expect a few beers to be knocking around too.

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