What To Do This Weekend 30.05.24
What To Do This Weekend 30.05.24

What To Do This Weekend 30.05.24

In this special Manchester edition, we’re rounding up everything going on in the city this weekend. From beauty workshops to new restaurants, our guide has options for everyone…

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Beauty Workshop @ Selfridges

Manchester’s Selfridges is hosting a beauty workshop series this weekend. On Thursday, a special event by Charlotte Tilbury will celebrate the launch of the brand’s new fragrances, and attendees will receive a goodie bag and a complimentary drink. Elemis will then be taking over on Friday, with a masterclass on SPF, while the team from Too Faced will be teaching you how to nail summer’s biggest beauty trends, and showcasing its new mascara, which is exclusive to Selfridges. Finally, fragrance house Creed will take you on a scent journey as it unveils its new launch. Tickets range from £25-£35 and are redeemable against products purchased on the day.

60 The Trafford Centre,Trafford Park, Stretford, M17 8DA; until 2nd June

Visit Selfridges.com


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Children’s classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is coming to The Lowry in Salford this weekend. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the critically acclaimed show is a vibrant celebration of Eric Carle’s beloved book and an ideal introduction to live theatre. The story comes to life on stage with a delightful array of 75 lovable puppets and enchanting music. Tickets start from £21.50.

Pier, 8 The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ; until 1st June

Visit TheLowry.com




The newly opened Skof was tipped to be Manchester’s next Michelin starred restaurant even before its official opening. Transforming the Hanover building in NOMA, the eagerly awaited fine dining establishment marks the first solo venture from chef Tom Barnes – who is best known for his tenure as head chef at Rogan & Co when it received a Michelin star and as executive chef at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume. This Grade II-listed space takes a more relaxed approach to the traditional fine-dining tasting menu, which revolves around local, seasonal ingredients.

Hanover Building, Federation and Hanover Street, NOMA, M4 4AH

Visit SkofManchester.co.uk



From The Stone Roses to Oasis, New Order to The Smiths, there’s a myriad of Manchester bands that have reached hall of fame status. Naturally, the music scene in the city is top tier, and if you're spending a weekend there, booking in to see some live music is a must. Manchester-formed indie-pop band, Corella are performing this Friday at the O2 Ritz venue. Catch them before they make the rounds at Reading and Leeds this year.

Whitworth Street West, M1 5NQ

Visit TicketMaster.co.uk

Ducie Street Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse



Next weekend will see Manchester’s biggest festival, Parklife, return to Heaton Park. This year’s line-up includes some of the most exciting names across pop, hip-hop and electronica, including Doja Cat, Kaytranada and Peggy Gou. Best of all, everything happens right in the city centre, so there’s no camping or endless walking required.

Heaton Park, Manchester, M25 2SW; 10th-11th June

Visit Parklife.UK.com


Ducie Street Warehouse

The trendy Ducie Street Warehouse has opened its summer terrace. Taking residence this weekend is a Native Youth pop-up shop, where attendees can shop sustainably sourced clothing at sample sale prices. Then, stick around for the live DJ, who will mix house, funk, techno and disco tunes – we’d also advise sampling a few drinks from their cocktail menu, like the limoncello spritz.

Ducie Street, M1 2TP

Visit DucieStreet.com

Parklife Festival
Parklife Festival
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