What’s On – Jubilee Bank Holiday

Published 31st May 2012.


Hells bells, it’s a packed calendar this weekend. Someone having a Jubilee??

This isn’t a definitive list, so if you think there is something missing or you have a great forthcoming event that we should be promoting – then bang it in the comments box.

Have a great weekend!


Jubilee What's On montage of photos and events


Screenfields @ Spinningfields

Every Thursday evening during the Summer, a movie will be shown on the big screen in Hardman Square in Spinningfields. £2.00 per film or £9.99 for a season ticket. Becoming Jane will be showing on 31st May and How to Marry a Millionaire on 7th June. spinningfieldsonline.com.


Spinfest 2012 Best of British

Free daytime music festival celebrating city life on the 3rd, 4thand 5th June. In honour of the Queens Jubilee the second Spinfest at Spinningfields will be a celebration of British classic music, including rock, pop and indie. Spinfest.uk.com


The Summer House in Exchange Square

Launches Friday 1st June. Watch the Jubilee celebrations on the BBC’s big screen, including the Thames Jubilee Pageant and the Jubilee Concert – from an urban garden with giant gnomes! Manchester Confidential News.


Tatton Park’s 3rd Biennial Art Exhibition

With sculptures and installations dotted in and around the grounds. tattonparkbiennial.org. You can read a bit more about it and see some great photos on this weeks Tatton Biennial Blog.


Northern Quarter Jubilee Street Parties

Monday 4th June. Confirmed Jubilee street parties are High Street 12noon – 9.00pm, Thomas Street 12noon – 9.00pm, Stephenson Square 12noon- 5.00pm and Edge Street 12noon – 9.00pm. Manchester Confidential Entertainment Listings.


Eurocultured Festival

Street festivals right across Manchester 3rd & 4th June celebrating the diversity of European culture. Over 100 acts are lined up to play across Manchester in six venues and three covered stages. Eurocultured.com.


The 2012 West Didsbury Beer Festival

Friday 1st June at The Albert Club running through to Monday 4th June from 1.00pm everyday till late. Didsbury Life.


The House of Annie Lennox

This exhibition is at The Lowry until 12nd June 2012. Free. Open every day. Manchester Confidential Entertainment.


Beached Festival 2012

Headlined by The Futureheads – Manchester’s annual bank holiday party at Castlefield Basin’s pop-up beach.The event runs from 12pm – 11pm on Saturday 2nd June 2012.Tickets are available now (from this link) for just £12. Manchester Confidential Entertainment.


Castle Sands

Castlefield pop up beach  with BBQ, beach bar and games. Reference Manchester Confidential and get a free bucket and spade with your first drink. Click here for more information.


Castlefield Family Carnival

A full programme of fun activities, food, markets and music on Sunday 3rd June from 10am ‘til late. Castle Street will be closed to traffic and lined with picnic benches, street party style. Our Castlefield.


Other sources of ‘What’s On’ inspiration

Creative Tourist Event Radar

City Life

Babies in the City

Manchester Confidential Listings

Didsbury Life

Northern Quarter Life


Alison x  (your 4Manchester Women Editor)


Photographs: Alison Staples, BBC Picture Library – Island records/Lee Broomfield, Stella & Dot, Baba+Boo and The Cupcake Box.

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