* Please check in advance with organisers that any events you plan to attend are still going ahead following the death of the Queen - information correct at time of publication.
Swim and Supperclub and The Big Splash
Victoria Baths, Friday 9 September, Saturday 10 September – Sunday 11 September
Manchester’s Grade II listed Victoria Baths is opening its pool to the public this weekend for a rare chance to take a dip in its historic pool. These days, the venue plays host to all sorts of events, from food and drink festivals to theatre performances, but has only been used for swimming three times since 1993.
On Friday there will be a fundraising event for Victoria Baths involving a swim session followed by a three-course Sri Lankan dining experience for 16 and overs.
For the rest of the weekend, members of the public will be able to book 45-minute swim sessions, including changing time in one of the old-fashioned pool-side cubicles. Swimmers must be aged eight and over and visitors are reminded that there are no showers at the pool.
If you don’t fancy a swim, the building will be open to the public. Guests can take a guided tour or visit the gift shop and cafe.
More details about both these events can be found on the Victoria Baths website.
Mayfield Depot, Saturday 10 September 2pm – Sunday 11 September 4am
The Warehouse Project season kicks off with its Repercussion festival, which returns for a second year.
The all-day and night event boasts a mega line-up of acts, spanning all genres and performing across five stages, from veteran reggae DJ David Rodigan to drum and bass legend Goldie. Headliners include Mercury prize nominee Little Simz and Jamie xx.
Tickets start at £49.50. More information can be found on the Warehouse Project website.
Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Saturday 10 September
A celebration of all things Manchester is taking place this Saturday, featuring tribute acts of some of the city’s musical legends – Oasis, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and more – as well as an acid house stage, an acoustic bier keller and a guilty pleasures stage playing 80s classics.
Tickets start at £20.60 and can be found on Skiddle.
Gin and Rum Festival
Manchester Cathedral, Friday 9 September – Saturday 10 September
* Please note this event has now been postponed owing to the Cathedral being used for royal remembrance: see here.
Big Kid Circus present Mayhem
Wythenshawe Road, Wednesday 7 September – Sunday 11 September
Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town. Big Kid Circus will be bringing a variety of acts including motorbike stunts, acrobatics, clowns.
Tickets cost £10.99 for children and pensioners, and £12.99 for adults. Matinee shows start at 4:45pm and evenings shows at 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets via the Big Kid Circus website.