Something For The Weekend: Fri 4 – Sun 6 April

1. Can Draw, Will Draw Weekend (2 day course) – Sat 5 – Sun 6 April

An intermediate weekend drawing course for adults who are ready to take the next step in drawing. On the Can Draw Will Draw weekend, you will develop your observational drawing skills by experimenting with using a variety of materials to explore aspects of tone, texture, scale and colour.

Sat 5 April – Sun 6 April

11am-3.30pm

Suitable for intermediate levels aged 18+

£35 for the weekend including materials/ £28 concessions & Salford residents

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2. Sketchole – Sun 6 April

Sketches and character comedy and generally funny stuff from some of the North West’s most exciting comedy minds. It’s better than what’s on your telly.

“For those who like their comedy different and multi faceted, Sketchole is a must see.”Manchester Wire

“Sketchole will prove to be just as refreshing for North West comedy fans” Giggle Beats

“It is up to the audience to commit to the madness put on stage in front of them, led on a journey into madcappery by some of Manchester’s finest and funniest.”Manchestersfinest.com

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3. Imperial War Museum North presents ‘From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region’ – Opens Sat 5 April

Opening this Saturday, From Street to Trench will reveal the important contribution the North West made during the First World War.

Marking the 100 year commemoration, IWM North  have gathered together over 200 objects, films, sound recordings, photographs, artworks and letters. The displays include items from IWM’s unrivalled national collections and from personal public donated items, many of which have never been on public display before.

Find out how the war affected the region and discover how the society we live in today was born out of the rapid changes that resulted from the First World War.

As the North West was a major focus for recruitment, many left the region for the first time to serve across the globe. The exhibition features previously unpublished stories of soldiers, sailors and pilots who fought in all major campaigns, from Gallipoli in Turkey to the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium.

Founded in 1917 to mark the sacrifices made by civilians and soldiers alike, IWM is a world leading authority on the First World War. This will be IWM’s first major exhibition marking the centenary in 2014.

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