Thursday, February 02, 2006

Updated weekend: art galore, smithsco



What to do this weekend? For starters, the British Art Show 6 is in town, so seize the opportunity to gorge on contemporary art, it only comes around every five years. In particular, I thought the Whitworth Gallery and the Chinese Arts Centre both had a pretty impressive selection of works. Above image courtesy of The Telegraph, where you can see a gallery of images from the exhibition before it arrived in Manc.

And Friday is the monthly Smiths Disco at the Star and Garter, if howling lyrics to little-known Moz tunes in the company of sweaty former teenage misfits is your thing. Get there early...

In totally unrelated other news, it appears that XFM has finally announced a launch date for the Manchester station: March 15. Indie-heads rejoice.

Update: have removed refs to blog meet and zine fest because, erm, that's next weekend. Talk about getting ahead of oneself.

5 comments:

Mantex said...

Many thanks for these suggestions of "What's On in Town this Weekend". With the demise of City Life, I find such news items really useful.

ISLAND MONKEY said...

Good news on the XFM..

Gail said...

Ah, I never realised how popular the Smiths night would be, we arrived too late and couldn't get in :(

yankunian said...

Yeah, it's crazy how popular the Smithsco is. I think you can buy tickets in advance, for next time. It's always the first Fri of the month.

Ian said...

Indie heads, in most of Manchester, can already get a fair deal of guitar driven goodness from the Revolution (96.2 on FM). It's transmitting out of Oldham so some in the southlands may not be able to receive it.

With the Rev and XFM we're going to have some of the finest radio possible.