Social Events in Manchester, Greater Manchester This Week

Let’s explore social events in Manchester, Greater Manchester happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Manchester, Greater Manchester. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Manchester

WeMeet Salsa @ Revolucion de Cuba Manchester

WeMeet Salsa @ Revolucion de Cuba Manchester

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Revolución de Cuba Manchester

Salsa Social Wednesdays are back!

The teams at Latin Party UK & Revolucion De Cuba are putting together the biggest salsa and bachata night around every Wednesday in a new format!
**ALL FREE** classes and **FREE** dance social until midnight with the best teachers and best DJs, guaranteeing the best dancing, music and vibes throughout the night!

**FREE DANCE CLASSES:**
• 19:00 FREE beginners Sal(…)

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Creating a new IP in VR – Meetup #25

Creating a new IP in VR – Meetup #25

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: HOST Salford

We’re back for another event, this time hearing from another local VR Game Designer! Sharing their thoughts will be Jerry Johnstone from [Just Add Water](https://justaddwaterdevelopment.com/) on the challenges of launching their new IP *[Dig VR](https://www.uploadvr.com/dig-vr-announcement/)*.

We’ll be heading to **MediaCity** for this event and will be meeting at **HOST Salford**, courtesy of **(…)

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Wanna talk about it?

Wanna talk about it?

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Withington Library

Firstly, sorry for the lack of activity in this group. But it is back and I hope to see some of you there. For now it will be just a general discussion until we can move onto a more specific agenda in which each session will have it’s own focus eg coping strategies.(…)

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SCM & Booking.com Coding Dojo: Let’s Deliberately Practice some TDD!

SCM & Booking.com Coding Dojo: Let's Deliberately Practice some TDD!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Booking.com Transport office

What’s the format?

Fresh from his appearance at Agile Manchester our special guest Paige Watson (Director, Technical Coaching at Salesforce, ex Industrial Logic and part of the Leadership Team of the Seattle Software Crafters) will give an introductory talk on the “The ROI of Deliberate Practice”.

There will then be opportunities to Deliberately Practice different aspects of TDD, including the T(…)

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Women in Tech [Unfiltered] Sports Tech

Women in Tech [Unfiltered] Sports Tech

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: GM Digital Security Hub (DiSH)

We are super excited to announce the next event in the MTF Women in Tech [Unfiltered] series – Women in Tech [Sports Tech]!

In partnership with TeamViewer, proud partners of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and Manchester United, we will be talking about all things sports tech! From athlete performance and sport analytics to fan engagement and stadium/venue technology, we’ll be hearing from four(…)

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Empower HER Endometriosis Walks at Platt Field Park , Manchester

Empower HER Endometriosis Walks at Platt Field Park , Manchester

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Platt Fields Park

**Only for people who suffers from Endometriosis above age 18 or any other period related health conditions** \- No Dogs or Children\- Sadly you will be turned away\.

We are so exited to meet you 💛

If you cannot come to the walk but you have booked the event, **please inform us**.

We reserve the right to ask you to leave due to not following our guidelines so **please read** them before coming(…)

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Shut Up & Write!® Manchester City Centre

Shut Up & Write!® Manchester City Centre

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Jamaica Blue

Join us on Saturday mornings. We’re a friendly group of writers all working on a range of projects. So wether you’re writing a novel, personal blog, poetry or anything else you’re more than welcome to join us. If anyone wants to contact me In bewtween sessions about anything or wants any advice on anything you can contact me by email: [email protected]

**SCHEDULE:**
**10:00** \- Quick intro(…)

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Football (6-a-side)

Football (6-a-side)

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Manchester Tennis and Football Centre

Hi Everyone,

The game starts at 7:00pm. Please arrive in good time, especially if you have not been before and may need to spend a bit longer finding the venue.

We will take the first 12 rsvp’s for places and then start a waiting list (the pitches are big enough for 6 a side).

The cost is £5 each and is payable by bank transfer to the organiser (no cash).

• Please only RSVP if you can definite(…)

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Monthly Chorlton Park Meetup

Monthly Chorlton Park Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Chorlton Park

This is monthly Meetup of the group, meeting in a local park at playgrounds.
Next to the playground is a Tibetan Kitchen, that we can also stay longer to have lunch.
Hopefully the weather will allow it.(…)

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8 a side and optional drink at power league bar

8 a side and optional drink at power league bar

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Ardwick Powerleague Centre

8 a side football pitch 12(…)

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7 sins – pool night

7 sins - pool night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 7sins

Who’s up for a game of Pool? I am!

Pool table is booked from 7pm. Nice bar over in the Northern Quarter.

Depending on numbers will play singles or in teams. The venue has multiple tables and other facilities such as shuffleboard and darts if you want to try something different

**Accessibility**

Please be aware pool tables are located down a flight of stairs

The toilets are gender segregated

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Didsbury Speakers Toastmasters Club – Regular meeting

Didsbury Speakers Toastmasters Club - Regular meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Withington Golf Club

One half of the evening will be devoted to members’ Prepared Speeches, and the other half will be devoted to Table Topics, our impromptu speaking section, Evaluations and the presenting of Ribbons for the Best Speaker, Evaluator and Table Topic participant in each category, with a small refreshment break in between.

We meet at Withington Golf Club, 243 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, M20 2UE. Membe(…)

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Make friends & BlaBla Language Exchange

Make friends & BlaBla Language Exchange

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Kielys Irish Bar

Make international friends & speak languages !
The languages spoken may vary based on the participants.

👉🍺🥤 You are asked to order a drink directly upon arrival to participate.
🚫 Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
Thanks in advance for your respect towards the welcoming bars.

🔔📲💬 Follow our events on Telegram: 👉 [https://t.me/+3W4udE5FJGU0MDE0](https://t.me/+3W4udE5FJGU0MDE0)
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Saturday Night at The Lloyds

Saturday Night at The Lloyds

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The Lloyds

Join us for social drinks at this traditional pub in Chorlton. Everybody welcome. The Lloyds has fine cask ales, food served till at least 8pm and are dog friendly. So bring your thirst, hunger and Fido!

If it’s your first time with the group and it feels daunting meeting a large group of new people, I recommend arriving right on time so you meet the hosts and then meet everyone else gradually as(…)

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Werewolf Meetup (Third Thursday)

Werewolf Meetup (Third Thursday)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Wharf

**\*\*This event is on a Thursday this month due to venue availability\*\***

We’ll play games of Werewolf, and potentially other deception games if there aren’t enough people (such as Avalon, Resistance, Secret Hitler, etc).

Bring your friends, new people are always welcome and we will explain rules to anyone who needs it.

Don’t worry about RSVPing – Generally we get about 15-25 regulars, who c(…)

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NSManchester

NSManchester

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Neo

This month Oliver Bluff will be talking to us about all things Haptic in iOS.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!(…)

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The French Notes – Learn French with Songs

The French Notes - Learn French with Songs

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Carlton Club

Ever thought of learning the French language through the joys of French music?
**[Join us @The Carlton Club for a French course with melodic twist!](https://fb.me/e/1P0YWIrGe)**

We will use French songs as a tool to learn the language, perfect pronunciation, master grammar points, explore the culture and most importantly get talking – and singing. Delivered in English and French, this course is f(…)

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The Strangers: Chapter 1 at Vue, Printworks

The Strangers: Chapter 1 at Vue, Printworks

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Printworks

Hey Horror Fans,

“After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive in THE STRANGERS ― CHAPTER 1, the chilling first entry of this upcoming horror feature film series.”

Film time will(…)

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Walks @ Manchester City Centre to Clayton Vale

Walks @ Manchester City Centre to Clayton Vale

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Ducie Street Warehouse

Clayton Vale is a valley with trees and rivers, just outside the city.
This is 5 km each way – 20% Grass, 30% Gravel & 50% Tarmac.

We’ll be following the Ashton Canal then exploring a big park.
There’s also the River Medlock, Woods and optionally a ruined church.

13:00 – Start at [Ducie St Warehouse](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ducie+Street+Warehouse/@53.4794145,-2.2314486,3a,75y,90t/data=(…)

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Manchester Jazz Festival 1st Friday (£free)

Manchester Jazz Festival 1st Friday (£free)

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Home

Join us for a full evening of jazz to kick of the 2024: Manchester Jazz Festival- all for free!

A range of acts will be playing on the main stage outside Home MCR, on the nearby garden stage and a small stage indoors in the bar of Home.

The first band are on from 5 and the music ends just before 10. You’re welcome to come whenever you can make it . Message me 07305634513 or see event chat for up(…)

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How are you doing? How is your soul?

How are you doing? How is your soul?

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Wellspring House

How’s Your Soul?
This workshop is for you if you suspect there might be something missing in your life. Perhaps you have a feeling of discontent or dissatisfaction? Or, maybe at times, you have noticed a sense of emptiness or discord.
We will be looking towards inner well-being. An ongoing spiritual state that can enliven our journey through life.
The leader will present helpful suggestions and id(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Manchester is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Manchester on Guides.ticketmaster.co.uk, Designmynight.com, or Manchestereveningnews.co.uk.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

InterNations Manchester – Slide Into Summer – May @ Oxnoble!

InterNations Manchester - Slide Into Summer - May @ Oxnoble!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Oxnoble Manchester

Hi InterNations Manchester!

For our slide-into-summer May event, we invite you to enjoy the Oxnoble, a traditional Manchester pub!

Come join us in our reserved area, grab yourself a drink or 3, and enjoy networking the night away!

Make connections, friends, and memories that will make your Manchester experience one to remember!

See you at Oxnoble Manchester!

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InterNations Manchester – June @ BrewDog Manchester Rooftop!

InterNations Manchester - June @ BrewDog Manchester Rooftop!

◦ When: Wednesday, Jun 19th

◦ Where: BrewDog DogHouse Manchester

Dear InterNations Friends,

What better way to enjoy the British Summer (!) in Manchester than on the BrewDog DogHouse Manchester rooftop!

Come join us in our reserved area on the rooftop, grab yourself a drink or 3, and enjoy networking the night away whilst admiring the Manchester skyline!

Make connections, friends, and memories that will make your Manchester experience one to remember!

See y

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InterNations Manchester – July @ Atlas Bar Roof Terrace!

InterNations Manchester - July @ Atlas Bar Roof Terrace!

◦ When: Wednesday, Jul 17th

◦ Where: Atlas Bar

Dear InterNations Friends,

For our jubilant July event, we invite you to enjoy the Great British Summer (!) on the Atlas Bar roof terrace!

We will also celebrate Magdalena’s 1st anniversary as our InterNations Manchester Ambassador!

Come join us in our reserved area, grab yourself a drink or 3, and enjoy networking the night away whilst admiring the Manchester skyline!

Make connections, friend

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InterNations Manchester – August @ the Oast House Beer Garden!

InterNations Manchester - August @ the Oast House Beer Garden!

◦ When: Wednesday, Aug 14th

◦ Where: The Oast House

Dear InterNations Friends,

For our awesome August event, we invite you to enjoy the Great British Summer (!) in the open-air beer garden at The Oast House in Spinningfields, Manchester!

Come join us in our reserved area, grab yourself a drink or 3, and enjoy networking the night away!

Make connections, friends, and memories that will make your Manchester experience one to remember!

See you at

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