Invisible Manchester Tour

Whitworth LockeCivic QuarterManchester

Invisible Manchester Tour

Date: Every other Friday
Location: Whitworth Locke

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Gain a unique insight into what makes Manchester tick, from those who got to know the city having slept on its streets.

Insightful walking tours of Manchester, showcasing some of the city's historical landmarks and exploring the social projects that make the city what it is today. These experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe the city, and offer their own personal insight into the past, present and future. 


Ales & Alleyways: Andy's Stories of Pubs

In the 1980s, Andy and his pals fell in love with Manchester’s bustling nightlife and rock music scene. Today he leads you on a guided tour of Manchester, taking the very same route of his nights out in the 1980s, but this time reflecting on how the venues have played a significant role in shaping Manchester’s history.

Each stop on the tour intelligently weaves elements of his memories, the story of that specific venue, and how it is contextualised in Manchester’s history. He touches on music, the suffragettes, football, Peterloo, Little Ireland and art in Manchester. You will be amazed by the transformation of the city today as you glimpse into the past, perhaps even learning about some buildings that have vanished to make way for Manchester’s new skyline.

The great British pub is a hallmark of British society and culture, serving both positive and negative connotations. Please note, the tour discusses themes of drinking and alcohol but there is no drinking whilst on the tour. We hope that instead, the tour will help spread awareness about the links between alcoholism and homelessness - it is simultaneously ‘caused by’ and ‘a cause’ of homelessness.

Event details.  

When? Every other Friday, 2pm - 3:30pm
Where? Front Door, Whitworth Locke
How much? Free to Locke Guests
Booking Information: Book via the below link

Date: Time: Location:

Friday 3rd December

2pm - 3:30pm Whitworth Locke

Friday 17th December

2pm - 3:30pm Whitworth Locke

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