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We offer a range of events to suit the more culturally minded among you, including local venues such as Manchester Art Gallery and the Museum of Science and Industry. If the idea of exploring what's just beyond Manchester, we have opportunities for you to enjoy a day out in cities such as York and Chester, home to some of the most iconic buildings in the country. You will meet some fantastic people at these events, too, with many of our members embracing their cultural side every bit as much as they love socialising.
Culture
social circle testimonial from Caroline

York Minste Cultural Experience

I had always wanted to visit York but it was just one of those places I had never gotten around to visiting. When I saw Social Circle were organising a day there, I had no excuses. I had a wonderful day, visiting such monuments as York Minster. Don't get me wrong, I still love a drink or two on a Friday night, but I love the odd cultural experience, too.

Caroline
social circle testimonial from Pauline

Manchester Art Gallery

I have always been an art lover and the chance to go and see some of the amazing paintings they have at Manchester Art Gallery with some new friends was too good to pass up. I may love art but I also love a glass of wine so the promise of drinks afterwards didn't hurt either. We had a really interesting chat about an exhibition we had just seen over some fine Prosecco. What a great night!

Pauline
social circle testimonial from Heather

Manchester Museum

There are some great museums in Manchester but it's not half as much fun going on your own so it was great to see the Manchester Museum on the calendar. I hadn't been there for years and really enjoyed meeting new people while walking through the exhibits. Throw in some tasty lunch at the museum cafe and it really was a fantastic day.

Heather

Types Of Event

 

Art Galleries

We pay regular visits to Manchester Art Gallery, typically with a drink or two afterwards so our members can both appreciate the art adorning the walls and catch up on socialising afterwards. We also visit other local galleries, such as the Whitworth Art Gallery.
 

Museums

There are some great museums in Manchester, such as the Manchester Museum, one of the finest natural history museums in the UK. There is also the People’s History Museum at Spinningfields. Perhaps the most popular among our members is the Museum of Science and Industry.
 

Days Out

Not that there is a shortage of things to do in Manchester but it's nice to visit nearby cities occasionally. Our members enjoy visits to such cultural cities as Chester and York, where history, religion, and famous battles pervade the local landmarks.

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Upcoming Events

Shrek at The Palace Theatre

23/01/2018 , 6:45pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Medieval Buildings Walk

27/01/2018 , 3pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the Chetham’s School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB
A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England.

John Bishop at The Apollo

27/01/2018 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Comedy superstar John Bishop is extending his sell out UK tour and bringing his brand new show to more venues across the UK.

NQ Street Names Walk

28/01/2018 , 12pm
Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG.
The hip new creative area around the Northern Quarter grew from Manchester’s past.

Strawberry Studios Exhibition

28/01/2018 , 2pm
Strawberry Studios, Staircase House, 30/31 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES
Join historian Dr Peter Wadsworth on a free guided tour of the Strawberry Studios exhibition.

Michael Portillo

28/01/2018 , 2:45pm
The Dancehouse, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA.
Listen to his extraordinary story, told with a light almost stand up touch, and then feel free to question him about it.

Bridgewater Hall Tour

30/01/2018 , 11am
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall.

Katya Zamaolodchikova

31/01/2018 , 7:45pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help Me I'm Dying to the UK for the first time.

Classic Pub Walk

01/02/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD.
All the stories and daftness of 250 years of pubs and drinking in Manchester, visiting classic boozers and finishing with a brief fun quiz.

Guys and Dolls

03/02/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Dinner and Ghost Hunt

03/02/2018 , 7:45pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Come and experience the secret history of this landmark building, and see what spirits await.

Incredible Interiors Tour

04/02/2018 , 1pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the War Memorial, St Ann’s Square M2 7EF.
A tour that goes inside spectacular Manchester interiors, with some surprises.

Frank Bruno at Palace Theatre

08/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

The Magic of the Beatles

09/02/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

The Improvised Musical

10/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Architecture Walk

11/02/2018 , 12pm
Meet Anne Beswick at the Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG.
There are some hidden architectural gems in this lesser-known area of the city.

Showaddywaddy

11/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

Interview With a Serial Killer

11/02/2018 , 6:45pm
Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL (Exact address to be provided).
One of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers.

Flashdance at Palace Theatre

15/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Dance like youâ€â„¢ve never danced before!

Uninteresting Objects Tour

17/02/2018 , 3pm
Meet: Outside Oxford Road Railway Station, Station Approach M1 6FU
A tour dedicated to frequently bypassed objects that tell a rich story.

Chinese New Year Parade

18/02/2018 , 12:30pm
The Slug and Lettuce, Heron House, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5HD.
Chinese New Year just wouldn't be the same without the annual appearance of the city's spectacular 175ft dragon.

Thriller Live

20/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the worlds greatest entertainer.

Concorde Short Tour

21/02/2018 , 12pm
Manchester Airport
Join us for Mid Week Madness during the February Half Term Holidays.

Quirky Weird & Wonderful City

23/02/2018 , 2pm
Meet Suzanne Hindle outside John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate M3 3EH.
Things you only notice when you know where to look.

Scuttler Gangs of Manchester

24/02/2018 , 2pm
Meet Emma Fox outside the Pot Kettle Black cafe, 14 Barton Arcade, Deansgate M3 2BW.
Hear the shocking story of the violent and volatile Victorian gangs called Scuttlers.

Medieval Buildings Walk

24/02/2018 , 3pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the Chethamâ€â„¢s School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB.
A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England. Atmosphere, charm, magic.

Art Treasures of Manchester

27/02/2018 , 1:30pm
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 7LF.
Manchester now has an art gallery packed with masterpieces, including a huge number of ever-popular Pre Raphaelites.

The Billy Fury Story

27/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
A shy young boy from Liverpool is rechristened Billy Fury & becomes one of Britain's best loved rock stars.

Circus of Horrors

28/02/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.

Discover Dublin Weekend

23/03/2018 , 6 am at Airport
Meeting in the departure area of Manchester Airport for breakfast Steve will introduce you to your fellow travellers.
Steve and Social Circle return to the ever popular city of Dublin with Luxurious accommodation and so many attractions to explore.

Liverpool Culture Wknd

07/04/2018 , 12.00 at Museum
Accommodation is in the heart of the city Center, close to all the best venues and within walking distance, You will enjoy a full breakfast, twin bedded room with en-suite facilities and a your exhibition ticket is included. The Liverpool Liner Lord Nelson Street Merseyside Liverpool L3 5QB
This is an unique Opportunity to see the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors exhibition and combine this with a Saturday night city lights adventure and Albert Docks Tour.

Seville The Heart of Andalucia

11/05/2018 , 4pm at Airport
Meeting for breakfast at Manchester Airport, where Cathy will introduce you to your fellow travellers over breakfast.
Seville brings Joy,light,energy and Passion, a city of emotions and alive with historical heritage.

Cultural Cambridge

25/08/2018 , 9.00 am
Christ's College Cambridge offers adults only accommodation in one of the UK most historic university buildings. Rooms come with free WiFi and many overlook the scenic college gardens. The accommodation is in the heart of Cambridge city center, and has immediate access to the high-street shops of St Andrew Street. A wide selection of restaurants and historic pubs can also be found within a 5-minute walk.
Escape to one of Europes most culturally, tranquil and majestic Cities. Be inspired by the many beautiful Museums, art galleries, architecture and Historical Sites, or lie back and enjoy a punt as you pass by some of these cities historic landmarks.
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