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These are always fun as Social Circle always goes out of its way to celebrate an occasion. I went to a Halloween event and it was a great night with everyone dressing up and playing games. It was especially great for me as I won Pin the Tail on the Ghost. Ha!
Neil
Neil

Getting in on the act

Whether it's Manchester Day or New Year's Eve, Social Circle loves to celebrate the occasion, and your presence makes it all the more worthwhile. In the later months, we celebrate those special days like Halloween, Bonfire Night, and New Years' Eve. Then there's our annual Santa Pub Crawl, which is always one of our most fun nights. Of course, there are other special days earlier in the year that we ensure to celebrate such as Manchester events like Pride and the recently introduced Manchester Day.

 

Festivals galore

Manchester is home to numerous annual festivals where it both showcases talent and fulfils our need for cultural and educational experiences. Whether it's Manchester Comedy Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, or Manchester Science Festival, we ensure that Social Circle is involved and providing you with opportunities to attend while meeting new people at the same time. If you want to know not only what's on in Manchester but to join us on the occasion, check out our calendar here.

 

Entertainment

Living in Manchester, we are exposed to some of the world's finest talent, both in the sporting world and the arts. The finest musicians often make their way to Manchester Arena and we include many of these events on our calendar throughout the year.But these special occasions can be wasted without others to enjoy them with. Maybe there's something that you would really like to attend but your friends are not really interested, for example. Well, that's where Social Circle comes in.

 

So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will to make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or its a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered! Try us for Free.

Special Events
social circle testimonial from John

Simply Health Run

I went to the Simply Health run (okay I confess, I was watching rather than taking part) and was taken back by the atmosphere. I'd only been in Manchester for just over a month and had literally joined Social Circle days earlier. I was watching with some of the other girls from Social Circle and we had a great time cheering on the runners.

John
social circle testimonial from Louise

Chinese New Year Parade

I went to watch the parade for Chinese New Year and was really impressed with all of the effort that went into it. I like to appreciate other cultures and this enabled me to do just that while getting to know some of the other members at Social Circle. We all enjoyed the spectacle, as we did the meal and drinks afterwards. A great afternoon.

Louise
social circle testimonial from Sarah

Halloween Party With Social Circle

I hadn't done anything for Halloween since my son was at school, so it felt a bit weird going to a Halloween party at my age. I dressed up as the witch from the Wizard of Oz and actually won best dressed prize, so it was worth going just for that. And yes, I admit, I had a really fun time. I may just make this an annual thing.

Sarah

Types Of Event

Celebrations

Social Circle and Manchester love to celebrate, and what else is more Mancunian than Manchester Day? The city also boasts perhaps the most popular Gay Pride event in the UK. Whatever there is to celebrate, you can bet we'll be there.

Music Festivals

We have some fantastic music festivals here in Manchester, with Parklife being the most renowned of all. Having carved out a prominent reputation in the UK's North West music scene, the huge the eclectic music festival has gone from strength to strength.

Festivities

We have numerous events around the festive period, such as the Santa Pub Crawl, and always offer a New Year's Eve event to remember. A Boxing Day walk and lunch is also popular with many of our members who enjoy meeting new people while walking off their Christmas calories.

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Upcoming Events

Culture Club

18/11/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Boy George and Culture Club are heading to Manchester Arena on Sunday 18 November Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records worldwide

Mumford & Sons

21/11/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Mumford & Sons release Delta on the 16th November through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records.

True Dating Stories

22/11/2018 , 7pm
Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, M20 3BW Manchester
Story Party is the live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with DATING.

Walking with The Snowman

25/11/2018 , 12.30pm
Meet outside the Lowry Theatre where we will start our trail.
We've had a summer of bees, now Manchester is getting a sculpture trail of snowmen this Christmas.

Star Wars with Live Orchestra

01/12/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Besides the fabulous main stage line-up at Rewind Festival there are loads of other things going on around the festival site.

Xmas Markets and Mulled Wine

01/12/2018 , 6.30pm
Meeting in The Slug And Lettuce, Deansgate, M3 2EN before we head over to the markets in Albert Square.
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit.

Madness

07/12/2018 , 7pm
Meeting outside the front entrance of The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, City Centre, M4 2BS before heading over to the main venue, The Manchester Arena.
Besides the fabulous main stage line-up at Rewind Festival there are loads of other things going on around the festival site.

WORLD CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTY

08/12/2018 , 6.45pm
Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester, M2 3GX.
Last year we were treated to an unforgettable evening of delicious food and hair-raising entertainment the feedback was incredible, we extremely exciting to bring you the new theme Zulu Sundance!

Christmas Carol Sing-Along

15/12/2018 , 11.30am
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester M3 1SX
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.

Ice Skating & Drinks at First

15/12/2018 , 6.30pm
Manchester Ice Rink, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.

New Years Eve Party at Albert

31/12/2018 , 7pm onwards
AlberTs Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.
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