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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

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.

Swan Lake

01/03/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
The worlds most romantic ballet is magnificently brought to life by Tchaikovskys familiar, beautiful and haunting score.

Illuminated Pub Walk

01/03/2018 , 6pm
Central Library outside front entrance, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
An alternative view of the city.

Sleeping Beauty

03/03/2018 , 2:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
The enchanting and romantic story of The Sleeping Beauty.

Votes for Women Talk

07/03/2018 , 6:30pm
Central Library, St Peters Square, M2 5PD.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Paint Banksys Flying Balloon

08/03/2018 , 7:15pm
Brezo Lounge, 30 High street, sk8 1al Cheadle, Stockport.
PopUp Painting is the perfect way to drink creatively on a night out in Cheadle.

Faulty Towers Dining Xperience

10/03/2018 , 2:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
This globe trotting show featuring Basil, Sybil and Manuel continues to tour the UK.

Victorian Slums and Squalor

11/03/2018 , 1pm
Victoria Railway Station, Underneath the historic tiled wall map, Manchester, M3 1WY.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful former churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Cirque Beserk

11/03/2018 , 4:45pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk.

Plant Powered Fitness Talk

14/03/2018 , 7pm
Lock 91 Manchester, 9 Century St, M3 4QL Manchester.
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Story of Accent and Identity

16/03/2018 , 7pm
MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN Manchester.
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Irish Manchester Walk

17/03/2018 , 2pm
Outside Oxford Road Railway Station, Station Approach, M1 6FU.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

The Future of Humanity & Tech

19/03/2018 , 7pm
All Star Lanes, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, M34.
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Art Gallery and Drinks

22/03/2018 , 6:30pm
Meeting in the cafe inside Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3JL.
Whether as an avid art fan or a casual observer, spent the afternoon with us at Manchester Art Gallery and meet some new Manchester friends.

Flash Back to the 80s

22/03/2018 , 7:15pm
The Dancehouse, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA.
One of the UK's most original authors, Irvine Welsh burst onto the literary scene in 1993 with his arresting debut Trainspotting.

Miss Saigon

22/03/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer.

Discover Dublin Weekend

23/03/2018 , 6am 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.

Discover Broadheath Walk

24/03/2018 , 1pm
Outside Old Packet House Pub, 1 Navigation Road, WA14 1LW.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Manchester Bee Tour

24/03/2018 , 1:30pm
Manchester Town Hall steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB.
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

Discover Manchester Walk Tour

31/03/2018 , 11am
Central Library outside front entrance, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
An entertaining and knowledgeable guide will show you around the city centre, giving you a taste of the history, architecture and culture.

The Stranglers at The Apollo

31/03/2018 , 6:45pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
One of the UKs most exciting, credible and influential British groups, The Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity.

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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