Social Circle Culture

Welcome to Manchester's Premium Social and Activity Network

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.

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.

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!

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.


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.


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

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.

Discover Historic Altrincham

26/08/2018 , 11.30am
Meet: Clock Tower, Altrincham Interchange, Stamford New Road WA14 1EJ
Gardeners, bankers, an emperor, an artist. Bravest little street in England and Old Market Place. Discover them all on our stroll through this charming market town.

Classic Cinema Club Night

28/08/2018 , 7.30pm
Social Circle Headquarters, 28 Cloister Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3AE (next to East Didsbury tran station)
Brand New to Social Circle. From Godfather to Gone with the Wind or Goldfinger to the Great Escape, the classic cinema night is just like a book club but for cinema lovers.

Spooky Manchester Walk

03/09/2018 , 5.30pm to 7.15pm
Victoria Station wallmap, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB
This is haunted Manchester at its most heinous and horrible. We warn you not to go too close to Father Ambrose’s hidden skull lest the tortuous screams of his troubled soul torment you to eternity..

The Pub Tour & Beer Walk

05/09/2018 , 6pm
Meet Jonathan Schofield at the Briton’s Protection, M1 5LE.
THE funniest pub tours in the country, absurd yet factual roller-coasters slurping across two hundred years of Manchester's drinking history. Daft quiz with few questions and but great prizes to follow.

Bridgewater Hall Tour

05/09/2018 , 11.30am
The foyer of The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, City Centre, M2 3WS.
Your chance to see behind the scenes at The Bridgewater Hall.

Cathedral to Cathedral Walk

11/09/2018 , 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Victoria Station wallmap, Victoria Station Approach, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 1PB
From the Cathedral Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George (better known as Manchester Cathedral), along Chapel Street, to churches, pubs and historic sites, ending at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist.

Stockport Story Walk

11/09/2018 , 10:30am to 12:30pm
Meet: Jean Bailo Outside Staircase House, Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES
From Strawberry Studios to Robbies’ beer and everything inbetween, tales of cotton, hats and carrier pigeons.

The Formidable Women Walk

12/09/2018 , 5.30pm to 7.15pm
Midland Hotel steps, Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2DS
We pay tribute to the Pankhursts, Annie Horniman, Hannah Mitchell, Enriqueta Rylands, Kathleen Ollerenshaw…

Whitney - Queen of the Night

14/09/2018 , 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.

Quirky, Weird & Wonderful Walk

16/09/2018 , 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Tour led by Suzanne Hindle. Meet Outside John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate M3 3EH
Things you only notice when you know where to look! A city of hidden secrets. Come along and uncover them.

Chinatown Walk

18/09/2018 , 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tour led by Jean Bailo. Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
A town within a city. Hear the history and experience the culture of the community that centres around the great Chinese Imperial Arch.

Matilda The Musical

24/09/2018 , 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 Manchester Bee Walk

25/09/2018 , 11am to 1pm
St Ann's Church, St Ann Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 7LF
Ed Glinert will be trawling the streets of Manchester locating the symbols and signs that reveal the history of Manchester in surprising ways.

Art Gallery and Drinks

26/09/2018 , 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.

Exploring the Northern Quarter

29/09/2018 , 11.30am to 1.30pm
2018 Visitor Centre, Junction Piccadilly Gardens & Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG
Its the Northern Quarter. A land of crumbling cotton factories, sky-scraping fire-escapes, Bohemian bars, downhome hidden spaces, cult markets, chic galleries and cardamom-scented, sizzingly-cheap curry cafes.

Southern Cemetery Tour Walk

30/09/2018 , 1pm to 3pm
Tour led by Emma Fox Wear sensible shoes Meet: The Lodge, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 7GL
Visit the graves of those famous for music, football, cotton, flight, art.