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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

Miss Saigon

24/04/2018 , 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.

Theatres in Manchester Walk

24/04/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet outside Central Library, St Peter's Square M2 5PD
The Palace, the Hippodrome, the Circus, the Theatre Royal, etc.

Manchester Slavery Walk

28/04/2018 , 2pm
Meet Manchester Visitor Information Centre, One Piccadilly Gardens, Portland St, Manchester M1 1RG
How were cotton and slavery interwined?

Platt Fields Walk

29/04/2018 , 3:30pm
Meet outside Gallery of costume entrance, Platt Lane M14 5LL.
Extraordinary buildings, crazy stories, interesting characters, art, food and a very ancient ditch.

Ancoats Walk

29/04/2018 , 1pm
Meet Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
Unearth the unique history of the world's first industrial suburb.

Stockport Plaza Tour

30/04/2018 , 11am
Stockport Plaza, Mersey Square, Town Centre, Stockport, SK1 1SP.
Join us for our popular Behind the Scenes Tour for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Chinatown Walk

30/04/2018 , 1pm
Meet Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
A town within a city.

Gary Barlow at The Apollo

03/05/2018 , 6:15pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That

Football Manchesters Best Walk

03/05/2018 , 1:30pm
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peters Square M2 5PD
There are tales for all on this tour of the city's football-related sites, including tales of our former heroes and where the Football League and PFA began.

Pub Walk Champagne Socialists

05/05/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet: The Angel Pub, 6 Angel Street M4 4BQ
A pub romp through politics and Manchester on Karl Marx's birthday. Lots of Engels and Marx in the city but much more too.

Manchester Highlights Walk

05/05/2018 , 2pm
Manchester Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, One Piccadilly Gardens, Portland St, Manchester M1 1RG
Industrial Gorton boasts one of the most beautiful (former) churches in the country; a world heritage site, no less- Gorton Monastery.

How the Mind Heals your Body

07/05/2018 , 7pm
Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1EZ (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Miss Saigon

09/05/2018 , 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.

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.

Chethams Library Walk

12/05/2018 , 3pm
Meet: Chetham's School of Music entrance, Long Millgate M3 1SB
A A walk around the most beautiful medieval buildings in NW England.

Southern Cemetery Tour

13/05/2018 , 2:30pm
Meet: The Lodge, 212 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 7GL
Visit the graves of those famous for music, football, cotton, flight, art.

Psychology of Attraction

14/05/2018 , 7pm
Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1EZ (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Build Confidence Gain Clarity

15/05/2018 , TBC
Century Street, Manchester, M3 4QL (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

The Great Gatsby

18/05/2018 , 7pm
East Didsbury Methodist Church, Parrs Wood Rd, Manchester M20 5QQ
A trip to the theatre is the perfect environment to chat to some great new like-minded people.

About The Quays Walk

18/05/2018 , 10:30am
Meet: Information Desk inside Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays M50 3AH
This inland port has iconic architecture, MediaCityUK, The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North. Just the place for a seasonal stroll.

Factory Records Walk

21/05/2018 , 6:30pm
Meet: Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens M1 1RG
It was all about the music, not the money. The story of the Hasienda, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Martin Zero et al.

Blood Brothers

21/05/2018 , 7:15pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks.

Crazy Cosmic Mysteries

22/05/2018 , 7pm
Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1EZ (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Just over a year ago, Lisa was faced with a decision that would change her life forever.

Street Art Walk

27/05/2018 , 11:30am
Meet: Outside Fred Aldous shop, 37 Lever Street M1 1LW
See amazing work by local and international artists.

Discover Manchester Walk

28/05/2018 , 11am
Meet: Outside Central Library, St Peter's Square M2 5PD
This is your chance to look around our amazing city when you have time and it's not too busy.

Sarah Millican at The Apollo

28/05/2018 , 7:30pm
Inside the O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, M12 6AP.
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast.

RuPauls Drag Race Werq

30/05/2018 , 7:45pm
Meeting outside The Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FT.
Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show for 2018 in The Official RuPauls Drag Race World Tour.

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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