We Invented the Weekend Festival
We Invented the Weekend is a bold and unmissable new festival, coming to MediaCity and Salford Quays on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June.
With over 200 free activities celebrating and sharing all the things people love about the weekend – including creative workshops, dancing, music, gardening, talks, wellness, food & drink and SO much more.
The weekend was invented in Greater Manchester 1843, when Salford workers’ rights activist, Robert Lowes (also Sir Ian McKellen’s Great Grandfather) campaigned to win workers the right to leisure time on Saturday afternoons. In this triumph, Greater Manchester gave an enormous gift to the world and We Invented the Weekend will honour this, in true style, celebrating leisure time, free time, quality time and me-time.
Festival highlights and what’s on!
RAMBERT, THE NORTH’S FIRST CHARITY SUPER.MKT AND CRAIG CHARLES ADDED TO THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Bring your little ones to CBeebies Bedtime Stories LIVE, get your hands dirty with gardening activities by RHS Bridgewater and Bupa, and learn how to paint in the style of one of Salford’s most famous sons, LS Lowry with artist and Local Goggleboxer, Helena Worthington.
For music lovers, join local heroes Sounds From The Other City who will leave their Chapel Street home for the first time to present ‘SFTOQuays’, cruise the Ship Canal on a ‘Get Your Docks Off’ musical themed boat trip and enjoy an unmissable line-up of DJ’s and artists.
Community Clothing will lead a pop-up and swap shop, whilst their founder and judge on BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick Grant will join Wayne Hemingway MBE to discuss sustainable fashion and the history of the local textile industry.
And much more!
Don’t miss out – for more information and the full festival programme please click here.
Free tickets are available to reserve across the 200+ activities. Bookings open in early May.