Grab Your Coat, You've Pulled | Manchester 7th - 15th December

Fresh from the Manchester Christmas Markets, where we sampled only the best seasonal spritzers and continental cuisines, we’re back for the latest edition of Grab Your Coat, You’ve Pulled. With only a matter of weeks until the big day, we’re sure your calendar is filling up fast, but why not kill two birds with one stone and skillfully combine your Christmas shopping agenda with a social gathering, or several. From wreath making with Idle Hands, to Facing the Fear Yoga at Space at The Mill, to creative conversations with media heavyweight Social Chain at Glug.

Yolklore’s weekly round-up is curated to provide you with a comprehensive guide of the best things to see, do, and experience in and around the city. We strive to give you an original events guide and transport you away from the every day.

Waking you up from the sleepwalk of life and helping you off that hamster wheel. GYCYP is inspired by this city’s creatives, restaurants, coffee shops and change-makers, and shines a light on the awesome merry-go-round of events darting their way across Manchester.

From Pakistani fine dining to knitting and noodles, we’ve got the weekly round-up that you need to dazzle up of your days, and spice up your 5-9.

Cos there’s a whole world out there.

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Fri 7 December 2018

Kick of the festive season with the amazing Flower Arrangers Pel Mercer at Idle Hands Coffee in the Northern Quarter for their Christmas Wreath Workshop.

Using seasonal British flora and fauna, bespoke decorations and a sprinkle of glitter for good measure, this is the perfect way to embrace the festive period.

Learn a skill that you will be able to use for Christmas' to come, get messy, creative and enjoy a seasonal drink and an assortment of canapes.

Tickets

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Sun 9 December 2018

Overcoming Fear - a yoga flow, acro play & reflective yin session with Leo Oppenheim & Amy Patsalides, takes place at the beautiful Space at the Mill this Sunday.

Dipping your toes into the world of yoga can be extremely daunting when you first start out. Worries about not feeling strong or flexible enough, and looking like a novice can often deter many from embracing the fear and giving it a go.

You will explore how to overcome fear and begin to let go of restrictive behaviors on and off the mat, by looking at new ways to use the body for balance, focus and look to adopt more relaxed attitudes.

This 3 hour session is about feeling the fear, but doing it anyway, so why not channel your inner warrior this weekend and get flexi.

Tickets available on Eventbrite

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Tues 11 December 2018

Continuing with their Christmas workshop series, Altrincham Market brings Deck the Halls, a relaxing hour of socialising and learning how to make a plethora of homemade Christmas decorations for your home.

You’ll have chance to make Christmas tree decorations and sugar cane hanging garlands, which you can proudly display on the mantelpiece. Alternatively, brag about your amazing creations to your nearest and dearest, because we all know they bought theirs from Ikea.

Afterwards make sure to pay a visit to the food hall for Wolfhouse Kitchen’s delicious rice bowls, or a wood roasted corn pizza with mascarpone, pecorino and pancetta from Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza.

Tickets £15

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Thurs 13 December 2018

The official launch of IN:COLOUR takes place next Thursday at LEAF on Portland Street.

An evening of music, drinks and creativity for a zine which aims to empower marginalised voices, showcasing their talent and taking control of the conversation around race and identity.

Entry is free with a ticket, and you’ll receive a copy of their first zine.

Register here

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Thurs 13 December 2018

Meanwhile, venture a little further along Portland Street for 'Glug Meets' Social Chain.

Ending the year with a banger, Glug, the global creative community that connects, inspires and educates creatives, sits down with Manchester powerhouse, social-first marketing agency Social Chain and the social publishing house Media Chain.

Reflecting on their biggest projects to date as well as their current work, they’ll discuss the culture that has tapped into the millennial workforce and look ahead to the future for Social Chain. Illustrator Chris Lockwood, will also be there to run doodle sessions with Microsoft Surface!

A steal at £5