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What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, the Nave is closed on Monday 20th May and on Sunday 12th May due to ticketed events taking place (though there should be accompanied access to the Nave from around 1-2pm on Sunday 12th May during the event lunch break).

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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February 2019

Chatty Crafters: Quilling Workshop

In this workshop we will be discovering the art of quilling, where little strips of coloured paper are curled into exciting shapes that can be used to make beautiful art: petals, leaves and many other shapes can be created to decorate a card or two. £3/£2 concession, all materials included....

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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March 2019

Chatty Crafters: Ribbon Weaving

In this workshop we are going to make a needle case. Weaving thin ribbons we will make a panel to decorate the front cover of the case. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession. Our Chatty Crafters sessions are ideal for beginners, an opportunity to learn how to make exciting crafts and...

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 17 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Remembering Belle Vue

Two days of talks, memorabilia, heritage stalls, music performances and activities for all the family on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March 2019. Join us at the Monastery to learn or reminisce about the wonders of Belle Vue, which was once one of the most successful and popular entertainment destinations...

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 18 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 26 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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April 2019

Chatty Crafters: Applique Tote Bag

In this workshop we will embellish some flowers and a butterfly with beads and sequins then applique them to a tote bag. This lovely bag would be great as a craft bag or to pop in your handbag as a shopping bag. All materials are supplied. £3/£2 concession. Please note, this...

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 09 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Purls of Wisdom

Bring your knitting, crochet or craft project along and join like-minded people for an afternoon of craft and natter. Purls of Wisdom will take place every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, and is free to attend. Whether you want to drop-in for a knit and a natter, for...

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 23 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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A Taste of Chinese Storytelling

Enjoy free storytelling and activities for all the family as part of the 'Manchester Book Fair' at The Monastery on Sunday 28th April. As part of the day's activities, visitors will be able to learn about a classic Chinese story called 'Journey to the West' (known as 'Xiyou Ji'), telling...

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 28 2019 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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May 2019

Chatty Crafters: Lavender and Lace Cushion

In this workshop we will make a pretty little lace cushion and fill it with lavender. Ideal as a gift or to keep; hang it in your wardrobe or put it in a draw; pop it under your pillow to help you sleep. £3 adults/£2 concessions, all materials included. Our...

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 14 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £2 - £3
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Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events

Gorton Monastery Make It Artisan Market by Little Owl Events Bringing together some of the best Crafters, Handmakers and Artists in the Greater Manchester, Saddleworth and Cheshire areas at our Make It Artisan Markets, all of which are held at top class venues. Little Owl Events' Make it Artisan Markets...

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 19 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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