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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. Please be sure to check our Plan Your Visit Page for up to date information on closures of the Great Nave, and/or Cafe areas.

The Monastery aims to be open Sunday to Friday between 10am-4pm with free entry and parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in during these hours and visit the site but we cannot guarantee that the Nave will always be available. Our Cafe has relocated to the Welcome Wing and is open from 10am-4pm (Sunday-Friday).* Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Film Room & Shop are open between 11am and 4pm. Tours and talks, and afternoon teas in our Victorian Pantry, can also be pre-booked on these days.

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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October 2019

Halloween Crafts

Join us in the Welcome Wing Café for some spoooooky crafts just in time for Halloween! Choose from a Halloween mask, tealight lantern and other crafts designed for kids of any age! Please book in advance to secure your place by calling 0161 223 3211 or email megan.hunter@themonastery.co.uk. We are...

28th October 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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October 28 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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November 2019

Chatty Crafters – Christmas Puddings

In this workshop we will knit little Christmas puddings to cover Ferro Roche Chocolates. These little puddings could decorate your table or you could give as a treat. All materials supplied including chocolate ! Please bring knitting needles size 8 or 9 that's 3.5 or 4 mm. £3/£2 concession

12th November 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 12 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...

17th November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 17 2019 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / FREE
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December 2019

Chatty Crafters Make Your Own Gingerbread Decoration Workshop

Join our regualr Chatty Crafters group and make your own Christmas Gingerbread Man. We will be making a felt gingerbread man in this workshop. He is perfect for decorating your Christmas Tree or to give away as a little gift. All materials are included. £3 (£2 concession). Please book as...

10th December 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December 10 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM /
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February 2020

Chatty Crafters – Waterfall Card

In this workshop we will be making a waterfall card. You pull the tab and the card flips and falls. You can personalise your card for any occasion you choose. All materials supplied. 1-3pm. £3 or £2 concession. To book call 0161 223 3211

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 11 2020 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...

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 25 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / Free
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March 2020

Chatty Crafters Easter Bunny & Chick Knit

Create your own Easter Bunny & Chick with our Chatty Crafters group. Just in time for Easter, a little bunny and chick each hide a Cadbury 's Cream egg. In this workshop we will knit a bunny and if time allows, a chick. All materials are supplied to make one...

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 10 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £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 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. 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 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 15 2020 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 15th and Monday 16th March 2020. 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 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 16 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / FREE
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April 2020

CANCELLED Chatty Crafters do Decoupage

Come and join our regular crafting event with this popular group. In this workshop we will a 2 pretty decoupage cards. Using a few layers of card you will get a 3d effect. All materials included. Important : Please bring with you some small scissors suitable for fine cutting out....

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
April 14 2020 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £3
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