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*** Please note, the Monastery remains temporarily closed at the moment ***

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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November 2019

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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East Manchester Community Boat Project 25th Anniversary Celebration

"COMMUNITY SPIRIT IN ACTION" In aid of East Manchester Community Boat Project Enabling free trips for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults   To include: Welcome Drink Candlelit Three-Course Dinner Disco Charity Auction Top MC Paul Hazelby- Swing Singer Andy Powell-Affinity Show Choir- and more!   SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2019...

23rd November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 24th November 2019 @ 12:30 am
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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November 23 2019 6:30 PM—12:30 AM /
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December 2019

Yoga for Everyone

Come and join us for a fun-filled family yoga class! Every Sunday from 12-1pm. All abilities, ages and beginners welcome. Stretch your body, relax your mind and leave feeling full of energy. For more information, please contact Sharon Calvert on 07719 747 535. £5 per adult or £10 for one...

1st December 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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December 01 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £5
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Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert

Come and join us for our amazing Christmas concert hosted by the Royal British Legion. This event will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. With a spectacular line-up, this is an event not to be missed!  Bring your family and friends to get into the festive...

8th December 2019 @ 12:00 am
December 08 2019 12:00 AM—12:00 AM /
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February 2020

The Manchester Vintage Fashion & Antique Textiles Fair

We are very proud to bring a Top Quality Vintage Fair to the Magnificent Monastery in Manchester on Sunday February 9th 2020 One look at the Photos will tell you that this, our first fair of 2020 and our first fair at the wonderful venue should Not to be Missed...

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
February 09 2020 11:00 AM—3:00 PM / £2
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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

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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May 2020

CANCELLED: Manchester Book Fair

Manchester Book Fair The perfect event for book-lovers and bibliophiles! After the huge success of our first Book Fair at the Monastery in 2019, the Manchester Book Fair is back at The Monastery on Sunday 24th May! The Fair will take place in the Nave and entry will only cost...

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 24 2020 11:00 AM—4:00 PM / £1
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