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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.

Winter 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays (11am-4pm) from January 6th to March 3rd 2019. (Closed on March 10th). Afternoon Tea can be booked on Sundays and Afternoon Tea Mondays (no minimum numbers but pre-booking essential). Groups of 6 or more can book Afternoon Tea from Sunday-Friday.

Spring/Summer 2019 Open Days: Monastery and Victorian Pantry open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from Monday March 11th 2019. Please note, we cannot guarantee access to the general public on Tuesdays and some Sundays where we have public events taking place. The Nave is also closed on Mondays 6th and 20th May.

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March 2019

Laughter Club

As part of our Health and Wellbeing programme, the Monastery will be hosting a Laughter Club on the first Sunday of each month from 3-4pm on our Health & Wellbeing Day. Organised by Robin Graham and Paul Dixon, the Laughter Club will feature activities that encourage laughter. This joyful laughter...

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
March 03 2019 3:00 PM—4:00 PM / Free
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Find Your Self at The Monastery

Self Realisation Life’s Simplest and Greatest Gift An Open Programme for late 2018 and through 2019 We are delighted to announce that following the recent 6 month Self Realisation Programme and the Invitation to Silence event last September, Philip Wade is running this Open Programme that aligns with The Monastery...

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Learning Space,
March 10 2019 11:30 AM—4:00 PM / £30
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An Afternoon with The Monastery Trust’s co-founder and CEO, Elaine Griffiths MBE.

Join Elaine Griffiths MBE for an exclusive Monastery experience as she explores the many intriguing stories of Gorton Monastery and the people that have shaped the site's destiny. Available Tuesday 12th March and the 1st Tuesday of the month from April-November, with either Afternoon Tea or a two course hot...

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 12 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £24.95
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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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Food for Thought

Food For Thought is a monthly sharing group. We shall sit in a Circle to share our Stories, Spiritual Awakenings, Insights, Philosophies and Gifts at this special time of transformation. The session runs every third Sunday of the month. Food for Thought is part of the Monastery's Spirit of Life...

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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March 17 2019 10:30 AM—12:00 PM / £5
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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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Earth School: Hidden in Plain Sight

Earth School is exploration of Life from another viewpoint. Working with the Knowledge of the Ancients we will discover how our lives are enhanced by sharing their knowledge and experience. March’s Earth School session on Sunday 17th will focus on 'Hidden in Plain Sight': Those who held the knowledge of...

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Monastery, Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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March 17 2019 1:00 PM—3:00 PM / £5
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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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Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry. We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if...

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
March 24 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50
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Monastery Late:
The Showground of The World

***************Early Bird Tickets Available for £12pp until Sunday 3rd March at midnight************* Explore The Monastery after hours and discover the history of this important site at night! Our first-ever Monastery Late on March 25th offers you the chance to explore The Monastery at night and discover the history of Belle...

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 25 2019 6:00 PM—9:00 PM / £12
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