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The Great Northern is nothing without the people who come here. We want you to feel like you belong, and that you can shape how this place evolves! So, this is your part of the story. A chance for you to join others in making the Great Northern an amazing neighbourhood resource. Have a peek here what’s been going on and what you might join in with.

Manage mental health using the art of embroidery with Thread Journalling

20th Jan 2023

Led by Manchester-based embroidery artist Stephanie Evans, Thread Journalling offers a free social and creative activity...

Head to the Village Hall for men’s safe space, Mandem Meetup

19th Jan 2023

Taking place every other Tuesday at 7pm at Great Northern's Village Hall, Mandem Meetup's Deansgate Talking Circle provides a...

Little Northerners – our new indoor play space for families

6th Jun 2022

Having brought up little ones in the city ourselves, we know how great it is to have spaces to go to with them – to meet...

Get Involved with Immersive History-themed Art Classes at the Village Hall

19th Jan 2023

Join artist Olga Clarke for a free, immersive and immensely fun era-themed arts class on Mondays at 6pm in The Village...

Join She Choir at the Village Hall Every Wednesday

11th Oct 2022

Fancy working those vocal chords? check out the SHE choir, who rehearse every Wednesday in Our Village Hall on Deansgate...

Greening the Mews

16th May 2022

Marie-Claire, our Landscape Gardener, and her team have been bringing in soil, containers, trellises and piles of new plants!...

Playhouse makeover

25th Apr 2022

After a what felt like a long winter, we are so happy to bring some Spring flowers to the Play House. Local company JSE...

The Book Nook Community Library Opens at Great Northern

26th Nov 2021

We have opened The Book Nook, a newly designed space situated by the entrance to the cinema, which supports access to free...

Meet our Gardener

30th Sep 2021

At the Great Northern we want to make an oasis in our city. Our vision is for a wonderfully green public realm. We want to grow...

Give Us Your Views on Plans for Great Northern’s Future

5th Sep 2022

We feel the Great Northern has the potential to be even more loved and become a thriving neighbourhood. So, we are dreaming up...

Petal power

15th Jun 2022

We’re growing bikes at the Great Northern! We’re launching two new bike racks here at The Great Northern and to celebrate...

Manchester Day Family Fun

20th Aug 2022

It was just fabulous to see the Manchester Day Parade return to the city centre in June, and we were all set up in the square...

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