What's happening in Greater Manchester this week?

Manchester retirementThere's always something happening in Greater Manchester... here's a round-up of some of the activities and events coming up for week beginning 22 June from our Manchester Retirement blog:

Fancy a dance?  Then put your dancing shoes on and get yourself over to Fallowfield on Wednesday morning to try out one of the Dance for Everyone sessions.

Is walking more your style?  Manchester and Salford Ramblers have an evening walk (Reddish Vale) and a Saturday walk (Macclesfield Forest) coming up this week...

Walking Football's becoming very popular - did you see the feature on 'North West Tonight' this week?  There are Walking Football sessions available in Swinton, Irlam, Eccles, Ordsall, Wythenshaw, Collyhurst and Levenshulme.  (If you know of any more, leave a comment below and I'll post details.)

Manchester International Festival is coming up - have a look at the programme events and plan which ones you want to attend before it all kicks off on Thursday 2nd July.

If you like to chat about art, you'll be in good company on Wednesday at one of Manchester Galleries' Art Bites Discussions.

Refugee Week (which is actually more like Refugee Fortnight) is still running at IWM North until 30 June -  explore real stories of people forced by conflict to leave their homes. Hear why Saranda Bogujevci, who escaped from Kosovo to Manchester, won the Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage and discover how aid worker Emma Kay helped people fleeing from NATO air strikes on Albania and Macedonia in 1999.

Finally, 'Ageing in Cities', a seminar co-hosted by the OECD and Manchester City Council, takes place on Friday 26 June 14.00 - 16.30 at Manchester Town Hall.

See you at the Manchester Retirement blog for more information on all the above.  Oh, and, if you have a Kindle Unlimited account, don't forget to pick up your copy of our Retirement Life Inventory, free of charge.  (If you like it, please leave some feedback!)

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What's happening in Greater Manchester this week?

Manchester retirementIf you live in the Greater Manchester area and are looking for something to keep you out of trouble this week, check out the Manchester Retirement blog where you can find information about upcoming local events. 

Refugee Week starts on Monday 15 at Imperial War Museum North. Learn about settling into a different country through the stories of Alice Brand, one of 250,000 Belgians arriving in Britain during the outbreak of the First World War, and Celia Horwitz, whose parents sent her from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. 

Check out the Walking Football sessions at Irlam, Ordsall, Swinton and Eccles.

Take the grandkids along to the Multimedia Animation Workshop at Pendleton Gateway.  (Don't worry if you've already missed it - the workshops runs through July and into August at various locations throughout GM.)

The Inter-Generational Climate Change Learning Project takes place on 17, 18 and 19 June.  Young people want adults to engage and join them on practical inter-generational learning projects, including a ‘Carbon Classroom’ in the Manchester Arndale Centre.


Watch Your Mouth: How small changes in your vocabulary can make a big impact on your life

Watch your mouthMake yourself a coffee, take half an hour and listen to Michael Hyatt and Stu McLaren discussing the vital importance of the words we use and how, if we want to improve our attitude and our results, it's time to start being a bit more careful with our choice of vocabulary. 

Click the following link to listen to the audio, watch the podcast or just read the transcript (as I did).  Whichever you choose, it'll make you think!

Click here: http://bit.ly/1TbISmo


Great Quotes: On getting your retirement butt into gear

“When you’ve worked all your life, and you’ve worked hard, long hours, then all of a sudden there’s nothing, it leads to a blank mind and you’ve got to find something to do otherwise you’ll go stir-crazy. You can’t get up in the morning, watch television, then go to bed at night – that’s more or less waiting for God isn’t it? So you’ve got to start looking at projects.”

— Cultural Engagement Project Participant, Gateshead, UK