Thursday, 24 January 2008

Free Stuff in Manchester

There's a simple pleasure in getting something for nothing. Whether it's finding hundreds of 80s new wave albums at a car boot sale, a pound on the floor or an extra few chips with your kebab, free stuff is a great find and produces a great feeling.

So my advice is to sign up for free cinema tickets with See Film First. You get alerts to your email inbox on new releases that are coming out in your area. So not only is it free, you can also irritate your friends by telling them the ending of the film they're about to see. I've already seen Juno (good) and Dan In Real Life (not good) for free at my local - Parrs Wood Cineworld, Didsbury. You'll have to be quick on the draw though, the seats are very soon booked up after details have been released.

For those of you with higher things in mind than a flick at the local, the Royal Northern College of Music is presenting "Opera Scenes" for free: RNCM students from the School of Vocal and Opera Studies perform staged excerpts from Britten’s Rape of Lucretia and Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande.

That's going on at the RNCM Bruntwood Theatre, just off Oxford Road at 6pm, Friday 25th Jan 2008. See you there!

Warning: chance of popcorn unlikely.