Manchester IVC members organise a wide range of activities for their fellow members throughout the year. In addition to meals out, day trips, cinema visits, etc., some of our most regular events are:

Sunday Walks

For new and prospective members, a 4 -6 mile Sunday afternoon walk can be a really good introduction to the club and its members. They are free to attend and are all organised and led by volunteer members. There are usually 10 or more people attending, and a gentle walk in friendly company is a great way of spending a Sunday afternoon. Either be at the chosen pub for lunch or join us in the car park ready for the off at 1:30pm! There are a regular group of members who organise these walks every Sunday, but we are always delighted to hear from new volunteers.

Discussion Groups

Manchester IVC organises regular discussion groups every month, which usually take place at the Friends Meeting House near the Central Library on a Thursday evening. There is a charge of £3 per person to contribute towards the cost of hiring the room. The discussions cover History, Science or Philosophy, and topics include such things as the Treaty of Versailles, Neuroscience of the Teenage Brain, and What is Love?.

Pub Quiz

A random team of quiz fans congregates at the Chorlton Tap once a month on a Monday – so if you fancy a bit of a brain tease, some light-hearted banter and a bit of a competition, come along and join us.

Theatre Trips

We are fortunate in Manchester to have a wide range of cultural venues available to us. Numerous theatre and concert trips are organised during the year, the most regular venues being the Royal Exchange on St Ann’s Square and Chad’s Theatre in Cheadle Hulme.

Pub Night

Monthly pub night is held in Chorlton on a Saturday night from 8 pm – check the events programme for details.

Coffee and Chat

Coffee and Chat takes place once a month in a café bar in Chorlton on a Saturday afternoon at 2 pm – 4 pm. Look out for details in the events programme.

Art Gallery Visits

A monthly art gallery visit is organised on a Saturday, usually to Manchester Art Gallery on Mosley St. There is generally the option of a sociable lunch and/or coffee and cake in addition to a free guided tour of the gallery and its artworks.