Events

Our events are designed to celebrate the diverse interests and passions of our community, offering something for everyone. From informative workshops to lively panel discussions, from networking opportunities to art exhibitions, our calendar is constantly abuzz with exciting happenings.

What sets SEESAW's events apart is our commitment to collaboration. We believe that the best ideas come from a collective effort, which is why we actively involve our members in the event creation process. By listening to your suggestions, interests, and expertise, we ensure that each event truly reflects the vibrant spirit of our community. Whether you are a long-standing member or someone new to the SEESAW family, our events offer you a chance to connect with like-minded individuals, expand your knowledge, and discover new horizons. 

But it doesn't stop there. SEESAW's events also extend their reach beyond our immediate community. We embrace the opportunity to collaborate with external partners, inviting industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to join us in delivering enriching experiences. This ensures a diverse range of perspectives, stimulating conversations, and opportunities for mutual learning that go beyond our walls. 

So, whether you're looking to broaden your professional network, gain new skills, or simply engage with an incredible community, SEESAW's events are here to make it happen. We invite you to explore our dynamic programme, mark your calendars, and join us!

Recent Works - A Solo Exhibition by Leeham the Wizard

A solo exhibition by artist Leeham The Wizard. From the 9th February to the 13th March, Leeham's artwork will be displayed in the Cafe area of SEESAW. T-Shirts, Prints and Original Artworks available to purchase.

Leeham works part-time as an Alchemist and practices magic at night, hoping one day to make magic full-time. Like grinding a skill in an RPG game, creating magic is an endless quest for Leeham to unlock new skills and techniques. Leeham is a fun, chaotic person working compulsively to better himself and leave whatever mark he can on the wizarding world.

This exhibition will be available to view during the cafe's opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm.

Website: www.leeham-the-wizard.sumupstore.com
Email: leehamsspellbook@gmail.com
Instagram: @leehams_spellbook

Friday 9th February - Wednesday 13th March

Manchester Collage Collective - Collage Club

Join LocalHotelParking as she leads you through an evening of collage, whether you are a complete novice or a cut and paste wizz; everyone and anyone is welcome to join in the fun

This relaxed and accessible art club experience will provide you with all of the professional tools to create a myriad of hand cut collage delights. 

This is a welcome back event and therefore is priced a little cheaper, tickets will sell fast so don’t delay!

There will be two sessions on the 28th February - 2-4pm and 7-9pm. 

Instagram: @mcrcollagecollective

Wednesday 28th February

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Sculpt & Sip: Evening Pottery Painting

Join us for a fun and creative evening at our Evening Pottery Painting Workshop! Get your hands dirty and unleash your inner artist as you enjoy the mindful process of painting your own pottery masterpiece.

During the workshop, you'll have the chance to choose from a variety of pottery pieces, including mugs, plates, and vases. We will provide you with all the necessary materials and guidance to bring your creativity to life. Whether you're looking for a unique date night idea, a fun outing with friends, or simply a relaxing evening of self-expression, our Evening Pottery Painting Workshop is the perfect choice. Unwind, connect with your artistic side, and enjoy a memorable experience in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere.

Friday 1st March & Saturday 6th April

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‘WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WAS A WORM?’ WORKSHOP

During the week of international women’s (wormen’s) day - local artist Imogen Sophia will be returning to SEESAW with a new workshop (wormshop) where this time she will be teaching us how to make our own Worm babies!

We will spend the day stitching, chatting and taking part in Wormie activities as well as eating Wormie snacks.

The idea of this workshop is to encourage creativity in a safe space where we can empower each other and learn to make something new that we can take home with us.
The workshop will be centred around celebrating international women’s day but all genders are of course welcome.

All sewing materials will be provided. Throughout the day food and drinks can be purchased from the cafe.

Can’t wait to see you all there to get our worm on!


Imogen Sophia is a contemporary textile artist who primarily designs otherworldly characters and brings them to life as soft sculptures, plush toys and wearable art. Alongside this work she also generates work based around feminist, gender positive, body positive, queer and anatomical themes.

Any questions concerning the workshop, please email events@seesawcreate.com

Tuesday 5th March

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Spill The T x Short Supply

We’ve got Short Supply joining us for the second instalment of Spill the T, the event will discuss 'Navigating Creative Challenges'

Short Supply is an acclaimed artist-led organisation based in the North West of England that creates opportunities for emerging artists within an increasingly competitive industry, producing exhibitions, talks and workshops that address the barriers creatives face to employment and education. They are well known across the UK for their practical advice and playful energy – artist development and grins guaranteed!

Wednesday 6th March

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SEESAW Spring Social '24

Join us for the launch of SEESAW's Seasonal Socials for Manchester's creative community.


We’ve been grafting our lil socks off to bring our community together for a good time, and we think we’ve just about got it! We’re buzzing to invite you to the first of SEESAW’s seasonal socials in ‘24! Join us for an evening of tunes by DJ Mummy, ‘za & pints courtesy of Nell’s & Deya respectively & illustrative portraiture by Amber (@slugscantswim).

Friday 8th March

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Improvisational Illustration Workshop

Learn how to beat the creative block and create finished artwork magically without the need for any prior planning, pencils, or any idea of what you are about to create. An exploration in finding what the mind can create when reaching into the abyss! Beginners and confident creatives welcome.

The workshop will consist of a short demonstration of how Leeham created “Intoxicated”, a series of artworks created with no prior planning. We will then continue where everyone will be given the chance to create your own A4 artwork with fine-liner and Posca Pens. 

Leeham will be available to provide tips and tricks and each of you will get to leave with your own unique artwork. Don’t be worried if you think you can’t draw, the purpose of the workshop is to show that even the simplest of ideas can blossom into something more.

It will also be an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and as the workshop goes on, inspire each other and network with your fellow creatives of Manchester! The four-hour session will end with a 30 - 45 minute Q&A and sharing your artwork with the group.

All materials will be provided, and refreshments can be purchased from the café throughout the workshop.

Wednesday 13th February

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Clayful Pottery Classes

Hollie will be hosting her Clayful hand-building pottery classes using the technique of 'pinching'. You'll be shown how to use the air-dry clay with a quick demo at the start, then let your imagination run wild!

There will be guidance gladly provided throughout the workshop if you need it, plus the additional option of having your pieces fired and glazed.

Wednesday 13th March & 10th April

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Manchester Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Want to learn the mindful craft of Macrame you can enjoy for life and share with friends? Then join us for a fun filled workshop and lets get knotting!

We will teach you everything you need to know to make this lovely modern plant hanger. You will learn 2 very popular knots that can be used to make many other Macrame items, the wrap knot & square knot.

You will be able to choose from a selection of colours to top and tail the plant hanger to give it a pop of colour.

Also makes a great gift and will suit any home.

No experience needed, beginner friendly.

All materials will be provided, including a plant pot.

Friday, 15th March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Friday 15th March

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Catalog Pop-up: A Bookshop on Wheels

Pete from Catalog will be parking his book bicycle in SEESAW's Foyer Area. Catalog is a mobile independent bookshop where quality is valued over quantity. A speciality magazine space with a focus on high-quality publications of both local and international magazines and books.

Treat yourself, grab a read and a coffee - warm out of the rain.

Catalog will be joining us from Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st March, matching the coffee shop opening hours of 8am-4pm.

Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st March

LGBT Foundation- The Connection Series

A collection of interactive talks exploring your relationship with self, others and the community, for LGBTQ+ adults.

Are you looking for deeper connections in your life but not sure where to begin? We've got you!

You are warmly invited to our three-part talk series where we explore what it means to create deep connections in our life. We explore useful tools and tips that support you in demystifying your relationship to yourself, to others and to the world around you through nervous system regulation, communication exercises and embodiment practices. Come along to one, two, or all three of these FREE talks and discover more about yourself. 

19th March & 16th April

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ClayLife Life Sculpting Session

Join our Life Model Sculpting Sessions and learn the art of sculpting a figure out of clay under the expert guidance of Nina, an expert figurative ceramicist. 

This innovative workshop takes life drawing to a whole new level.

Don't worry if you're a beginner, Nina will provide step-by-step instructions to help you create a stunning sculpture that you'll be proud to take home.

The sessions celebrate diversity and body positivity, as each class features a different nude model, showcasing a range of body types, sexes, races, and ages.

Friday 22nd March

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ALL PIGS MUST DINE - A Supper Club by Samuel Jethro

A five course supper brought to you by Samuel Jethro, formerly of SEESAW.

Inspired by the food that was once commonplace across Albion, expect to see dishes steeped in history and folklore, prepared using only the finest local ingredients and produce.

The supper will place at SEESAW Cafe from 6-10pm. The five courses will be served at a leisurely pace whilst you enjoy the fine selection of natural wines SEESAW has to offer. There will be the choice of a vegan menu or regular menu - please make a selection at checkout, and make aware any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Using only the best local produce and suppliers expect to see a cornucopia of seasonal vegetables, fish, breads, cheeses, and meats. Drink from the plenty cup and revel in Albion's bounty.

Samuel Jethro has nine years of experience working as a chef and over this time has developed a unique style of cooking, and a great passion for using unusual ingredients and unique flavour combinations.

Any questions or queries, please get in touch at events@seesawcreate.com

Friday 5th April

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