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!

Home Run - A Group Exhibition

Showcasing works by Manchester based artists Jack Berry, Jasper Cheng & Beth Murray.

"Home Run" is an art exhibition exploring contemporary youth culture and nostalgia. The name "Home Run" comes from Baseball, a sport of strike and score, hits and outs. The themes run parallel with the lifestyle of the three artists, challenging and competing against modern society as young adults, with energy and intensity.

From cigarette buds brought back to life, engulfed chaos of the city, to dreamlike realities populated by Y2K sensations, the works are not short of attempts to 'hit home' to their childhood roots for these 90s born artists. Together they share their passion of re-exploring the past, a sensation which has become the new, bringing it from their generation to the wider audience.

Join us at SEESAW on the evening of Friday April 12th for a private viewing of the artwork. The exhibition will run until May 9th and will be available to view during the cafe's opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm.

April 12th - May 9th


Megan Lewis Solo / Trouser Project Exhibition

Megan Lewis, who runs Trouser Project, has her first solo exhibition where she will be showing work from over the past few years. There will be DJs playing funky tunes and group painting.

Friday 19th April


'Make a Face with Me'

A mask-making workshop hosted by local artist, Eve Gittins.

Learn the basics of paper mache mask making with me in this playful beginner's workshop!

To start off we will satisfy our coffee fix, then run through the overall process, in which there will be a zine with step by step guidance to help you with the simple specifics of the face we will be creating. After these explanations we will have a laid-back session of making facial features from 10:15-12. This will be followed by a 45 minute break for lunch, with the rest of the afternoon to pull everything together and create the face of your dreams (or nightmares).

By the end of your day you'll have a decorative mask you can terrify your friends with. These will be left to fully dry in the venue and can be collected a few days after the event. At the end there will also be the most nightmarish option of all- taking part in a group photoshoot!

Thursday 2nd May


Organic Bodies: A Chain of Thoughts

Five emerging artists have come together to create “Organic Bodies: A Chain of Thoughts” to celebrate a collaboration in which will showcase their diverse range of multidisciplinary works. From exploring the powerful and telling depths of the subconscious and memory to organic forms and experimental uses of bioplastics. Through this exhibition, we have worked together to present and highlight the intricate web which weaves and connects us together. For one night only, join us in the basement of SEESAW for the private showing which will run from 6-10pm.

Tuesday 23rd April


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 collage club takes place on the 27th March from 7-9pm.

Instagram: @mcrcollagecollective

Wednesday 24th April


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 26th April


An Introduction to Cupping

Hosted by Red Bank Coffee + SEESAW.

Join us in the evening of Monday the 29th for an introduction to cupping, brought to you by Red Bank Coffee.

In this session there will be four-to-five coffees brewed in a cupping format. We will sample them one at a time, and then guided by our host Bee, together we will discuss how to cup and why we cup. We will explore tasting notes, and the elements that are involved in creating the taste.

This event is totally free and absolutely beginner friendly, an opportunity for everyone to understand and get excited about coffee!

Monday 29th April


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. 

Rescheduled to Tuesday 30th April


SHADE Yoga Club

Come escape the hustle and join us for our weekly yoga club meet-up and discover how transformative the power of yoga has on dealing with stress in a supportive and welcoming community! Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting your journey, our meet-ups offer something for everyone. Immerse yourself in an hour of mindful movement, guided by experienced instructors who will help you deepen your practice and explore new techniques.

Every Wednesday


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 15th May


Class Bento Thursday Workshops

Every Thursday we have Class Bento curating a full schedule of great workshops from local artists, makers and workshop facilitators. Class bento are a part of the community here at SEESAW, so we're teaming up to bring you a programme of workshops that are more accessible for people, to improve their social and mental wellbeing.

Every Thursday!


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 matching the coffee shop opening hours of 8:30am-4pm.

Every Wednesday and Thursday

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 2nd August