I doubt I’ll get the chance to visit, but I do like the sound of this: a pop-up tearoom, created by final year art students at Manchester Met to help fund their degree shows, in the gallery space at the Holden Building. 1930s uniforms, fresh cakes, Lancashire Tea, art on the walls, lovely space. Great idea. More on the tumblr, running til Feb 10.
Other art-student-related community involvement: Art at the Chophouse, an exhibition of the best work from students at Northern art schools, at Mr Thomas’s Chop House on Cross Street. Available to buy.