Monthly Archives: June 2011

Drinking in the Rain

Better late than never the sun has decided to turn up in Manchester, and if you’re partial to enjoying it’s warming rays with a drink in hand then there are a few fantastic outdoor drinking spots in Manchester that you … Continue reading

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Metro(h)-dear

For a brief period this afternoon the sun came out in Manchester. Piccadilly Gardens was filled with young children playing in the fountains, city centre vagrants swigging cider on benches and local office workers lounging on the lawn; and only … Continue reading

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Preview of MIF 2011

Manchester International Festival will once again be welcoming a whole host of original work by some of the world’s greatest performers, artists, chefs and designers from the 30th of June to the 17th of July. Highlights from previous years include … Continue reading

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10 Manchester Bands to see Live in 2011

1) Kid British Kid British brilliantly combine high energy Ska with a Rocky edge and have amassed quite an array of catchy tunes that generate an incredible atmosphere at live venues. Slick lyrics on the nuances of day to day … Continue reading

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Fan-to-see Footballers

You would think that Carlos Tevez would know his way around Manchester by now, the Argentinean striker spent 2 seasons at Old Trafford from 2007 to 2009 before barrelling into Eastlands where he has been terrorising defences and his own … Continue reading

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Every Cloud

15 Years ago today Manchester was granted a unique opportunity, a chance to completely redesign a whole swath of its city centre, every architect and town planners dream scenario. What gave rise to this situation was more of a nightmare, … Continue reading

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10 of the best live music venues – Manchester

1) The Deaf Institute The grandeur of the neo-Gothic Grade II listed Deaf and Dumb Institute provides an ironic setting for this shrine to the independent music scene. A wonderful aesthetic and ethos runs through the institute, highlighted by it’s … Continue reading

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