It is that time of the week again, our weekly tips of where to head to in Manchester. As the weather blues and rain have descended on Manchester we have focused on galleries and eateries where you can escape the freeze. Well, except from the Northern Quarter food walk because that is simply too good to not include and it is half about food…
The Northern Quarter Taster – 9th November
In this unique event you get to try all different foods from around the Northern Quarter while learning about the district’s history. It’s a great idea if you have a friend up for the weekend, or if you simply want to know more about Manchester’s boho district. You’ll explore its humble beginnings of markets, shops and rag traders to its cultural regeneration, highlights and the buzz of it today. It doesn’t just stop there you’ll discover city secrets of underground rivers, Dutch weavers, superheroes, arch criminals and infamous drag queens. During the whole trip you’ll be munching on Manchester’s finest grub, trying food in a different venue every 15 minutes. The Manchester food walks do not just happen in the Northern Quarter, other districts are also willing to wet your appetite.
The Vanity of small differences, Grayson Perry. Manchester Art Gallery 24th October 2013 – 2nd February 2014.
Manchester Art Gallery always has an exciting mix of art. The Grayson Perry exhibition is not to be missed. The series of six giant tapestries tell a story of social class and its effect on our society and opinions. The detail gone into the tapestries is incredible, there is a section in the exhibition that illustrates how the tapestries were created and then designed. The exhibition is one of the many free exhibitions in Manchester.
The Whim Wham Cafe
Situated in one of Whitworth Streets railway arches the Whim Wham is a cafe with a difference, actually let’s keep with the correct term of gin saloon. The establishment boasts an extensive selection of bottled ales, lagers, wines and unique gin saloon cocktails alongside the classic cocktail menu. The food menu focuses on regional cuisine, think cheeses, meats and pies. Escape modern life and enter into a world of 1930s glamour and sophistication. Whim Wham successfully marries together vintage décor and quality food and drink.