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What to do in Manchester. (Feb 2014)

28th February 2014 Posted by numagoo

For those of us who were not lucky enough to get a golden ticket for 6 Music Festival taking place in Manchester this weekend. Here are some other events and places to keep us entertained over the weekend and the coming week.

The opening of Underland. Primrose Street, Ancoats.  Over the last ten years Ancoats has been a pillar of the regeneration of Manchester. Many of the old mills have been turned into popular flats, creating a new cool inner city area of Manchester. Up until now its nightlife has been sparse. With many of its residents filtering towards town and the Northern Quarter. Filling this nightlife gap is Underland. Situated in an old abattoir, the venue boasts a creative space for artists to exhibit and mingle and a basement area ideal for club nights.   The use of basement cleverly prevents any worries about noise complaints. Underland marries together Manchester’s industrial past and the bright creative future. It is set to be a staple of the Manchester music scene.

Minor Words. One poet, one musician. Nexus Art Cafe, Tuesday March 4th, 7pm.  Pancake day sees the start of a new exciting event taking place at Nexus Art Cafe. The event features one poet and one musician trading off sets.  The Northern Quarter is known for its unique nights and Minor Words does not disappoint. Spoken Word is incredibly popular at the moment in Manchester and further afield. It’s refreshing to see it being done slightly differently here with the poet Tom Kwei and the musician Richard Lomax hosting the gig with two very different sets.  Nexus Bar aren’t forgetting its pancake day and have generously put on a spread of free pancakes! So sit back, eat pancakes and enjoy the creative talent of Manchester.

Know of any events or favourite eateries in Manchester? Let us know, we’re always looking for new places to feature. Have a great weekend!