Wednesday 16th of September 2015
University of Manchester Museum
The museum was the major focus of the Manchester Natural History Society, and it was housed from 1835 in grand premises on Peter Street. Over the twentieth century, the collection was split into Archery, Archaeology, Botany, Egyptology, Entomology, Ethnography, Mineralogy, Palaeontology, Numismatics, and Zoology, as well as live specimens in the aquarium and vivarium.
This month, new art work by one of Africa’s foremost contemporary artists Romuald Hazoumè features swarms of multicoloured butterflies which take over the ‘Living Worlds’ gallery, and ‘The Phantoms of Congo River’, a photography exhibition by Nyaba L. Ouedraogo, explores European colonialism and race through the journey of an ivory transporter down the Congo River.
Built in 1928 this Grade-II listed building was originally a dance hall for the Manchester revellers. An ultra-springy dance floor and a revolving stage, The Ritz venue became the most popular destination for anyone passing through Manchester during the ’30s and ’40s. The Ritz also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss, who was the band master for 17 years and known as ‘The King of The Ritz’. It is thought that he was responsible for many marriages in Manchester at the time, as one radio presenter explains: “People said he was responsible for half the population of Greater Manchester. On the last dance of the evening the lights would go down and couples would kiss on the dance floor, go steady, get married and have children.”
HOME is a unique combination of high quality meeting spaces, exciting cultural experiences and a great atmosphere making it an inspiring location for a wide range of events.
Five cinema spaces, two theatre spaces, 500m2 gallery space, a contemporary function room, outdoor terrace plus bespoke, seasonal and locally sourced catering facilities make HOME the creative choice for mid-size conferences, corporate events, receptions and parties.
24 Bar & Grill
This bar and restaurant is one of Manchester’s best kept secrets. Located in the basement of the Arora Hotel in China Town, 24 Bar & Grill is spread over two rooms – one holding the classy grill restaurant, and the swanky bar area in the other. During the day and the evening, 24 serves up high class three course meals at affordable prices. Their menu changes often, but you’re likely to find Greek, Mediterranean and Italian inspired dishes featuring seafood, pasta and steaks. By night step into the bar area and splash out on fruity cocktails from their menu of classics and their own experimental flavours, and you can even learn how to make four different drinks at their cocktail masterclasses.
A temporary pop-up venue outside The Lowry, Pier 8. A full schedule of new theatre, full details of which can be found at thelowry.com/roundabout.
The National Football Museum
Whether you’re a football fanatic, planning a visit with your family or on a weekend break to the great city of Manchester, enjoy your visit to the world’s biggest and best football museum.
Monkeywood Theatre’s stage production of By Far The Greatest Team tells four new stories about Manchester City and Manchester United, and gets to the heart of why the beautiful game has such an impact on people’s lives. Each play is rooted in the truth about real fans’ experiences and challenges the usual stereotypes about football.