One thing I’ve learnt from living in Manchester is that there is always something going on, even if you haven’t heard about it. Not everyone has access to a marketing genius, right? So for anyone in the Manchester area in March, here are a few suggestions of things that will be happening here – some less well publicised than others, but all worth a look (in my opinion).
For Mother’s Day…
Last year I took my mum for a champagne afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols, which was lovely. Although I’ve actually put together a hamper for her this year, I can recommend a good afternoon tea as a mother’s day treat – it’s something girlie and lovely that you can enjoy together! Richmond tea rooms is a cute and quirky Alice-in-Wonderland-themed option or check out the plethora of options on the Salford Tea Trail.
For vintage finds…..
Browse vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, homewares and collectables (at affordable prices) at Salford’s vintage pop-up event – The Vintage Village at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Sunday 25th March, 10:30 am– 4:00pm. The museum and it’s café are worth a look whilst you’re there, and apparently Ginger’s Comfort Emporium will be selling their ice creams there.
From this Saturday (17th March) The Lowry is hosting “The House of Annie Lennox” – an exhibition celebrating Annie Lennox’s music and style. The exhibition (a V&A Touring Collections exhibition) will show a selection of costumes, personal treasures, campaign material and video footage. It will show until 17th June.
For the craic….
The Manchester Irish Festival is in full swing and will come to a close this Sunday. Given that St Patrick’s Day is this weekend, it’s no surprise to see there is still plenty to enjoy!
For an insider look at the BBC in their stunning surroundings…
The BBC are offering behind-the-scenes tours of their facilities at MediaCityUK, home to Match of the Day, Dragon’s Den, Blue Peter and more, which apparently includes taking part in some production in the interactive studio. There is also a CBBC Interactive Tour and a local community tour (for locals from certain postcodes).
I’ve not been on the tour myself, but I have been in a few of the MediaCityUK buildings now, and they and that whole area by the quays are just stunning. Plus it’s an easy tram ride from the city centre.