Manchester’s May offerings

Manchester city centre has plenty to offer over the coming weeks if you’re looking for something slightly out of the ordinary. Here are a few ideas…

Tunisian Treasures Market

I caught the start of this pretty, colourful market, which is going to run until Friday 1st June in Manchester’s St Ann’s Square.

You can find ceramics, tiles, lamps, carpets, spices, leather goods and more in this Tunisian Bazaar, and there’s also The Medina Bedouin tent where you can grab a mint tea. It’s also a nice place to pick up some Tunisian-style food, with olives, exotic pastries and freshly made falafels.

Spinfest

Spinfest is a series of free daytime live music festivals held on this year’s bank holidays over the summer. The events are held outside The Oast House in Spinningfields, and judging by the photos on their Facebook page, the May Bank Holiday “American Vintage”-themed festival was a great success. The second of the festivals will be a Jubilee event held on 3rd and 4th June and will feature classic British music!

Afflecks Street Party

Afflecks in the Northern Quarter is having a 30th birthday street party on 26th May, with live DJs and bands, street performers, an Afflecks fashion show, ice cream, candy floss and food provided by Blackdog Ballroom. Worth checking out!

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