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A Manchester thread for all things Manc

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by mauvais, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I thought I'd give this a shot - a long-running Manchester thread for all kinds of news, events, offers, trivia, chat, organising the first threads of meetups etc.

    To start it off, I've become a bit of a fan of Manchester Confidential. It's a mostly food and restaurant oriented site. Amongst other things, you can buy restaurant vouchers where you get double your money - i.e. £25 gives you £50 to spend. Be warned that they do send you a very high volume of email though.

    From there, on a civic & social topic, this is a decent long read piece, a bit incoherent in its quotes at times but I liked it.

    The State Of The City - Manchester In 2017

    The snippet doesn't really do it justice so have a read.

    On a different note, Skyliner is a blog I like reading about Manchester history & architecture, updated only infrequently: Home

    I'll pop back in whenever I see some decent info - in 2016 we got a few things by keeping an eye on the papers, like free Halle Orchestra tickets, guided walks, steaks, festival gigs etc so hopefully 2017 turns out a few freebies.
     
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  2. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    M62.

    Best thing to come out of Manchester :thumbs:

    Legs it :D

    FAB Cafe was my fav:cool:
     
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  3. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Read in the online version of Manchester Evening News that some poor soul was a victim of a hit and run in Cheadle High Street , dragged 60 ft under a car , and has serious head injuries :(
    A far cry from when it was under the watchful gaze of the Workers Defence Squads .
     
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  4. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    In other news on the same site, someone had an apple thrown at them on Oxford Road. I admit that I laughed - although being smacked on the head with a bramley would probably hurt.
     
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  5. punkyfish

    punkyfish Help

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  6. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

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  7. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Near us, some pisshead taxi driver (!) managed to punt a streetlight pole off a bridge and on to lane 1 of the M60 this morning. Amazingly noone was hit or hurt.

    I've no idea about the Cheadle incident but driving standards in Manchester are shit. We live next to a mini roundabout and it's constant horns & confusion. Car insurance is about 3x what I used to pay and with good reason I think.
     
  8. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Report yesterday was saying he is likely to recover, albeit taking some months to do so. Drive arrested for attempted murder it seems.

    Family say man in Boxing Day car collision in Cheadle 'on mend'
     
  9. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

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  10. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

  11. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Ta - yet to visit PHM but we have a couple of mates over at end of Jan so will try and take that in :cool:
     
  12. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    We went round a couple of other galleries over the weekend – the Deana Petherbridge show at the Whitworth is spectacular. They also have a Warhol thing on as well – I can take or leave most of his stuff, but there’s a series of electric chair screen prints which are fab.


    Deanna Petherbridge | Whitworth Art Gallery


    Manchester Art Gallery has a fantastic exhibition of photographs curated by Martin Parr – it’s in a gallery up at the top that I’ve never come across before, and definitely worth a visit. They also have a nice show of modern Japanese design (fashion, ceramics and furniture) which we loved.

    Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers | Manchester Art Gallery
     
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  13. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    (the soup in the cafe in the Manchester Art Gallery was very good too. )
     
  14. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    I've not been to Manchester for a few years now. Fond memories of University days in the 90s, living in Whalley Range, then Fallowfield then Burnage.

    Are there many clubs left? Sankeys has closed recently though I suspect it was long past it's best
     
  15. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Plenty of decent club action in Manchester these days. Sankey's closure was sad for nostalgic reasons only. It's been shite for years.
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

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    :(
     
  17. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Is the Discotheque Royale still there? 50p a pint it was on Student night!
     
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  18. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Wakey, Wakey, Eggs & Bakey!

    Indeed, made me sad at the time. Spent a lot of my teens/twents in there and The Banshee.
     
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

    i see the auld steam brewery has become a place of workship - was there for a social after an anti-poll tax conference in '91
     
  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

    only went there the once but it was a very memorable once
     
  21. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Chorlton Irish Centre still there?
     
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    Pickman's model amid a crowd of stars

  23. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Think so, yes.
     
  24. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Bizarrely, was the scene of a Sunday night pill fest that ended up with copping off with a German satanist.

    Queen of Hearts in Fallowfield? Must still be there- goldmine I would have thought
     
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  25. killer b

    killer b Gazing vacantly at a plate of mince

    I'm a bit out of the loop with nighclubs atm (I don't really ever want to be out past midnight) but there's still plenty going on.

    The most interesting nights seem to be happening at Soup Kitchen, Islington Mill and Hidden, as far as I can tell. The Warehouse Project dominates the city when it's running, but TBH on the occasions I've been I hated it.

    There's a new 'Fac' brand club where the dance factory was which has some good looking nights on sometimes too.
     
  26. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    I follow the Manchester Evening News on facebook. If you want :eek::eek::eek::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D
    I suggest you also follow it.
    I lived there a long time ago but didn't stay long :)
     
  27. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I used to live in a bedsit up the side of it. I saw the sights :eek:
     
  28. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    Let us be honest - you were banished into exile to Yorkshire for your antics. :hmm:
     
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  29. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    They begged me to stay don't you know :D
     
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  30. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow daft apeth

    I seem to recall reading there were massive street parties when you left. :D
     

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