3 ideas for this weekend in Manchester (13 – 15 September, 2013)

robinsonsLooking for some weekend entertainment? Look no further, here’s our top 3 suggestions for what to get up, plus some additional highlights from our social media friends.

  • Ramsbottom Festival kicks off 3 packed days of great entertainment today, all set in the quaint Bury town of Ramsbottom, surrounded by rolling hills in a picturesque landscape. The festival promises to deliver a quality, eclectic mix of established international musicians, emerging artists and DJs along with activities for all ages including craft and music workshops, a real ale tent and a fine selection of scrumptious food.
  • On Saturday head over to Stockport and take a self-guided tour of the Historic Quarter, where a selection of venues are hosting special events throughout the day to showcase the story of Stockport’s past. With everything from free guided tours and pie making demos to free beer and cheese samples it would be rude not to check it out.
  • Fancy a mooch amongst some of the tastiest and quirkiest handmade products on offer across our region? Head to the Altrincham Vintage, Handmade & Producers’ Market on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the region’s most talented craft makers and producers while sampling some of their products.

Here’s what our Twitter followers recommend:

  • ‏@leemarks31: @ThisMorningCall at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, should be a cracker. http://www.anthonyburgess.org/visiting-us/whats-on?Date=2013-09-14
  • ‏@McrSciFest: Don’t miss @voiceofmosi ‘s 30th birthday celebrations this weekend! We’re having a party-there’ll be cake! http://www.mosi.org.uk/whats-on/mosi-30.aspx
  • ‏@CornerhouseMcr: Get a big fat fix of film noir at our 24hr noir-athon http://bit.ly/12iAoNp & check out #DoubleIndemnity http://bit.ly/17mWrKf
  • ‏@topdogdays: Free entry to top Mcr settings under Heritage Open Days this weekend http://bit.ly/18YS2IN
  • ‏@wheelsformillie: Peter and the Wolf fundraising children’s music concert in Didsbury tomorrow http://buff.ly/189yH6E
  • ‏@visit_bury: We will be at the excellent @rammyfestival Kicks off tonight. Great line up. Some tickets still available http://tinyurl.com/pv3fjn4
  • ‏@ChapelStStudios: Watch comedy theatre – #VIPplay @theblacklionsld Sat 7.30pm / Sun 6pm – http://www.newlivetheatre.co.uk/shows/vip/ Get 10% off main meals w/ tix!
  • ‏@VisitSalford: this weekend enjoy #HOD, Salford Food & Drink Festival continues & the fab Waterside Markets @LowryOutlet http://ow.ly/oPNMF
  • ‏@susanwildman137: Tram to Brooklands and visit St Johns Church – it’s heritage open weekend. William Morris workshop stained glass and free teas!
  • ‏@shopping_jo: shopping of course! And maybe a spot of afternoon tea at @Cloud23Bar perfect!
  • ‏@dudleymoore1976: Band on the Wall. Fantastic weekend of live music planned.
  • ‏@mollygarnz: @unconvention http://unconventionmanchester.eventbrite.com/ @MchSchArt
  • ‏@NoClashOfColour: it’s the magic of the #FACup on Saturday .. EVERYBODY with a passion for football, @Droylsden_FC v @FCTrafford KO1500 #Wembley
  • ‏@mollygarnz: Form/Function abstract paintings @PiccadillyPlace this weekend and @Altvtgmarket in Altrincham
  • ‏@rammyfestival: Us! http://ramsbottomfestival.com/
  • @jademellor: I’ll be away but if I was here I’d definitely be going to the beautiful @ThePortico library for @heritageopenday 🙂
  • ‏@mikeakelly: @rammyfestival of course!
  • ‏@JayneBousie: Tomorrow night’s concert at @BridgewaterHall to hear current National Champions @fodensband. Should be really good!
  • @BudGardenCentre: As it’s @SoilAssociation Organic September, what about this pic.twitter.com/jIt1ZJnJQK? ‏@lsutherland: one of the last weekends for Hidden @PHMMcr well worth a visit 🙂
  • ‏@JayneBousie: A trip to @voiceofmosi’s birthday weekend is a must!

And here’s what our Facebook friends suggest:

  • Leah Brookes: Bembrazil…..absolutely lovely all you can eat
  • Chezzie Le Choux: Cupcake Decorating class on sunday at Chezzie le choux in afflecks
  • Tania Ashby: A visit to the Mcdc Craft! Amazing finds with lovely people making makes before your very eye’s! xXx
  • Kaz Mcvey: Drinks at spinningfields then tapas at el rincons
  • Angela O’Neill Walker: Yum Yums all you can eat Chinese cheap n cheerful @ Printworks ;p
  • Chris Hepburn: Come and take a workshop and improve your photography in lovely Salford Quays! – http://chrishepburn.co.uk/
  • Rosie Ireland: The Arndale Centre
  • Carl Petch: I know it’s a little bit far from MCR city centre but Ramsbottom festival is on. Saturday @ 3pm is Lazy Habits who I’m looking forward to seeing.
  • Ian Doyle: The 75th Anniversary Celebrations at Manchester Airport. Viewing Park, free entry , flypasts and loads of things for the kids.

One thought on “3 ideas for this weekend in Manchester (13 – 15 September, 2013)

  1. Gerard Gordon

    Avoid going into Manchester in the evening. I recently travelled there for a meal in the company of a recovering stroke victim. We had to park near the venue because of his mobility problems, but we were penalised for arriving back 5 minutes late at 21.32 on a Saturday night, despite filling the meter for the maximum 4 hours allowed. The council have a greed that is reflected by employing parking wardens that late on a summer Saturday evening to penalise visitors. I would advise you to seek a restaurant in Cheshire, or some other location, rather that give into the greed of a council who have nothing but contempt for the visitor. I appealed, but they ignored it, despite claiming they had sympathy with me; they didn’t.


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