There’s a host of events and openings in the city centre and beyond this week, including a forage and dining experience as the gorgeous Groobarbs and the launch of Run Red Activewear, a true Mancunian success story.
To find out more (and where you can celebrate Eurovision without spending an arm and a leg) then read all about in our What’s on guide.
Foraging fun and dining
Groobarbs Field Kitchen has joined forces with Forage Box to offer diners a unique experience.
It’s on Thursday, May 4, starting with a two hour foraging session at 10.30am led by Forage Box founder Jim Parums , joined by Groobarbs’ David Fryer.
Guests will then be seated for a fantastic five-course lunch, created by Groobarbs’ Head Chef, Mark Price. Featuring ingredients freshly harvested from Groobarbs’ market garden and surrounding fields, core products from local artisans and producers, and ingredients earlier foraged by Jim, it’s a truly local and seasonal menu.
Reservations cost £45pp and include a two-hour foraging session, engaging talk, and five-course set l Price at £45 per person, call 01925 569 160 for reservations and further information.
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester has revealed a special programme to celebrate Eurovision, including package offers and screening parties.
With accommodation rates in Liverpool skyrocketing up to £1,300 a night, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is the perfect alternative for Eurovision fanatics looking for somewhere to enjoy the fun – as it’s under an hour train or taxi ride from Liverpool and it also offers the unique ‘Double Double’ rooms perfect for larger groups.
Those not travelling to Liverpool don’t have to miss on the spectacle either. Hosted by Family Gorgeous at the hotel’s restaurant and bar, The Refuge, is Kimpton’s epic live screening party. Guests can expect a night of cheeky commentary, DJs, activities and surprise performances.
‘Double Standard’ rooms start from £253 and ‘Double Double’ rooms from £317. Tickets for the Eurovision screening party are available from £20 per person.
Run Red Activewear launch
North-West, female founded, ultra inclusive brand; Red Run Activewear, will be launching their first concession with luxury retail giant, Harvey Nichols Manchester, on the Saturday (May 6).
The brands highly anticipated SS23 collection, Azalea, will consist of a 20-piece limited edition range of active streetwear staples ranging from a brand first skort, a nylon waterproof explorer jacket and their best-selling windbreaker.
VIVA’s had a sneak peak and we’re seriously impressed! Drawing inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled world of motor cross racing, the Red Run Azalea collection features a bold and vibrant colour palette that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Azalea features a range of sustainable fabrics, including BCI cottons, recycled tensile fabrics, and Red Run’s iconic sweat wicking polymead. BCI cottons are grown using more sustainable farming practices that reduce water usage, minimize the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers, and promote fair labor practices.
Recycled tensile fabrics are made from post-consumer waste materials, such as plastic bottles and textile scraps, and are transformed into new, high-quality fabrics. And the polymead sweat wicking fabrics are designed to keep you cool and dry, even during the hottest and most intense workouts.
Roby 1844 re-opened this week for those looking for a great canalside venue. Next to The Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street and featuring two floors of waterside seating and an outdoor bar, Roby 1844 will be open Thursday to Sunday each week.
It will be serving up a delicious new menu of small plates, burgers, sandwiches, sharers, salads, and pizzas in collaboration with artisan pizza makers, PizzaSi.
The Roby BBQ Grill will take place every Saturday from 2pm – 6pm over the summer months and visitors can also expect an exciting line-up of additional upcoming events, including an afternoon tea celebration for the King’s Coronation over the weekend of 5th – 8th May, and a Eurovision Party from 12th – 14th May. To find out more about Roby 1844, click here