Six of the best things to do in September in Manchester & Cheshire
Emma Chadwick | 15th September 2023
There’s so much happening in Manchester and Cheshire guaranteed to make the end of summer holidays and back to work just that little bit better.
From a fabulous new wine & sushi offering at MUSU to new openings, silent movies with a live score and even a menopause conference, check it out and enjoy this September in style.
Wine & Sushi at MUSU
VIVA loves MUSU the contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar, so we were delighted to try out their new sushi & wine offering.
It’s a beautiful space on Bridge Street just off Deansgate, with multi-million-pound interiors, all gorgeous booths, fabulous bar, open kitchen and amazing huge video walls which set the ethereal tone.
What’s great about the new sushi & wine is that you can get a taste of MUSU for just £35 per person and it’s a total bargain.
Taking over that awkward spot of just after lunch but not quite dinner (shall we call it Linner?), it’s available from Wednesdays onwards and offers three glasses of wine chosen to perfectly complement a sushi.
The knowledge and attention to detail under the watchful eye of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, also makes it something of an experience.
Our expert sommelier Conor told us that wine & sushi depends varies each day, depending on what the kitchen has fresh in and what they fancy producing.
They serve three meticulously selected glasses of wine with exquisite variations of perfectly prepared sushi, including a tantalising sashimi course, beautiful nigiri and delicate hosomaki rolls.
The restaurant is fast becoming a must-go destination with its signature Kaiseki tasting menu, to its a la carte Sentaku menu, a set lunch Subayai menu, sushi at the Omakase counter and now its Wine & Sushi experience.
Produce and ingredients for MUSU are sourced only from premium suppliers, with A4 grade Wagyu beef, kombu, high grade traditional soy sauce from Japan, Skye langoustines, salt-aged free-range duck, and Wiltshire truffles from the UK.
JUICEBOX has opened in the city centre on Bridge Street following the success of their Didsbury site.
Open day-night, 7-days a week, for sit-in, takeaway and delivery, each day sees a changing selection of 15+ wines by the glass, and best of all, £5 negronis.
Nibble on food-store cupboard essentials, super tasty snacks and fancy deli goods, or go all out with their loaded focaccias, delicious small plates menu, and legendary fried chicken sandwiches.
It’s a dog’s life at Moxy, but all in a good cause!
Here at VIVA we love our doggy furbabies so it’s great to hear Moxy Spinningfields is teaming up with PDSA, the UK’s leading pet charity.
The dog-friendly hotel will donate £1 from every pet stay from to October to PDSA, and in return, all dogs staying at the hotel will receive a puppy welcome pack, including a stylish bandana that will make them the talk of the town!
In addition, in September, Moxy will be launching its very own dog-themed cocktail, with a further donation going to PDSA.
Hospitality Action tickets now on sale
Four of the North’s most talented and admired chefs will join forces to cook up a culinary storm in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action.
The award-winning culinary line-up is comprised of: Tim Allen of 1 Michelin star sō-lō, Aughton; Danielle Heron of Osma, Prestwich; Stosie Madi of Gastropub of the Year [by National Restaurant Awards] Parkers Arms, Ribble Valley and James Mackenzie of 1 Michelin Star Pipe and Glass, Beverley.
It takes place in the grade II listed Kimpton Clocktower, central Manchester, on Monday, October 9. It’s priced £135 per person and £1,300 for a table of ten, with proceeds going to the worthy cause.
Northern silents presents Pandora’s Box
Sensational silent film Pandora’s Box starring Louise Brooks screens at The Stoller Hall with live score by Frame Ensemble on Saturday 16th September 2023, 7.30pm, The Stoller Hall, Manchester
One of the great silent films, Pandora’s Box (PG), will be brought to life with a mesmerizing live score performed by the acclaimed Frame Ensemble.
This silent classic, directed by GW Pabst and released in 1929, Pandora’s Box is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting, and the legendary lead performance from its iconic star Louise Brooks.
What’s been billed as Cheshire’s first menopause conference is being held at Alderley Park, Alderley Edge on Tuesday, September 19, from 6-10pm.
The all-star panel, hosted by TV star Jenny Powell, will feature specialist menopause doctors, Dr Louise Newson and Dr Sally Harris, TV celebrity hairstylist Nicky Clarke and skincare and wellbeing expert Liz Earle.
In addition to enlightening panel discussions, attendees will also have the opportunity to talk informally to 12 consultants from The Wilmslow Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK.