SKIMS swim launch and plenty to dive into this week
Emma Chadwick | 21st June 2023
There’s Kim Kardashian’s long-awaited launch of her SKIMS swim range in Europe and now available in Manchester this week alongside a whole lot of fun.
Parents can enjoy 90% off the gripping Questa Kids educational game giving guilt-free screen time or take a gander at the stars headlining Manchester Literature Festival as well as some gorgeous dining at Groobarbs.
Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS swim makes a debut splash in Manchester
SKIMS has launched its best-selling swim collection in Europe for the first time and the good news is the Kim Kardashian bathing edit will be available here in the Selfridges Manchester Trafford and Manchester Exchange Square. VIVA’s loving the look of these pieces, ideal for pool parties and making the most of your summer vacay!
Groobarbs celebrates English Wine Week with special collab
In celebration of English Wine Week (June 17 – 25) the field-to-fork kitchen in High Legh, Cheshire, is joining forces with the award-winning Staffordshire winery to host an exclusive wine pairing event.
Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy a five-course set menu created by Groobarbs’ Head Chef, Mark Price, complemented by five perfectly paired English wines.
An engaging talk from Clive Vickers, Owner and Head Wine Maker at Halfpenny Green Wine Estate, will see guests educated on each wine selection, whilst learning more about the family-owned business’s incredible success story.
An introduction to each of the accompanying dishes, created from produce harvested from Groobarbs Field Kitchen’s 6.5-acre market garden just metres away, will also be provided.
Speaking on the two producers’ synergies and passion for reviving farming in the regions, owner of Groobarbs Field Kitchen, David Fryer, said: “The similarities between Groobarbs Wild Farm and Halfpenny Green Wine Estate are great. Both are family businesses and started with just half an acre of land. What really unites us however is our passion for growing the best quality produce to rival that of any continental grower. With this event we look forward to providing guests with a taste of the best British produce, grown and developed here in Cheshire & Staffordshire.”
Reservations cost £60pp for the full pairing experience or £33.50 for those simply looking to dine.
There’s 90% off Questa Kids for 24 hours only, starting at 2pm Saturday, June 24. Use code HOT90 to grab the coolest discount in town. It’s an educational game for kids aged seven to 12, with a galactic globe trotting adventure that teaches kids about different cultures, tolerance, science, art and a whole lot more. Visit www.questakids.com, for more details and to claim your discount.
Speak with Pride
Enjoy an inclusive event from Heard Storytelling on Thursday, June 29, which will give a platform to captivating true stories on the lived experiences of people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
Taking place at the Feel Good Club in the Northern Quarter, as well as enjoying a curated line up of storytellers, there will be a couple of spaces open for budding storytellers. If you decide to tell a story, the amazing audience will make you feel right at home.
Show up with an idea for a story or just sit back to listen – there is no pressure to get behind the mic. These events are as much about the joy of hearing the voices of others, of finding there’s a story in each person, and coming together to connect and learn.
The event is raising money for the LGBT foundation that delivers advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.
Early bird tickets are £6 each with 50% of the ticket sale donated directly to the LGBT Foundation. Plus, there are student, senior citizen and disability concessions.
Buffalo Trace Distillery, renowned as the world’s most awarded distillery, has joined forces with Project Halcyon, the hidden gem of Manchester’s cocktail scene, to introduce an extraordinary new addition: The Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Trolley. This innovative collaboration promises to deliver an unforgettable journey through the flavours and multiple styles of the iconic Old Fashioned cocktail.
Tickets go on sale for Manchester Manchester Literature Festival this week (
Manchester Literature Festival has announced four remarkable writers headlining this year’s festival in autumn at events hosted by two cutting edge Manchester venues, Contact and HOME. The festival will run 6-22 October 2023.
Zadie Smith, Lemn Sissay, Max Porter and Linton Kwesi Johnson are the headline authors now on sale for MLF Get Closer Members with more authors to be announced soon.