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20 Stories is transforming its terrace into an English garden for a very special event

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20 Stories is revamping its iconic terrace with the launch of a new ‘Quintessential English Garden’.

Manchester’s highest restaurant and bar is transforming its terrace from August 20th until September 30th with a beautiful English garden theme.

The terrace revamp will feature four garden houses in partnership with the finest English sparkling wine producer, Nyetimber.

The collaboration will also bring a specially-curated Nyetimber menu, including Nyetimber by the glass, bottle, as well as handcrafted cocktails including ‘North to South’ – made with homemade tablet syrup, fresh mint, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, and served over crushed ice.

There’ll also be doing an ‘English 57’ cocktail, made up of gin, lemon, sugar, and Nyetimber Classic Cuvée.

Becky Wilkes, senior sales and marketing manager at D&D London – which owns 20 Stories – said: “Our terrace has become a much talked-about feature at 20 Stories, especially since our reopening at the start of July.

“The English garden we’re creating will bring a whole new feel to the space and we can’t wait for the big reveal. We want to give our guests a sense of a staycation, and bring the holiday feel to Manchester.”

The terrace will play host to four garden houses which will be decorated in keeping with the English garden theme.

Head chef Mike Jennings has also created an incredible selection of dishes, including baked local beetroot with whipped goats cheese and sticky walnuts, pan fried scallops, black pudding and pea salad, and whole lobster, garlic butter and fries.

The garden houses can be hired for up to six people for private use, and a Nyetimber menu will also be provided.

The terrace is open from August 20th until September 30th – you can find more info on the 20 Stories website here.

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Printworks is giving away more prizes at another huge interactive quiz next week

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Manchester’s number one entertainment venue Printworks is putting on some big interactive quizzes this month.

Printworks is officially ‘Open for Quizness’ with the launch of the two online game shows offering the chance to win £500 worth of prizes, as well as the chance for one lucky Mancunian to be crowned the city’s ultimate quiz champion.

When looking back over the last year, quizzes will be remembered for keeping us entertained and connected with our loved ones.

So in celebration of the Printworks reopening on May 17th, the venue is hosting two interactive events in partnership with local game developers Piing.

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The first one happened on Tuesday, May 4th, and went down a storm, delivering hours of top class quiz-based entertainment – as well as prizes.

The next one is happening next week, on Tuesday May 11th at 6:30pm, and Manchester is invited to pick up its phones and meet friends, family or colleagues on the leaderboard.

This isn’t just any old online quiz, and whether you’re at home with a takeaway, in the park or in a beer garden, you can join in for the chance to win prizes including vouchers to spend in your favourite Printworks destination – as well as a few booby prizes.

Jason Shay, Centre Director at Printworks, said: “Over the last 20 years, Printworks has been the number one destination for entertaining family and friends with fun-filled days and vibrant nights out.

“We’re looking forward to hosting the quiz to end all quizzes to treat our much-loved and loyal customers ahead of the reopening of our indoor venues from the 17th May.”

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There’ll be five quiz rounds to take part in including Food and Drink, British Pop Culture and Manchester, with a sports round to discover if Manchester is truly Red or Blue.

You can even make a night of it with some takeaway scran from Nando’s, Hard Rock Café or Wasabi. Wagamama and Hard Rock Café are also open for outdoor drinks and dining, although you’re best prebooking a table.

To take part in the quiz live you can visit the website here on your mobile (or desktop).

Here’s what you can win:

  1. 1st Prize: £150 spending spree at Printworks – to be spent in a venue of choice
  2. 2nd Prize: £50 to spend at a Printworks venue of choice
  3. 3rd Prize: £25 to spend at a Printworks venue of choice

To find out more about future Printworks quizzes, head over to their website here.

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A load of Marvel and DC superheroes have appeared in the Trafford Centre

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Superhero fans are in for a treat as several of them have appeared down at the Trafford Centre.

Both big and little superhero fans will be able to head down to the shopping centre and get photos with their heroes.

Whether you prefer Marvel or DC, there’s a range of different characters from both currently down at Barton Square.

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Seven superheroes have descended on the venue, including Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman.

The characters are free to visit.

The Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre posted about the event on Instagram and Twitter, saying: “Have you seen the latest visitors to Barton Square?

“Don’t miss your chance to visit 7 superheroes including Hulk, Iron Man, Aquaman and more. They won’t be here for long so don’t miss out on your #SuperheroSelfie!”

The post has proved popular, with hundreds of people liking and commenting on it in just a few hours.

Responding to someone on Instagram, the Trafford Centre confirmed that the superheroes will be in Barton Square until Sunday May 23rd.

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An immersive ‘Fawlty Towers’ dining experience is happening this summer

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Fawlty Towers is an iconic piece of British television history, and has had audiences in stitches ever since it first aired in the 1970s.

Now you can live out an authentic Basil Fawlty dining experience at ‘Faulty Towers’, an immersive restaurant event which is happening at The Bowdon Rooms this summer.

The audience will become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, and pretty much anything can happen – with 70% of the show being improvised.

The fun starts as guests wait to be seated, before two-hours of jokes and shambolic service ensue, as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style three-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.

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Internationally acclaimed, Faulty Towers was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series, and nearly a million people around the world have now seen it.

As of 2019, 11 teams of cast working from England and Australia tour around 20 countries a year performing it – the show is in its eighth year in London’s West End, where it holds TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

It’s won rave reviews as well, with The Advertiser at Adelaide Fringe saying: “A solid two hours of madness and a fantastic tribute to the much-loved BBC sitcom that leaves you bursting in laughter”.

Broadway Baby at Edinburgh Fringe called it ‘Outrageously funny’, while Best of Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts added: “Hilarious… catch it before it leaves”.

The Faulty Towers Dining Experience

The ticket price includes a three course meal, and special dietary requirements must be made directly with the venue a minimum of one week before the event.

It’s coming to The Bowdon Rooms on Sunday June 20th 2021, with events at 12:00pm and 17:00pm.

You can grab your tickets here – for bookings of 10 or more you’ll need to contact the venue directly.

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Located in Bowdon, Altrincham, The Bowdon Rooms is an example of stunning Edwardian architecture with Art Deco influences in the immaculate interior.

Dating back to 1903, the award-winning venue is a great choice for exclusive events with its abundance of old style charm and grandeur, authentic character and beautiful features. 

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