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A ‘feel good summer’ terrace with wellness classes, live DJs and al fresco vibes is coming to Manchester

Sip on Malfy Gin-infused cocktails and get lost in an al fresco paradise

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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and The Refuge are bringing a ‘feel good summer’ programme to the terrace this summer with a schedule made for the ‘body and soul’.

The activities will take place on The Refuge’s iconic outdoor terrace space this August, with an innovative wellness programme running every Saturday until the Come As You Are weekender Pride takeover from Friday August 25th to Sunday 27th.

The line-up this summer includes wellness classes, live DJs and al fresco vibes inspired by the Amalfi coast.

In collaboration with Emma of Thorlby Yoga and Caroline Dowsett, together they will bring a special morning of mindfulness through meditation, movement and art.

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The programme is open to people of all levels of experience and will begin with a 30-minute guided meditation with Emma, as she takes guests into a deep state of calm and presence. 

This will be followed by a mindful art session with Caroline, where creative potential will be unlocked exploring various themes and styles.

She will be on hand to provide prompts and direction, igniting the imagination and helping guests tap into their artistic expression with a paint workshop.

The Refuge’s terrace will be transformed into an Amalfi Coast inspired paradise where guests can cool off sipping on Malfy Gin-infused slushes (£9.50) and refreshing Malfy Gin spritzes (£11.50) from 2pm till late – perfect for those who love a sundowner.

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The legendary Come As You Are weekender is returning to the terrace with Saturday night (August 26th) to be headlined by multi-gold record holder DJ Paulette. 

An award-winning champion of great music, DJ Paulette is set to bring sets of uplifting house, party hip hop, raw rare grooves, soulful vocals and blistering funk to diamond strewn disco, jacking deep house and tearing techno during Manchester Pride this summer.

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will be headlining Sunday (August 27th) on the Terrace.

 From a woman at the forefront of the vinyl resurgence, encouraging new appreciation for venues and quality listening spaces, Colleen’s passion and enjoyment of the music has shaped dancefloors new and old.

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Throughout the weekend DJs will take over the terrace with the very finest disco and house tracks for an all-day soirée.

And if that’s not enough, The Refuge will be hosting a Disco Flow Yoga session hosted by Thorlby Yoga and The Hush Club Disco, so be sure to bring a mat to the festivities on Saturday 26th.

Additionally, the hotel is offering the ‘Stay with Pride’ package for those looking to be at the centre of where it’s all happening during Manchester Pride weekend. 

The package includes a Come as You Are survival kit, cocktails, water bottles, and a £30 voucher for the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel’s Refuge Bar. 

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Tickets for the launch of Come As You Are Weekend on Friday August 25th are £16.75 and are available by clicking HERE.

Come as you are on Saturday 26th and Sunday 17th is free and runs on a first come first serve basis.

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New makers market with everything from dog accessories to house plants and jewellery coming to Manchester

Get this one in your diary!

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A brand new makers market is coming to Manchester this late May Bank Holiday weekend, with something for everyone.

Taking place at New Jackson – a new urban neighbourhood located at the southern gateway to the city – Manchester Made Market will be held on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th.

Over the two days you’ll be able to browse a selection of local artisanal traders and small businesses from across the region.

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There’ll be everything, from food produce, homewares, crafts and creations to dog accessories, house plants, jewellery and homemade soap.

Among the traders will be Manchester and Cheshire-based florist and floral artists Dot & Flora, graphic artist Ablott MCR selling music prints, HGT with crochet fashion and homeware designs, and artisan candlemakers Leaves and Prickles.

Elsewhere, there will be essential oils and other treatments from Grounded Wellness, permanent jewellery from Sealed Links, and desserts from Cake With Heart.

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There will be plenty of street food options to keep you topped up while you shop, including The Wild Grill, Food Sorcery, Salvi’s and new favourite Medlock Canteen.


Neighbourhood Brew will be supplying some great drinks as well.

Supported by Renaker, the market is free, but you can upgrade your experience with a limited, free VIP ticket with access to the dedicated bar area.

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Manchester Flower Festival returns with tributes to Sarah Harding and Caroline Aherne

It’s taking place later this month!

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The legendary Manchester Flower Festival is returning to our city later this month, complete with pop-ups, installations and tributes to some local icons.

Taking place over the late May Bank Holiday, the event will be headlined by its ‘Floral Trail’.

This year’s theme is Manchester Icons, with a host of names past and present being honoured in flower form, including the late comedy legend Caroline Aherne, pop star Sarah Harding and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

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Collaborating with Manchester illustrator Stanley Chow, floral designer Liv Woodward will create a portrait of Caroline Aherne at the Floral Marquee on New Cathedral Street, using sustainably sourced plants and flowers.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be remembered in a ‘tribute garden’, sponsored by the AO Arena, with visitors able to donate to the Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal by scanning the QR code at the display.

The homage to Pankhurst has been created by female-led Decordia, featuring an ornate wooden Manchester Town Hall-inspired planter with sashes, posters and colourful icons, alongside a wicker figure of the suffragette herself.

This can be found at the corner of Cross Street and King Street, adorned with purple, green and white plants – the colours of the suffragette movement.

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Other local legends will also be honoured with their own installations, including Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta and iconic Manchester brewery Boddingtons .

Fringe events will be taking place too, at locations including Northern Quarter art shop Fred Aldous, The Bridgewater Hall, the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and the National Trust’s Castlefield Viaduct.

Selfridges Exchange Square, El Gato Negro, Tast Catala, Franco Manca, Grand Pacific Manchester and Urban Playground will also be taking part, with alfresco dining, festival-related dishes and cocktails.

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Now in its seventh year, the Flower Festival, which is put together by Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, with live entertainment, workshops, and arts and crafts markets.

It all happens from May 24th to May 27th – head over to the website HERE to find more information.

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Billie Eilish announces FOUR Manchester shows as part of world tour

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Pop star Billie Eilish is coming to Manchester, with four dates confirmed at the new Co-op Live arena.

The Grammy and Oscar-winning pop icon will be playing Manchester’s newest arena on July 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd, 2025.

The dates are part of a full world tour taking place next year, in the wake of Hit Me Hard And Soft, her fourth studio album which is due out on May 17th.

The full UK dates:

  • 7 July 2025 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  • 8 July 2025 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  • 10 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 11 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 13 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 14 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 16 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 17 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 19 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 20 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 22 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 23 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester


Presale tickets go live tomorrow, Tuesday April 30th, at 12pm and are exclusive for Co-op members only.

To become a Co-op member, click HERE, and enjoy exclusive benefits.

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