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All the Manchester nightclubs opening at 00:01 on Monday morning when restrictions lift

Get your dancing shoes at the ready…

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As July 19th looms, Manchester’s long-suffering nightclubs are preparing to finally reopen their doors after a full year of no custom.

It’s been an undeniably difficult year for our hospitality industry – bars, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs have been among the worst-hit throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with an estimated 10,000 UK businesses closing for good as a result of continuous lockdowns and social distancing measures.

It has never been so important to show our venues a little bit of love and, of course, some much-needed revenue, so it’s hardly surprising to hear that a number of nightclubs across Manchester are going to be wasting no time at all in opening their doors next week – well, maybe just one minute wasted.

Yep, there are going to be nightclubs opening at 00:01am in the early hours of Monday July 19th, when it will be perfectly legal to welcome customers back onto their dance floors.

Here’s who’s getting involved: 

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China White 

The Deansgate nightclub will indeed be welcoming in guests from one minute past midnight on July 19th with an epic Sunday Club do – they only accept bookings though, so fire them a message via Instagram to get yourself a spot.

Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4BQ
020 7291 1480

Factory 251

Of course Factory are getting in on the action. The staple student haunt will be opening as soon as legally possible at 00:01am on the 19th with its ticketed ‘One Minute Past Midnight Party’ event.

Early bird tickets are fully sold out, but you can still get your hands on standard release and final release, which are priced from just £5, here.

118 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7EN
0161 637 2570

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Cruz 101

Cruz 101 will be brought back to life on July 19th, and no moment later! The famed nightclub will be throwing its very own ‘Freedom Day’ event as the clock strikes midnight, where there will be full decor, vibrant performances and the Cruz 101 Drag Queens you all know and love (and have missed).

Visit their official Facebook event for more details.

101 Princess St, The, Manchester M1 6DD
0161 950 0101

Cirque

The glitzy and elaborate nightclub Cirque will be reopening its doors as the clock strikes midnight on the 19th with their epic ‘Big Bash’ event.

They’re taking bookings via DM only, so make sure you drop them a line on their Facebook page.

St. Johns House, 2-10 Queen St, Manchester, M2 5JB
0161 660 3141

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Hidden

HIDDEN: THE REOPENING is set to be a big one – the basement nightclub will be back for the first time since last year with their epic reopening bash. The event will be the first chance for guests to check out the improvements made during lockdown, and will also act as a warm up event for the day and night parties that will take place every day of the re-opening week.

Get your tickets here.

16-18 Mary St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1NH

Impossible

Though Impossible has been operating as a bar for the last few months, they will be fully reopening their indoor venue at 00:01am on July 19th for guests to celebrate and dance the night away.

For more information and bookings, visit their website.

36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR

We’ll add more to the list as they’re announced, so keep checking back.

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An award-winning George Michael tribute act is coming to Manchester later this year

Calling all George Michael fans!

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A live performance dedicated to the late George Michael will be taking place in Manchester later this year. 

On Christmas Day 2016, the world lost an icon: Wham! frontman and pop music legend, George Michael, sadly passed away at the age of fifty-three.

Since his death, a huge hole has been left in the music industry but, later this year, fans of the singer will be able to experience the next best thing

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Award winning tribute artist Robert Taylor will be reprising his role as George Michael at a concert at Altrincham’s Bowdon Rooms this coming December.

Along with his bass player & backing singers, Robert will pay tribute to the beloved singer, covering all the George Michael and Wham! classics in a fantastic and touching tribute show.

Hits such as ‘Club Tropicana’, ‘I’m Your Man’, ‘Freedom 90’ and ‘Fastlove’ will be performed with a high level of authenticity, and will have concert-goers dancing and singing along all night long. 

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The concert will be taking place on Saturday December 18th at 7pm at The Bowdon Rooms. Get your own tickets and more information here. 

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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Trafford Centre unveils massive new outdoor summer event with beach, fairground rides and a bar

And people say Manchester has everything but a beach…

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Our beloved Trafford Centre has today unveiled its brand new outdoor event space complete with a beach, fairground rides, pop-up bars and food stalls.

Summer Social is a huge 8,000 sq ft event space situated outside The Orient, opposite The Great Hall entrance of the shopping complex.

The aim of Summer Social is to bring together all the retro fun of the fair, the beach and live music and entertainment, alongside a whole host of fantastic food and drink by the likes of local gems The Angelic, Kitakaze and Boujee Bar.

There is a dedicated covered events space where people can relax and enjoy sports, live music and entertainment if the weather takes a turn – because let’s face it, it definitely will. 

The Trafford Centre

Live musicians, street artists, and buskers will also be welcomed at Summer Social, with the covered stage area set to host a number of ‘Trafford Discovers’ events over the coming weeks.

As for the fun fair, there is an offering for every member of the family – there is exhilarating rides for both little ones and grownups, including The Star Flyer, Log Flume, Apple Coaster and Cruise Ship.

Zoe Inman, Centre Director, said: “Summer Social is going to be a unique and vast outdoor area, offering people a safe space to gather, eat, drink and have some fun.

“With over 200 stores, restaurants and leisure attractions to also explore within the centre itself, it’s time to plan a sensational day out at The Trafford Centre this summer – don’t forget your sun cream!”

The Trafford Centre

Opening hours are 11am – 9pm daily, with the food and events space open 12pm -10pm Sunday – Thursday, and 12pm -11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are priced at £3.50 per person, and £3 when booked in advance. Fairground rides are priced individually.

Pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment, and token and wristband packages will be available to pre-book.

For more information and to make your own booking, visit the official Summer Social website here. 

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The free seaside Splash Park in Lytham St Annes has reopened for the summer holidays 

Get your swimsuits at the ready

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The popular seaside Splash Park in Lytham St Annes has reopened in time for the six week summer holidays.

With temperatures continuing to soar during this heatwave, families and their youngsters will be able to cool down at the Splash zone in Lytham St Annes’ Promenade Gardens.

The attraction – which is completely free to use and enjoy – is situated in the former disused paddling pool area, which is surrounded by amphitheatre style seating and modern landscaping.

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There are a number of interactive water play features within the park, which accommodates children aged three to twelve.

These include in-ground jets, above ground features for toddlers and large above ground features for juniors. There is also a jet zone on the right of the splash pad, which produces a shallow splash zone, allowing the toddlers who are less confident with water to have a calm experience without getting sprayed or overwhelmed. 

Earlier this week, the Splash Park announced on its official Facebook page that it will be reopening tomorrow, Friday July 23rd, where it will be open daily from 10am until 4pm until September 24th.

Demand is high for fun in the sun, however, so families have been advised to book a time slot in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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Families are also warned to arrive at the park prepared as there are no changing rooms or facilities – though there are public toilets nearby that cost 20p to use.

Refreshments including ice-creams, lollies and cold drinks will also be on sale near the site throughout the summer.

Sessions will be taking place at 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3pm, and will each last for an hour.

Sessions for children under the age of five will run at 10am on Mondays, and sessions for children with disabilities and special educational needs will run at 10am on Tuesdays.

For more information and to book your own session, visit the website here.

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