Happy Mondays star Bez will host a bottomless brunch coming to Manchester in July.
The crazy dancing maraca shaker will host The Big Bez Brunch, transporting you back to the ’90s in 90 minutes at this fantastic bottomless brunch, held at Manchester’s open air food hall and hang out Freight Island.
As well as a meet and greet with iconic raver Bez, there will be a whole host of DJs, singers, comedians and dancers alongside a game of bingo to keep you entertained.
The boozy session will see people encouraged to dance along and have a proper good time.
Guests will be twisting their melon to ’90s classics while they get their fill under the summer sun.
There will be a variety of excellent street food traders doing their thing so guests can sink their teeth into some fantastic cuisines to keep them going during the boozy session.
Tickets for Bez’s brunch include a delicious custom menu brunch from Smoking Coal, who offer both vegetarian and meat options, plus 90 minutes of bottomless drink from a brand new mimosa cocktail menu.
The Big Bez Brunch will be taking place on Saturday, July 1st from 12:00 – 2.30pm.
Tickets cost from £35 – £45 and include entry to the brunch as well as 90 minutes of bottomless booze and Freight Island’s delicious food offerings.
For more information and to book tickets click HERE.
Sample the world’s ‘most unusual’ wines and spirits at special tasting event
Sounds like my kind of ‘spirit journey’
Tipples invites you to grab a glass and sip away on a variety of wines and spirits at its celebratory event in Manchester.
Tipples are hosting a celebration of the ‘world of drinks’ at Albert Hall on Saturday, November 4th.
The winter showcase will see a wide variety of the ‘most unusual’ and ‘interesting’ wines and spirits across the globe, as well as being the perfect opportunity to purchase Christmas presents for loved ones in the run up to the big day.
The event will be split into two sessions, kicking off at 12.00pm and 5.00pm, featuring some of the newest wines and spirits, along with some of Tipples’ long-time favourites.
Upon arrival guests will be given a tasting glass, a bottle of water, and a floorplan as they go on a ‘spirit journey’.
They can then make their way around the space and approach any of the stands they like the look of and ask for a sample. It will be a great opportunity to learn a little more about the brands, and the brand reps will take care of the rest.
Guests will join the owners of Tipples, Greg and Tom, at their very first showcase to explore their range of some of the finest sips from over 40 brands covering over 300 products from here, there and everywhere.
Local Manchester based brands will also feature at the event including the likes of Manchester Gin and Pod Pea vodka.
And with all that sipping, guests are likely to get a little peckish. You’ll be delighted to know that a hot dog stand provided by Albert’s Schloss will be available for anyone who gets the munchies.
Bottles of fine wines and spirits will be available to purchase at the event, and will make an excellent Christmas present for the wine or spirit connoisseurs in your life.
Tipples is an independent city centre spirits shop and gin specialist stocking a wide range of spirits and liqueurs, including over 75 gins, which they pride themselves on.
They have a wide range of suppliers to ensure that their selection is as broad and comprehensive as possible, with over 500 products for customers to choose from.
Tickets for Tipples of Manchester’s ‘world of drinks’ showcase are £27.07. To find out more or purchase tickets, click HERE.
Chester Zoo launches new ‘mystical’ Halloween trail with ‘enchanted river boat ride’
Mind the hanging bats!
Chester Zoo has announced it is launching a new ‘mystical’ Halloween trail which features an ‘enchanted river boat ride’, just in time for October half term.
Luna’s Legendary Creature Halloween Trail will run throughout the whole of October, including half term and Halloween.
Event organisers say the ‘spellbinding route will see visitors encounter five magical species’ such as the majestic crowned pigeon, the super agile Sulawesi macaque and the strong Sunda gharial crocodile.
The ‘spooktastic’ journey will highlight deforestation and the importance of protecting the rainforest.
Visitors to the trail will go on a quest to collect key words about the unique qualities of each animal before helping Luna the witch discover a legendary creature living deep inside the charity zoo’s Monsoon Forest habitat – the UK’s biggest indoor zoological building.
Guests who unlock the secrets of the rainforest will receive a spooky Halloween treat – no tricks!
Newly added to the trail this year, will see guests able to hop onto Halloween-themed boats and take a ride on the Lazy River Boats where they can see hanging bats, skeletons and pumpkins along the way.
Ellie Trigg, Chester Zoo’s customer development manager, said: “There’s a special mystical quest across South East Asia to discover at the zoo this October. We need visitors to help us find ‘Luna’s Legendary Creature’ which holds the secret to protecting the rainforest.
“This new trail will take guests through our huge Monsoon Forest habitat, where visitors will be challenged with collecting a number of key words from five locations to complete their log book and help us discover Luna’s Legendary Creature.”
She added: “Halloween provides us with a great opportunity to highlight some of the world’s rarest animals, especially those that can sometimes be a little misunderstood or which often fly under the radar.
“This new trail will also show visitors how small actions, such as swapping a few items in their weekly shop to sustainable alternatives, can help the species found on the trail to thrive in the wild.”
The trail is free to all zoo visitors who purchase normal zoo tickets and no time slot booking needed. Visitors of the zoo can go on the trail at any time throughout the day – which takes around 90 minutes to complete.
To book tickets, costing from £22.72 for children and from £29.99 for adults, visit the website by clicking HERE. Children aged two and under go free.
Manchester’s biggest Oktoberfest celebration with 30 German beers is coming
Freight Island will be hosting an Oktoberfest event later this week to celebrate the Bavarian tradition.
The inside of Freight Island will be transformed into an all singing, all dancing Bavarian beer hall complete with long wooden tables and traditional bunting, so put your best dirndls and lederhosen on and head over to Manchester’s outdoor festival hub.
The two-day event will be held over Friday September 29th and Saturday, September 30th and will feature entertainment including comedy comperes, a live Oompah band, a selection of Bavarian beers and a special Bratwurst menu.
The traditional Bavarian beers will be available, including Paulaner, Paulaner Weissbier, Lowenbrau, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Flotzinger Wies’n, Marzen, Spaten Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Braybrooke Harvest Festbier, Cloudwater Oktoberfest, Newbarns Festbier, Donzoko Festbier.
Tickets cost £12.50 and include entry to the full session, plus two pints of Bavarian beer, access to all exclusive beers, and a traditional German bier stein to take home.
Free tickets include entry to the full session and access to all exclusive beers. for more information and tickets, click HERE.