You could get your hands on Co-op’s Irresistible Italian restaurant-style pizza range as the convenience retailer takes its FREE Irresistible pizza on tour to a key location in Manchester this weekend.
Co-op pizzas have just got even more Irresistible as the convenience retailer has relaunched its much-loved premium pizza range taking inspiration from the iconic Neapolitan pizza.
To celebrate the relaunch, a Co-op double decker bus containing a restaurant inside will be stopping off in Manchester on November 11th and 12th to take a selection of lucky members on a unique dining experience.
It’ll be stopping off at Spinningfields Square, M3 3AE, from midday until 8pm – first come first served!
The free pizza experience is open to all, but you’ll get some added extras if you’re a Co-op member, to do that you will need to:
- Show proof of your Co-op Membership
- Or, simply sign-up on the door
The lucky chosen guests will be greeted and seated at the ‘bus-uarant’ where they will enjoy a selection of delicious antipasti and nibbles.
They will then be served Co-op’s new Irresistible Pizza, with three flavours to choose from: Margherita, Chicken Florentine Bianca and Salami Calabrese.
While diners tuck in, there will be plenty of entertainment including live music and a DJ to provide the tunes.
Once members have had their fill, there will be a Spin the Pizza game to get involved in where players will be in with the chance to win great giveaways such as pizza boards, bags, and gift vouchers to spend in-store.
The new re-launch of the deliciously authentic Italian range features seven wood-fired pizzas, including a Margherita – topped with a creamy mozzarella and Italian fior di latte cheese, a Salami Calabrese, a Chicken Arrabbiata and a Vegetable Antipasti pizza for the vegetarians.
The premium pizza range also includes a Chicken Florentine Bianca and a Chianti Beef and a Carbonara Bianca pizza – best paired with Co-op’s Irresistible Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
New for this range, customers are also provided with a carefully selected Co-op wine recommendation, which can be found on the back of each pack.
Nicole Tallant, Head of Own Brand, Co-op said: “Over the last 18 months, our product development team have left no ‘calcolo’ unturned to create these new restaurant quality pizzas, with their perfect crust and authentic toppings made using only the highest quality ingredients.
“As the UK’s leading convenience retailer, we know how much our members and customers love pizza; it is the perfect convenience meal, so we take our responsibility very seriously to provide the best at-home pizza out there, and with this new range, I’m confident we’ve done just that.”
To become a Co-op member and receive exclusive benefits, including discounts on its Irresistible range, click HERE.
Slipknot announce huge Manchester show as part of 25th anniversary tour
The tour celebrates 25 years since the iconic band first played Europe
Slipknot have announced a massive headline show at Co-op Live in Manchester next year.
American heavy metal band Slipknot have announced their massive European and UK arena tour, Here Comes The Pain, set for next year.
The tour celebrates 25 years since the iconic band, who formed in 1995, first played Europe.
Slipknot will be performing at Co-op Live in Manchester on December 17th, 2024, and will be joined by special guests Bleed From Within for one epic night at Europe’s largest indoor arena.
Slipknot’s thrilling, multi-sensory live shows are known for being legendary so guests can expect the 25-year anniversary shows to be especially explosive and not-to-be missed.
Slipknot rapidly rose to fame following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, although darker in tone, made the band even more popular.
Like a spore out of the Midwest, these musical outliers have captured a Grammy Award alongside 10 nominations, scored 12 Platinum / 41 Gold album certifications around the world, and logged over 8.5 billion global streams and 3.5 billion video views to date – unprecedented for a rock act in this generation or any other.
As well as their Manchester date next December, the metal giants will also perform in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London around the UK, once they’ve toured Europe.
Says Clown of the upcoming shows: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since.
“The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25th year anniversary tour to Europe and the UK.
“Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”
Pre-sale tickets go live at 9am on December 13th. Presale tickets are exclusively for Co-op Live members. To become a member and be first in line for presale tickets, click HERE.
General sale tickets got live at 9am on December 15th.
Co-op Live members enjoy exclusive access to presale tickets as well as other fantastic benefits. To find out more, click HERE.
Fabio and Grooverider are coming to Manchester for a huge night of drum & bass
It will be their first time playing in the city alongside The Outlook Orchestra
Jungle legend Fabio and his longtime right-hand man Grooverider are coming to Manchester for one huge night of drum & bass.
The pair were at the forefront of the drum & bass scene as it exploded and developed their sound and partnership, playing at raves up and down the country, as it evolved into the globally-known genre it has become today.
The godfathers of the drum & bass have reinvented themselves and moved with the scene from where it all began in the acid house era, to their hugely influential London club night Rage at Heaven.
Widely recognised as the pioneers of the music they have been making their mark since 1988 and continue to be beacons in the underground scene.
The legendary duo are set to play at the Manchester Academy on Saturday, January 13th.
Playing alongside The Outlook Orchestra, together they will present a very special score celebrating a history of jungle and drum & bass.
Exploring classic anthems in ways never before experienced – sparking the imagination of generations of music lovers, the show will feature outstanding orchestral renditions of the scene’s most iconic and well-loved tracks.
Since its formation in 2017, The Outlook Orchestra has grown to be a force in its own right, collaborating with champions of sound system culture from across the globe and striving to drive the scene forward in new and exciting ways.
The gig will feature special appearances from Demolition Man, Jenna G, Kele Le Roq, Cleveland Watkiss and MC GQ.
Support on the night will be Manchester duo Northbase.
Guaranteed to be an unforgettable night, this unique musical experience will be a true celebration of the past, present and future of UK rave culture.
Fabio and Grooverider perform at the Manchester Academy, along with The Outlook Orchestra on Saturday January 13th. To book tickets, click HERE.
Get half price tickets to see a Cinderella pantomime in Manchester this December
The fairy godmother of all pantomimes is back – Oh, yes it is!
A Cinderella pantomime is coming to Manchester’s Contact Theatre for laughs, songs and dance in a series of fantastic performances throughout the festive season.
The Cinderella pantomime is set to take over Contact Theatre with Manchester drag sensations Lady Bushra and Misty Chance, who will take centre stage in this enchanting production from eight-freestyle this December.
And our followers can bag themselves half price tickets to see it.
Theatre guests can expect a fresh twist on the traditional storyline as Cinderella fights for her freedom from her cruel Stepsisters and their questionable fashion choices.
Marvel at the inventions of Lord Stoneybroke, share laughs with Buttons, and help the Prince find true love – all set to an upbeat modern soundtrack of ballroom bangers mixed by DJ Dandini.
The show stars eight-freestyle’s regular cast of all-singing, all-dancing performers, making it a treat for children of all ages – even the grown-up ones!
This year’s Cinderella pantomime not only features an exceptional LGBTQ+ cast but also emphasises sustainability through recycled costumes and a collaboration with Hart-Work.
Hart-Work is a reworked clothing brand founded by Kimberly Hart-Simpson with the aim of promoting a positive buying experience and a goal to get people talking about clothing regardless of opinion.
The production team is committed to reducing its environmental impact, making this an eco-conscious and inclusive event for all.
Sean Canning, Director of eight-freestyle, said: “Directing Cinderella with this fabulous team has been an absolute ball! With the unrivalled energy of our cast and the brilliant collaboration with Contact Young Company, we’re confident this will be eight-freestyle’s best panto yet.
“We’re all about the magic of storytelling and the joy of pantomime, and this production brings both to life in the quirkiest, most sustainable way possible.”
Keisha Thompson, Artistic Director and CEO of Contact, said: “We’re over the moon to partner with eight-freestyle for another extraordinary production.
“With sustainability woven into the fabric of the show, it’s like Cinderella’s glass slipper – a perfect fit for our commitment to eco-conscious fun.
“And let’s not forget the wild creativity of Contact Young Company! Cinderella is going to be a hoot, showcasing that entertainment can be both a riot and responsible.”
Cinderella runs from Saturday December 9th until Sunday December 31st at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tickets range from £15 – £25.
The run includes a range of access provisions, including BSL, captioned performances, relaxed conditions and a range of discounts.
Our followers can get half price tickets on selected performances with code: FAIRY50% at checkout. For more information and to book tickets, please click HERE.
The selected performances include:
- December 14th at 7 PM
- December 15th at 7 PM
- December 16th at 7 PM
- December 20th at 10AM
- December 21st at 3.30 PM
- December 22nd at 7PM