If you love nothing more than binging true crime docs on Netflix, then this new event is for you.
The hugely popular ‘Psychology Of Serial Killers’ talk is coming to Manchester this year, but you best be quick if you want tickets as it usually sells out.
It’s hosted by expert Jennifer Rees, who will debunk common serial killer myths – you may be surprised by what you learn.
During the talk, you’ll discover how serial killers are classified, the differences between lust killers like the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) Killer, and visionary killers such as David Berkowitz (Son of Sam).
Jennifer will explore different categories of serial killers, using case studies to illustrate, as well as discussing the typical differences between male and female killers – again using case studies.
You’ll also investigate the phenomenon of killer couples like Fred and Rose West, as well as local killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, who were responsible for the Moors Murders.
The talk will also delve into the Folie à deux syndrome, a.k.a ‘shared psychosis’, and you’ll also learn about Hybristophilia and the astounding case of the Night Crawler’s trial.
To answer the question ‘why do women fall in love with known serial killers?’ Jennifer will discuss the clinical knowledge surrounding why serial killers gain admirers, fan mail, and even spouses in light of their atrocious crimes.
And how common are homicidal fantasies? Have you ever fantasised about killing someone? You may be surprised by the results of the research on the subject.
You get to watch a fascinating time-lapse video of facial reconstruction on the skull of a discovered body, and about the identification of John and Jane Does – how are victims identified?
It’s coming to the BEC Arena, Manchester on Friday May 22nd, and you can get more info on the Facebook page here, and grab tickets from here.
A bottomless bingo brunch with naked butlers is coming to Manchester
Let’s hope all those years you’ve been going to bingo with your gran finally pay off!
The UK’s favourite game has been reimagined for 2020 with the help of everyone’s favourite Boy Toy Butlers.
Taking over one the Gay Villages’ favourites, On Bar, the Grand game of Bingo will be the focus for one crazy afternoon.
Not just that, the lads will also be bringing along 2 very special guests with them, London and Manchester’s biggest drag queens: Kitty Scott Claus and Donna Trump.
There’s plenty of prizes up for grabs throughout the evening – so keep your eyes down (as much as you can).
The menu is designed to cater for all, so you can expect corn chips and fresh homemade salsa dip on arrival, plus a brunch dish of your choice.
You also get one and a half hours of bottomless bubbles, making that a total of four hours of cheeky entertainment.
Oh, and did we mention the buff Toy Boys will wait on you hand and foot throughout it all?
It’s all happening Saturday, November 14th and Saturday, December, 12th. There are two slots each day, the first at 12:30pm and second at 5pm.
Live entertainment and bottomless bubbles will start from 1:30pm. Tickets will set you back £43.95 per person.
There’s a Mamma Mia-themed bottomless brunch coming to Manchester next weekend
Gimme Gimme Gimme!
Calling all you ABBA fans there’s a Mamma Mia inspired musical brunch coming to Manchester next weekend and it’s BOTTOMLESS!
If you think you know everything there is to know about the Mamma Mia films, put your knowledge to the test on this boozy brunch club!
There will be quizzes and plenty of prizes to be won so… take a chance on Revolution for one night and one night only… you can be Donna and the Dynamoooooos!
For grub, you can opt for the Brunch Grill, Gluten-Free Brunch Grill, Avocado Brunch or a sweet Blueberry, Bannaan and Nutella Pancake dish.
And to wash it all down there’s plenty of choices to drink from Aperol Spritz to Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco.
There will even be prizes for the best competition, so get out the flares, blonde wigs and platform boots baby we’re going back to the 70s!!!
There will be plenty of Mamma Mia songs throughout the quiz and while you eat. Plus you’ll even get your very own microphone to take home. Tickets start at £35.
So warm up those vocal cords and slip on some flares! Gimme Gimme Gimme tickets.
The best pumpkin picking spots near Manchester this Halloween
Perfect half-term activities!
You’re never too old for a bit of pumpkin picking!
How fast has this year really gone!! Physically we are just days away from Halloween, mentally I’m still processing March.
So long the pre-picked pumpkins from the Supermarkets, this year it’s all about supporting your local pumpkin patch from the ultimate Spooktacular experience.
Wrap up, grab yourself a pumpkin spiced latte and get picking!
Dunham Pumpkin Patch, Dunham Massey
Three generations of the Hewitt family have come together to make this time of year so special at Dunham Pumpkin Patch. Harvesting pumpkins for over 30 years now head down to enjoy the ultimate picking experience with wood-fired pizzas, award-winning apple juice and cider.
Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream
Just down the road, there is another three-acre patch full of every type of pumpkin you can imagine. From colour to size they’ve got it all, grown by the guys at Red House Farm.
They’re also offering a variety of autumnal hot chocolates including mint, Ferrero Rocher, and coffee – it’s almost worth going just for that.
There is no need to book here, they’re open every day during half-term from 10am!
Smithills Open Farm, Bolton
For the first time ever, Smithills Open Farm in Bolton is hosting its new pumpkin picking event. To add to the mood, all farm staff will be dressed up in fancy dress, with a spooky sweet treasure hunt, a super fun event for kids in the half term.
For dates and booking head to their website, booking is essential.
Kenyon Hall Farm
Kenyon Hall Farm has been planting pumpkins in Greater Manchester for over 30 years, now one of the biggest destinations in the north of England.
Their pumpkin patch is running up until Saturday 31st October, due to Covid restrictions the team are restricting numbers and all visitors to the pumpkin patch areas must pre-book an entry slot in advance.
Create some spooky memories with their unique photo backdrops too!
Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, Oldham
The Lancaster Park and Animal Farm has a humongous pumpkin patch, as well as a haunted house, spooky tales with a witch and fancy-dress competitions!
Aside from this, the farm is also open to the public so you can enjoy petting and feeding small animals, riding the caterpillar ride as well as the mini quads and the adventure zip lines!
Malpas Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Cheshire
Which pumpkin will you choose? Find your way through their spooky maize maze to their hidden pumpkin patch. Transport it back to your car with one of their wheelbarrows before visiting their Halloween shop and cosy café.
Set over 30 acres, I’m sure there are enough pumpkins for just about everyone. No booking required, just check out their website for opening times.