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Things To Do This Jubilee Weekend

Lucy Adams has got your extended Bank holiday weekend wrapped up

Written by . Published on May 30th 2012.

Things To Do This Jubilee Weekend

Street Parties

On Monday 4 June the Northern Quarter is going to be buzzing with events either strongly, or very loosely, tied into the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations throughout the long Bank Holiday weekend. We are going to be treated to not one, but three street parties and a whole host of other good stuff.

N4LOVESU - Thomas Street: Brought to you by the same people who brought you last year’s post-riot street party, N4LOVESU take over Thomas Street to bring us another awesome NQ style street party. With 10 DJs playing from noon-9pm and food and drink from Thomas Street Restaurant, Teacup and 57 Thomas Street, you are guaranteed a good party. Free Entry.

Edge Street Party - Edge Street: Expect Pimms, Bunting, Veltins, benches, Hendricks Gin, music, cocktails, big tables, fine beers, DJs, classic vibes and much much more. Noon- 9pm. Free Entry

Lovely Jubilee Street Party - High Street: Not one to be out done by the rest of the Northern Quarter, Bluu, Socio Rehab, Keko Moku and Almost Famous on the High Street are joining forces to bring us even more street party action. With cocktails from the masters at Socio and Keko, cold beers from Bluu and burgers from the one and only Almost Famous soundtracked by nine hours of DJs, High Street has come to the party in style. Noon- 9pm. Free Entry.

This information was gleaned from our friends at www.northernquartermanchester.com

Queen's JubileeQueen's Jubilee


The second SpinFest event of the summer is a Jubilee special called Best of British and will take place from 3-4 June  hosted by the Oast House at The Courtyard in Spinningfields.

The festival celebrates the Best of British, with a host of British anthems from The Beatles to Oasis. Food and drink will be available from The Oast House so everyone can raise a glass.

The festival is free. Head over on Sunday 3 June noon – 8pm and on Monday 4 June 2pm-8pm

Location: The Avenue Courtyard, Spinningfields, Manchester

For more information please visit: www.spinfest.uk.com


Diamond Disco at Soup Kitchen. Doodle love an excuse to throw a party and on Sunday 3 June they plan to give her Majesty a jolly good knees up with a proper diamond disco celebration seeing as we all have Monday and Tuesday to recover.

They are roping in some friends to provide the soundtrack, whilst their residents will be on hand to pleasure your ears with house and disco tunes. All you need to do is turn up and dance.

Open 10pm-4am. Entrance is free.

For more information visit: www.doodlemcr.co.uk


The Charlatans will be gigging at the Manchester O2 Apollo this Friday, 1 June. In the UK, all of the band's eleven studio albums have charted in the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, three of them being number ones. They have also achieved seventeen Top 30 singles, and four Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart. Tickets for the gig start from £32.05 and are available here.

The CharlatansThe Charlatans


This weekend sees the return of the Eurocultured Street Festival, now in its ninth year. Running from 3-4 June, over 100 acts are lined up to play across Manchester in six venues and three covered stages.

Expect singing, dancing, painting and more as this eclectic festival grabs you by the horns and drags you in to discover the diversity of European culture.

Acts include Death in Vegas and The Japanese Popstars.

Sunday tickets £15, Monday tickets £12 and two-day tickets £20. For more information visit: www.eurocultured.com



Why not kick off the long weekend with a nod and a wink to the celebrated anti-Royal musical culture and celebrate a Pop Punk Jubilee special at The Mint Lounge, Oldham Street on Friday 1 June.

Come on out, scream, shout let your dyed bright pink hair down and shake your nose piercings to The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Ian Dury and The Blockheads, David Bowie, Siouxie and the Banshees, plus a selection of pop music through the decades. Slashed jeans, Doc Martins, hairspray and neon eyeshadow a must.

Tickets Cost £5. For more information visit: www.poptilyoudrop.co.uk


After the successful beginning in April, Sankeys celebrates the next two stages of the Hacienda 30th Anniversary with a two-part celebration split over the weekend.

The first is a nod to the club’s legacy, Laurent Garnier (who left his native France deliberately to immerse himself in the Mancunian revolution) bringing his LBS project alongside San Fran house master Justin Martin and local boy Oli Furness.

Two days later on the Monday, Detroit ‘Elevator’ Kevin Saunderson headlines alongside original Hac residents Graeme Park, Jon da Silva, Dave Haslam, 808 State and the man who helped finance the road show, former New Order bassist Peter Hook.

Hacienda 30th Birthday x2 takes place on Saturday 2 June. NUS £10 available in Gaffs and on the door all night. Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15.
Open 11pm-6am.

Hacienda 30th Birthday x3 takes place on Monday 4 June. NUS £10 available in Gaffs and on the door all night. Early bird £10 / Advanced £12 / Standard £15.
Open 11pm-5am.

For more information visit: www.sankeys.info


On Sunday 3 June Castlefield will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a one-day carnival for all the family.

The Castlefield Carnival canalside event will offer a full programme of fun activities, food, markets and music from 10am ‘til late. Castle Street will be closed to traffic and lined with picnic benches, street party style.

There will be lots to entertain the children including a fun fair in the Roman Gardens and family games all day in the Castlefield Arena courtesy of the Y Club from 10am-4pm.  For the energetic grown-ups there will be free Zumba classes in the area at 11.30am and 2.45pm. MOSI’s (The Museum of Science and Industry) learning team will also be out and about doing science busking and performing little experiments for the kids.

For more information visit: www.ourcastlefield.co.uk

Castlefield CarnivalCastlefield Carnival


‘Home’, curated by Tash Willcocks, features Stanley Chow, Andy Votel, Ben Lamb, Tash Willcocks, Robert Shadbolt and a plethora of designers, illustrators, designastrators, photographers and typographers who call, or have once called Manchester their home.

Whether beautiful, banal, delightful, destroyed, over-emphasised or underdeveloped, we all have a view of what constitutes an urban or rural nest. The artists involved offer their interpretation of what ‘Home’ means to them through their chosen fields. The exhibition will be at The Cornerhouse from Friday 1 June- Tuesday 10 July with an informal launch from 6pm on Friday 1 June. Entry is free. For more information please visit www.cornerhouse.org

Home At The CornerhouseHome At The Cornerhouse


On Saturday 3 June, Spinningfields will host a picnic on the square, alongside the screening of the Jubilee Thames River Pageant. The Mojito Bar and Spinningfields’ new pop-up bar, The Yacht Club, will be serving up a variety of royal tipples and a mouth-watering selection of BBQ food from Southern 11’s Meat Shack BBQ will also be available.

Entry is free. For more information visit www.spinningfieldsonline.com


Lady Windermere’s Fan was Oscar Wilde’s first masterpiece and made him an overnight success when it premiered in London in 1892. It will be directed by Greg Hersov, whose previous successes at the Exchange include As You like It, Zack and Pygmalion. See it at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 16 May-23 June. Tickets £9-£33. For more information visit: www.royalexchange.co.uk


The legendary Ridley Scott returns with what promises to be one of this summer’s blockbusters, Prometheus.

A group of explorers venture into the farthest corners of the universe and discover a clue as to the origins of mankind but when they attempt to discover more they unravel a secret that may spell the end of the human race. Not for the faint-hearted. Release date Friday 1 June. Rated 15.


Dot To Dot Festival comes to The Deaf Institute on Monday 4 June. The UK’s only touring festival, Dot To Dot will visit a multitude of venues in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester this coming Jubilee bank holiday weekend headlined by The Drums and Pulled Apart By Horses and featuring some of the most electrifying up and coming acts currently around. Tickets cost £20. Click here for more information.


Korean food is all the rage across European cities these days. Manchester's Ban di Bul on Princess Street is a example of this and provides very genuine Korean cuisine as evidenced by the multiple Far Eastern customers seen on every visit. For something that fills the stomach and tastes very good, grab the Korean version of the oxtail stew for £8.90. It comes with rice and is so filling it might make you miss your tea. It doesn't however take a good picture.

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The girls are back. One of BBC TV’s most popular and fondly-remembered sitcoms, Birds Of A Feather comes to the stage with all three of its original leading cast members, Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph.

The three stars of the TV series are re-united on stage to re-create their adored characters, sisters Sharon Theodopolopoudos and Tracy Stubbs and their sex-mad neighbour, Dorien Green, in a brand-new show created especially for the theatre by The Comedy Theatre Company, producers of the highly-successful tour of Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies.

See it at The Lowry Theatre on Friday 1 June or Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm. Click here for tickets.

Birds Of A Feather At The Lowry TheatreBirds Of A Feather At The Lowry Theatre

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AnonymousMay 31st 2012.

multiple Far Eastern customers is not evidence of authentic korean cuisean any more than a crowd of english football fans is evidence of a good english pub.

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