Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialNews.

Afflecks Day Launch

One of the Northern Quarter's most favored buildings gets a day of celebrations

Published on April 11th 2008.

Afflecks Day Launch

The mosaics are gone, and the name's shorter, but rest assured Afflecks itself is here to stay, firm in its place as a Manchester institution.

The new owners of the iconic building, have organized a day of music and art to celebrate a new era of the famous emporium this Saturday.

Afflecks Day has been created to rest the minds of the loyal supporters of the venue, “Afflecks Day is the stallholder’s way of thanking everyone in Manchester for their continued support. We also want to get people down to see that the legend continues and to celebrate everything Afflecks. We want to make this market bigger and better and hope Afflecks Day will help us on our way,” said new Afflecks Manager Tony Martin.

Afflecks Day has been organized by the stallholders in the building, and the new owner, Bruntwood, who took over the venue on April 1 from Elaine Walsh who ran Afflecks since the 1980s.

The famous mosaics which adorned the side of the building were removed by Walsh left, as they are still owned by her, and creator Mark Kennedy.

Bruntwood are planning to fill the space once occupied by the mosaics with artwork from local artists in the Northern Quarter.

Local artists, musicians, and DJs will be providing the entertainment, and all visitors will have their picture taken to be included in a piece of artwork to be permanently displayed in Afflecks.

For more information about Afflecks Day visit the website, www.afflecks.com

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants


Repeating,without any evidence the same point that socialism = public services is hardly…

 Read more

You absolutely right,I hate all these bloody nimbys stopping development and progress.Of course if…

 Read more

Manchester's size and climate isn't dissimilar to Rotterdam or Dusseldorf but the city is held back…

 Read more

Straying off the point again David, which is that investing in public services is socialist but as…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2018

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord