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Pop-Up Bowling Alley Set for Spinningfields

Be on pins from September to November

Written by . Published on August 23rd 2011.


Pop-Up Bowling Alley Set for Spinningfields

PIN-UP, a 1950’s-themed pop-up venue featuring four full-size ten pin bowling lanes, an American diner, a cocktail bar and a dancefloor, is opening on Spinningfields on September 15.

Evolving from a cult London club night, Pin-up’s eight-week stint at Hardman Square marks its UK launch and will offer a host of entertainment, from bowling, magicians, dancers, themed nights and regular collaborations with local promoters.

"Pin-up is an exciting concept and will add to the diverse offering already in place at Spinningfields.”

Some of the UK’s biggest DJ’s will also be dropping in to play the 400 capacity temporary space.

Pin-up will open for lunch andplans to close late, seven days a week. The venue can also be hired out for corporate meetings or events.

Fran Goddard, head of communications and events at Spinningfields, said: “Spinningfields is the perfect fit for Pin-up in Manchester. As the summer nights start drawing in, Pin-up will provide people with the perfect pick-me-up and something a little different to do. Pin-up is an exciting concept and will add to the diverse offering already in place at Spinningfields.” 

An invite-only launch event is planned for Thursday September 15 with Norman Jay overseeing musical proceedings.

People will be able to get their hands on special tickets either by joining us on Facebook and Twitter to find out more, or by limited entry from 9pm.

Pin-up then kicks off with a bang with a weekend of brilliant music and good times. Friday 16 September includes Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, while Manchester’s own El Diablo’s Social Club hosts the Saturday night with special guest Bill Brewster of Low Life and DJ History fame and Sunday showcases a takeover by one of Manchester’s premier nights, Bitch. All programmed to create the perfect soundtrack to a weekend of top-notch entertainment.

To book bowling lanes or the diner or for news on all future events visit www.pinupbowlinglanes.co.uk

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

MaggieAugust 24th 2011.

Sounds great! Just the place to take my nephews to commiserate with having to go back to school in September!

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BobblesSeptember 23rd 2011.

could you let me know about the issue with the noise because i was gonna use this event for my birthday bash, it sounds fab, dj derek is my most favourite dj and daddy g is just gorgeousness, i cant believe that this is not going ahead.

AnonymousSeptember 23rd 2011.

Great concept, currently let down massively by the very poorly trained staff.

Although they're very polite and eager to please, they provide extremely slow service, incorrect, weird tasting cocktails ('he's not sure how to make that one, could you order another'), and got our food order wrong (there was no-one else in there eating at the time).

The burgers are also more expensive than GBK down the road, although do include a few chips. But they're not as good.

shabob1October 21st 2011.

Shocking service, staff looked miserable. Didn't bother to acknowledge the fact that we had been sitting there for 15 minutes. Had to ask for menus for my party of four only to be given 1 laminated card with no comment. It cost £52 for 2 hotdogs 2 burgers 2 sides and a drink each. The food came in a small basket with the burger on top of the fries. You could hardly eat it due to not up having a plate. It was mediocre at best. Small glass of milkshake. No salt. Had to get up again and ask for it. It was absolutely freezing and the music drowned out any possible conversation. To top it off we were in the dark for the majority of the meal until a waitress brought over a tea light/candle. I couldn't see the coleslaw, I had to hope for the best. The ribs tasted like bacon ribs and were really salty. Then a man came over and asked would we mind if he moved it as it would not be safe and moved it 4 inches? Never again. For what we spent we could have gone somewhere else for less where we were warm enough had excellent service and actually felt like we had had a nice time.

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