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Sleuth's Spoilsports Of The Week

The Northern Quarter's big party attracts criticism - a bit

Published on September 5th 2011.

Sleuth's Spoilsports Of The Week

THOUSANDS of people loved this weekend's N4 Loves U Festival. This was part of the general I Love MCR campaign - an initiative created in response to the riots on 9 August. 

Thirty acts including a host of DJs and bands including Kid British, Travelling Band, Luke Unabomber, Cherry Ghost and The Paris Riots entertain festival goers via an acoustic stage, an Indie stage and a DJ stage. A N4 Loves U market run by Manchester Food and Drink Festival in association with Afflecks offered a delightful range of concessions from food and drink to vintage clothing. 

Some people obviously didn't quite understand the motivation behind the celebrations though.

Maybe city life isn't really for them.

Spoilsports - but the banners hanging out of the window here did make Sleuth giggle.

Protesting about love                                          Protesting about love


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

Nicola IronsSeptember 5th 2011.

oh god ! what a bunch of sad *****. Move out ! X

Andy LoynesSeptember 5th 2011.

No credit Mr. Schofield? :-)

Jonathan SchofieldSeptember 5th 2011.

Andy, should have asked if you wanted it. But this comes from Sleuth not me. Still and all, dear readers, this story was given to Sleuth by ANDY LOYNES, general good egg and purveyor of snippets.

Gillian FieldingSeptember 5th 2011.

Ahh well spotted Andy. Honestly it's once a year too! And Hi Jonathan, long time no speak.

Are you both going to the Ramsbottom Festival? Where they are also featuring some of these fine bands?

1 Response: Reply To This...
Andy LoynesSeptember 5th 2011.

Might do Ms. Fielding, might do. Are you stalking me?

PoSeptember 5th 2011.

Oh no, don't tell me the riots are going to be an annual thing.....;)

Andy LoynesSeptember 5th 2011.

Ah, bless you Jonathan :-)

Gillian FieldingSeptember 5th 2011.

@ PO - LOL and I certainly hope not!

James SpencerSeptember 5th 2011.

but the noise level will rise year by year.

James SpencerSeptember 5th 2011.

So Sleuth and Nicola hate city centre residents.... well I always thought so.. all 12000 of us which does not include the working class who live in the bit of the NQ which is in but not of the City Centre

Lets turn the place into a giant Printworks

2 Responses: Reply To This...
AnonymousSeptember 5th 2011.

"the bit of the NQ which is in but not of the City Centre"

come again?

Andy LoynesSeptember 6th 2011.

James, I think these residents were being a bit tongue in cheek. If not it backfired as very many of us noisy revellers took pictures with a smile. Lapped it up. Printworks? Excuse me? NQ has character, a character defined precisely by events such as this.

Nicola IronsSeptember 6th 2011.

Ermmm Hi James I actually live on Thomas Street so I am a resident. The festival was superbly organised and there was a meeting before the festival for all residents to raise concerns and have their say. It's a one off event and it finsihed at 9pm. I'm sure even you would not be in bed by that hour. And yes I am working class and there's nothing wrong with that. Do you work for a living? Then you too are also working class. NQ has nothing about it that represents the Printworks. And it is also a very popular and characteristic place of the city centre. I hate people like you James. Also your grammar is terrible.

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