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Re: Manchester

Post by stolenwine » Tue Sep 29, 2009 17:21

is commerical street pretty central? is it an ok area to stay in? we are visiting the fair city of manchester friday until saturday and we wanna hang around and see stuff! but not have to take taxis everywhere.
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Re: Manchester

Post by indiansummer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 08:45

I'm going to a punk show in the Retro Bar tonight, but before that i want to watch Everton's Europa Lague game at 6. Can anyone suggest a decent place near to the Retro bar that might be showing it? It's on ESPN, like.
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Re: Manchester

Post by bocken » Thu Nov 12, 2009 19:28

If I'd seen this I would've said the Lass O'Gowrie, unless it was a different pub on that road I've watched games in in the past.

Anyway, Manchester. Anything on at the moment, art/exhibition/museumywise? I'm up for the ahem Friendly Fires gig tomorrow night (I'm only going for the Field and Michael Mayer, I swear). Just thinking of something to do Saturday and Sunday afternoons that will keep me out of record shops.

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Re: Manchester

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Nov 12, 2009 20:22

bocken wrote: Anyway, Manchester. Anything on at the moment, art/exhibition/museumywise? I'm up for the ahem Friendly Fires gig tomorrow night (I'm only going for the Field and Michael Mayer, I swear). Just thinking of something to do Saturday and Sunday afternoons that will keep me out of record shops.
If you've never been, the Imperial War Museum down at Salford Quays is brilliant. There's a Russian T34 tank in there which scares the fuck out of me when you stand up in front of it, thinking this was that last thing many a German soldier saw before being ripped apart. Ooh, brutal!

Oh, pubs with footy on. Bit late this innit, with it probably being about half time now, but if the Lass doesn't have it, maybe the Thirsty Scholar does? Manchester city centre is a bit shit for pubs with footy on TV.
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Re: Manchester

Post by bocken » Thu Nov 12, 2009 20:28

It's half time and it was 3 weeks ago.

Haven't been to the Imperial actually, or even much of that area (apart from having my graduation thing at the Lowry). Might have a look.

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Re: Manchester

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Nov 12, 2009 20:34

bocken wrote:It's half time and it was 3 weeks ago.
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Re: Manchester

Post by indiansummer » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:48

bocken wrote:If I'd seen this I would've said the Lass O'Gowrie, unless it was a different pub on that road I've watched games in in the past.
That's actually where i went, but i'm not going back - we lost 5-0 in there.
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Re: Manchester

Post by shimmer » Mon Nov 30, 2009 15:09

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Re: Manchester

Post by Woodbine » Wed Dec 02, 2009 20:08

Gah, I wanted to but, although I spend quite a bit of time in Manchester, I'm unlikely to be there before it finishes. Bugger.
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Re: Manchester

Post by wyvern » Thu Dec 17, 2009 13:37

Any decent pubs near the Academy, or that side of the city (walking distance)? I'm there on Friday and want to meet up with my friend and take her for a pre gig drink.
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Re: Manchester

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Dec 18, 2009 18:55

wyvern wrote:Any decent pubs near the Academy, or that side of the city (walking distance)? I'm there on Friday and want to meet up with my friend and take her for a pre gig drink.
Best going in Krobar, over the road. It's invaded by poncy folk these days, but it's OK for a drink or two.

Of Big Hands further up the road on the same side. Same shit, different desert.

By the way, anyone in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy on Sunday evening? I'm DJing at Iguana Bar for some nice fella who runs a night called "Cherry Coloured Pop". 60's bubblegum and girlgroup/indiepop, all on original vinyl only! Fucking hell, vinyl!
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Re: Manchester

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:47

There's a chance I may well be in Manchester all on my lonesome on Monday 15th Feb. I don;t really know Manchester. What should I do/see/go to?

Also, any good cheap vegan stuff I should know about?

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Re: Manchester

Post by Damian » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:13

roundbitsofplastic wrote:There's a chance I may well be in Manchester all on my lonesome on Monday 15th Feb. I don;t really know Manchester. What should I do/see/go to?

Also, any good cheap vegan stuff I should know about?

Fanks.
Don't know too much either, but I imagine you'll want to go to Oldham Street. Vinyl Exchange, Piccadilly Records and a whole bunch of second hand shops full of records. There's Forbidden Planet as well, which although not the best of comic shops is still worth a look.

And not too far away is Earth cafe . If it's still open.

Beyond that I'm fairly crap at Manchester, despite visiting most weekends a while back.

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Re: Manchester

Post by indiansummer » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:25

roundbitsofplastic wrote:There's a chance I may well be in Manchester all on my lonesome on Monday 15th Feb. I don;t really know Manchester. What should I do/see/go to?

Also, any good cheap vegan stuff I should know about?

Fanks.
I'll be there, briefly! I'm going to see Spoon after work

There's a strong chance i'll be going for a nice pint in Big Hands or somewhere beforehand, but give us a text on the day and possibly we'll meet for a quick 'un, eh?
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Re: Manchester

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Feb 04, 2010 13:13

Thanks, Damian. I may wellpotter alogn that street, though It may make me cry as i need to keep PUNDS for Popfest.

Will, that sounds like a TOP idea! If you've got time I would love to go for a pint. Strange cities are much nicer with beer, I find.
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Re: Manchester

Post by indiansummer » Thu Feb 04, 2010 14:04

Cool - i'm hoping to be on Oxford Road some time between 6 and 7, so let's sort sommat out!
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Re: Manchester

Post by moopind » Thu May 27, 2010 21:07

How I love my little trips on the train to Manchester. I've been today: first man in the Marble Arch (well, beaten to it by a man delivering lettuces) and a lovely (as ever) pint of Pint and some great food (including some fresh tasting lettuce). I've said it before: I love that place. So there's no jukie anymore, but the selection of tunes was largely not bad with the Smiths segueing into the Boss flawlessly (though Coldplay came on for a bit, and a poodle hair rock track at one point). There are a few pubs around this fair isle where I feel an immediate and inexplicable comfort and the Marble Arch is one. Good, good, good. I looked in some shops and I bought a coat for £4.04. I found this and I liked it, right there among the Costas and Schuh and Primark and all the other rent-a-town samey shit. I went on the tram and looked at some Lowrys in Salford. I came back and saw an absolutely brilliant and inspiring exhibition of photos at Manchester Art Gallery. I was walking around it with a grin on my face (and this a good 4 hours after my pint of Pint). If anyone likes photos or history or art, they should go. I wanted to go and point a lens at stuff after that. Lastly, I saw some Christian people having a faith-off with people in Market Street, mainly targetting people wearing headscarves. There was a 'charismatic' one, yelling while standing on a step ladder. It was quite a spectacle and was completely playing into the hands of the religious-faith-as-psychiatric-problem theorists.
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Re: Manchester

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Re: Manchester

Post by wyvern » Fri May 28, 2010 10:35

moopind wrote:Lastly, I saw some Christian people having a faith-off with people in Market Street, mainly targetting people wearing headscarves. It was quite a spectacle and was completely playing into the hands of the religious-faith-as-psychiatric-problem theorists.
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Re: Manchester

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Jun 13, 2010 08:40

I don't suppose anything is happening in Manchester tomorrow night, is it? I'm there overnight in a depressing hotel for work and although it's double Corrie, I wouldn't mind nipping out and about for a bit.

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