The fantastic Opening Party of a two day festival of activities celebrating all things Ancaots. A mix of great free and ticketed events going on.
Come and enjoy all that Ancoats has to offer, find out about what's happening and get to know your neighbours! Learn about and celebrate the social, architectual and industrial history of the area.
Events and activities will include two nights of live music at St Peter's Church, Spoken word, Walking tours of Ancoats, Art, Talks, Cinema, Food stalls, Craft beer and comedy.
FRIDAY EARLY EVENING
— 5pm — 7pm — Free Entry
Craft Ales / Mouth Watering Food
Stephen “Chaddy” Chadwick (of the The Backhanders)
Spoken Word / The Mask of Anarchy (accompanied by the Classical Revolution Players)
FRIDAY LATE EVENING
— 8pm onwards — Early bird tickets — £6
Death To The Strange
Pay on the door or book at:
FRIDAY AFTER PARTY at 1 Primrose St
— Psychedelic DiscoTech. The After Party
Your Psychedelic DiscoTech invites you to dance the first night at Through the Mill off at 1 Primrose St.
Superstar lineup of local talent.
Unity Radio and Lacuna's Stephen Corrie
Eastern Bloc Records and PDT Res' Simon Tomkinson
Our Own Daz Griffiths (Mr Hubbly Bubbly)
Sankeys musical guru the amazing Rob Bright.
— Great Places / Adactus
42nd Street / Manchester Creative Studio
History / Geography Walks
Street Art History / Urban Sketching
Local Art / Fashion Shows
Kev Nolan's Strictly Northern Soul Dance Class.
— Anthony Rea
«Little Itally» The Italian Colony of Ancoats —
Discussion; The City We Build. Star Speaker Dan Dubowitz
— Full Circle Arts and Playfuel Mcr present «Boxes» a game about accesbility and space.
— Feats of Arms present real life knight chess! Pick a side and cheer them on as they go head to head in real life chess — Noir vs Blanc.
Boys in the Band – Comedy Screen showings
SATURDAY EVENING AT ST MICHAELS, ANCOATS
— Spoken Word / Chris Jam and Friends
SATURDAY EVENING AT Hallé St Peter's
— Swing Shout with Monster Ceilidh Band!
Swing & Shout Mcr
Monster Ceilidh Band
Jez Sings Things