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12 Gins of Christmas Giveaway – Winner Announced!

December 14th, 2018|

Our #BarcaXmasGiveaway twelve gins of Christmas winner has been announced!
This Christmas we wanted to give away one of our 12 Gins of Christmas Tree to one a lucky winner and four of their chosen friends and/or family with a special private booth at Barca!
The festive period is a time of giving and sharing so we […]

Sounds of the city: Castlefield Bowl

December 4th, 2018|

Sounds of the city 2019 tickets are officially up! Living up to Manchester’s great reputation for discovering new talents and putting on an excellent show, every year Sounds of the City takes over Castlefield bowl for a Summer of eclectic music, diverse to every taste!

Sounds of the City 2019 brings exciting acts from home and […]

A small guide to Beetham Tower, Manchester

November 9th, 2018|

Beetham Tower, or the Deansgate Hilton Hotel as it’s more popularly known, is up there next to the Manchester Arena, Old Trafford and The Town Hall as one of the most iconic buildings in Manchester.

There’s no doubt that the 47-storey building, a perfect example of cutting-edge architecture, is an impressive sight to behold and we’re […]

5 Unique Hotels near Castlefield

November 9th, 2018|

We’ve complied an easy reference guide for some interesting hotels to stay in near Castlefield, Manchester. If you’re wondering where to rest your head on your visit, here’s 5 well worth checking out in no particular order.

The Hilton Hotel

The Hilton on Manchester’s Deansgate is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings, famous for being the tallest […]

Christmas at Barca

November 2nd, 2018|

November is finally here which means with Halloween and Bonfire Night out of the way it’s the perfect time to get tapping your toes to the seasonal sound of Michael Bublé and craving the creamy taste of Bailey’s.

Recoil or rejoice if you must, it’s only two months ‘til Christmas! If you’re a real humbug we’ve […]

Family fun: Manchester Science Festival

October 26th, 2018|

This weekend is the last chance to visit the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and watch in amazement as the Electricity: The Spark of Life exhibition explores how scientists discovered how to tame and manipulate electricity, how to mass produce it and how it’s effected our daily lives in the modern world.


Visit MOSI and […]

Crystal Maze Experience: Castlefield

October 26th, 2018|

Summers over and we wave a sorrowful goodbye to boozy beer-gardens, hang up our bumbags and set our clocks forward. In these chilly autumn months, how will we survive?

Thankfully, this is Manchester and we do things differently here. Based in Castlefield, Manchester resides the Crystal  Maze Experience. The phenomenal game show adored by millennials is […]

Betfred Super League: We love it so

October 15th, 2018|

This weekend marks this year’s Betfred Super League 2018 where the event-packed Grand Final will take place at Manchester’s famous stadium, Old Trafford.

The Rugby league frenzy will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday the 13th of October where kick off is scheduled for 6pm. If you have tickets, you can look forward to supporting […]

Manchester Arts Fair 2018

October 11th, 2018|

Manchester Central Convention Centre (MCCC), formerly known as the G-Mex, is home to the vibrant and wonderful Manchester Arts Fair.


The annual fair is returning to the MCCC for its 11th year with a huge 125 worthy exhibitors making waves internationally in the artistic ocean.  Art revellers will look forward to a selection of some 600 […]

Visit the Old Granada Studios, Manchester

October 5th, 2018|

Located in the heart of Manchester, the Old Granada Studios on Quay Street was built proudly for purposes of recorded and live filming. The old studio saw through some culture classics and was a famous filming location for Coronation Street and The Royle Family, much loved British TV.

The studios closed to the public in 1999 […]