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A sausage dog ‘Pup Up’ cafe full of cute little dachshunds is coming to Manchester

Because who doesn’t love sausage dogs?



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An adorable event dedicated entirely to our beloved sausage dogs will be happening this summer.

Every man and their dog (no pun intended) owns a sausage dog these days – the bow-legged, long and very good boys are undisputedly one of the nation’s favourite breeds. 

So what could be better than a cafe event devoted wholeheartedly to them?

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The Pup Up Cafe – because of course they’ve called it that – has launched its ‘Dachshund Edition,’ which will give Manchester’s sausage dogs and sausage dog owners the opportunity to mix, mingle and have some very wholesome fun.

These events typically host tons of dogs and their owners, so you’ll be guaranteed some serious doggy fun. 

Each session will have up to fifty dogs for your own fur baby to mingle with, unlimited dog treats available at designated treat stations, and unlimited free puppuccinos (foamed milk served in coffee cups that dogs seem to love these days).

There’ll also be photographers on hand to take photos and videos that will be available on the events social media pages, competitions going on throughout all sessions, Dachshund related trade stands to buy goodies and a whole array of fun props for your dogs to play with.

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The event will be taking place at Manchester’s Revolution down Oxford Road on September 26th – tickets cost £9 for sausage dog owners, and £12 for those who simply want to mingle with fifty long boys for an hour or so.

Tickets are on sale now, and specific time slots will be made available closer to the event date.

For tickets and more information, visit the Pup Up Cafe website here

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A huge sushi festival is coming to Manchester this Autumn

A sushi lovers dream…



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A festival dedicated entirely to the wonderful world of sushi is coming to Manchester later this year.

Whether you love a good plate of makizushi, if you’re more of a Nigiri person, or your go-to is a temaki, this event is bound to tickle your fancy.

Pencilled in for September 30th, October 1st, and October 2nd at a secret location that is yet to be revealed, the Manchester Sushi Festival will be joined by some of the city’s best sushi parlours and chefs.

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Guests will be able to sample ‘designer sushi’ and will be able to see what the fuss surrounding ‘super sushi’ is all about  – if you know, you know. 

There will also be a whole array of other Japanese delicacies on offer, including ramen and tempura.

And vegans and veggies – fear not! There will be plenty of plant-based options for guests to enjoy, too. 

As well as the vast selection of sushi vendors to choose from, there will also be workshops for guests to learn how to make their very own sushi from home – though it is worth noting that the workshops run every hour and are on a strictly first come first served basis.

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There will also be Japanese inspired art classes, fashion pop ups, live music and DJs – as well as plenty of Japanese beer to hand, too. 

The festival will run for four hours each day between the hours of 3pm and 7pm.

For more information and to buy tickets, which are priced at an outrageously reasonable price of £25pp, by the way, click here.

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Manchester’s ‘biggest beer garden’ is now taking walk-ins

Just in time for the weekend!



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Just to make that Friday feeling a little sweeter, Manchester’s biggest beer garden is now accepting walk-ins.

It’s no secret that the whole ‘bookings-only’ system that many venues have been adopting across not only Manchester but the whole country is less than ideal – long gone are spontaneous trips and day seshes in the pub; strategically planning your impulsive pint is now a sad reality of post-lockdown Britain. 

So this news really couldn’t have come at a better time – the sun is shining, Manchester has gone longer than a week without any rain, and England are playing Scotland in the Euros tonight.

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Life. Is. Marvellous. 

Escape to Freight Island, the venue to boast Manchester’s biggest beer garden, has announced that its doors are now open to walk-ins, just in time for the weekend and Father’s Day on Sunday (you haven’t forgotten, have you?)

Since opening after the pandemic, the Depot Mayfield-based food and drinks hub has operated a strict ‘bookings only’ system under the ‘Safe + Social Manifesto’, a plan committed to maintaining a safe environment for everyone amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

But now that the world is starting to resemble a little normality again, the venue is starting to accept walk-ins.

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Freight Island boasts an impressive lineup, with a huge array of local food and drink vendors. 

Guests can swig on beers from Camden and Pomona Island, sip natural wines from Forever Changes, enjoy BBQ food from Baratuxri, pizza from Voodoo Rays, tacos from Madre, a selection of Italian dishes from Belzan Pasta Kitchen, delicious burgers from Patty Queen, Vietnamese delights from Mi & Pho, vegan offers from Plant Grill – and that doesn’t even scratch the surface.

So, if you’re fancying an evening (or an entire day) at this fabulous venue, you can now stroll on down without a booking – though, due to it’s popularity, walk-in space may be limited, so make sure you get down nice and early!

For more information, visit their website here.

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Legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host special black tie event in Manchester

You won’t want to miss this…



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For the first time ever in the North West, the legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be hosting an intimate black tie event. 

The evening, hosted at Altrincham’s Bowdon Rooms, will give guests the opportunity to experience an authentic red carpet event with live entertainment and art installations showcasing Sir Ranulph’s many expeditions.

The Grand Edwardian Ballroom will also be serving a spectacular three course meal as guests enjoy live on stage entertainment and take part in an auction offering one of a kind pieces of memorabilia.

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Sir Ranulph himself will also be in attendance where he will be doing meet-and-greets and photographs.

The explorer is famed for leading twenty-two major expeditions to remote parts of the world, including both the South Pole and the North Pole. 

He is also the only man alive to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface, and was the first explorer to completely cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.

Since 1969, when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Sir Ranulph has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking exploratory expeditions.

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And, in 2009 at the age of sixty-five, the explorer climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. As a result, he became the oldest Briton ever to summit the tallest mountain in the world.

Tickets include a three course meal with dietary options available. For more information and to buy your tickets you can head here.

Located in Bowdon, Altrincham, The Bowdon Rooms is an example of stunning Edwardian architecture with Art Deco influences in the immaculate interior. 

Dating back to 1903, the award-winning venue is a great choice for exclusive events with its abundance of old style charm and grandeur, authentic character and beautiful features.

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