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Art Hall brings beautiful food and local art to Box on the Docks this Christmas

Media City are welcoming everyone to Box on the Docks to celebrate Christmas with the launch of Art Hall

Art Hall is a creative space all about street food, amazing drinks, local art and good festive times over the holiday season.

It is situated in Box on the Docks, which has always been focused on supporting and nurturing local and independent artists and hospitality businesses.

This season’s new Art Hall concept compliments the wider cultural activity taking place at MediaCity and The Quays this winter, which includes the well-received Art of Banksy exhibition.

Just some of the amazing events on at Media City this Winter

Art Hall invites visitors to see artwork from local creatives, enjoy the delectable food and drink offering and experience an exciting, varied events programme.

Designed by local art and design duo, MikeSian Studio, alongside set designer, Mariel Osborn, the space has been transformed into a banquet hall with hanging elements for an art exhibition feel utilising the height of the space.

Beautiful hanging elements designed by MikeSian Studio

MikeSian have designed graphic flags to hang down the length of the hall which are filled with typographic statements, graphic shapes, and bold colours.

Mike Emerson, co-founder and designer for MikeSian Studio says: We wanted to create a space that gave all visitors a sense of sitting somewhere warm and welcoming, without solely relying on the usual Christmas décor that springs to mind.

“The graphic flags included in the design contain statements which are a mix of commentary on the year we’ve all had along with festive phrases. Overall, we want the space to feel festive, fun and full of life.”

Alongside collaborating with MikeSian on centrepiece glitter banners, Mariel Osborn has included glitter bunting draped throughout the hall, which frames the artwork in the middle.

Art Hall will play host to a variety of events throughout the holiday season from pop up paint events to brunch with Santa family events.

Feeling festive

Art Hall will also continue in the New Year up until the end of March with a host of art, creative and wellbeing events to combat the new year blues.

The space will also profile local artists, with the décor transforming to fit the mood of the season.

Here’s some of the tasty treats on offer at ART HALL.

  • On the bar, Salford brew institution, Seven Bro7hers is serving up their award winning independent and classic craft beers including a specially crafted Art Hall Pale Ale and a range of winter warmers for the festive season.
  • For the first time at Box on the Docks, You Melt! are the purveyors of all things cheesy, e serving grilled cheese, nachos; and mac & cheese with plenty of festive specials.
  • Chapati Café will deliver their delicious, home-cooked Gujarati-influenced food, and daily changing menu of ‘rice and three’ curries.
  • The Tasty Greek serving up their classics including authentic gyros, their legendary halloumi fries, and a selection of tasty Bratwursts for the festive season.
  • Beigel will offer their locally sourced pastries, and sweet treats, alongside their freshly made bagels such as salt beef, ‘the mozza’ or a classic BLT. And new for the winter season, a collection of warming winter drinks and indulgent hot chocolate will be available.
  • A Few Scoops is giving their ice cream tuk-tuk a well-deserved winter break and will be popping up in a pink hut serving churros, hot fudge sundaes, build-your-own-cheesecake with hot toppings and boozy milkshakes.
  • Few Scoops providing the desserts

On 11th December, visitors can enjoy the dessert and beer pairing from 2pm to 4pm.

Visitors will receive four desserts from A Few Scoops paired with beers from Seven Bro7hers to for £16.

Visitors are directed to pre-book here.

Here’s some of the greats events lined up at Art Hall through December

Freelance and SME Christmas Party

Join us in the Art Hall to get the Christmas spirit started! Whether you work as a freelancer or as part of a small team we can give you the Christmas party you deserve. With live music, food from the Art Hall vendors and the full range of festive cocktails to choose from.

15th December, 6pm to 10pm

£6, including a free drink, tickets available to book here

Art Hall Bingo

Fun and boozy bingo with prizes to be won

9th December, 7pm

£2 entry, payable on the night

Pop Up Painting

This year’s sip and paint event will be themed around Annie Dalton’s Banksy-inspired Christmas Flying Balloon Girl painting.

10th December, 3pm

£34.99, tickets available to book here

Gingerbread Decorating

A fun and delicious crafting event where visitors can decorate Christmas tree shaped gingerbread

17th and 19th December, 11am to 4pm for children, from 7pm for adults

Free (donation to the Salford Food Bank welcome), tickets available to book here

 Born To Be Wild Child – Festive Family Party

Event packed with an afternoon of fun for all ages

18th December, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Free entry

Brunch with Santa

Visitors and their children are invited to Brunch with Santa at Art Hall. With a host of games, brunch, a meeting with Santa and gifts!

21st and 22nd December, 11am to 1pm

£10 per child, tickets available to book here

Art Hall is open until end of March, every day from 8am – 10pm, Box on the Docks presents Art Hall is located in the MediaCity gardens (by the Plaza)

For more information please visit: Box On The Docks – MediaCity.



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