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Kaleigh Watterson

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Kaleigh is a freelance journalist. She's originally from Merseyside but has been a proud Manchester dweller for half a decade. She has a love for all things craft beer and can most often be found in one of the city's many pubs.

14 of Manchester’s weirdest (and wonderful) cocktails

With Manchester home to so many bars serving up cocktails, many venues are now introducing a variety of quirky and crazy concoctions

Eight major Manchester anniversaries to commemorate this year

A look at some of Manchester’s most important anniversaries in 2016

Five fat food challenges that will defeat you in Manchester

Manc vs Food. Like your dining out to have a competitive edge? Try these for size, says Kaleigh Watterson

Robots are coming! Robot Orchestra to play in Manchester

Look out Manchester - the robots are coming! Manchester is to host a unique musical experience - and you have the opportunity to get involved

Three additional Lowry works go on show in Salford

The Lowry is to have three more of the artist’s works on show

REVEALED | Plans for Manchester city centre’s first gin distillery

A gin distillery is planning to open its doors in the Green Quarter next to the popular RedBankCo cafe bar

Historic brewery to open its doors for Manchester Beer Week

Part of Manchester’s brewing heritage will be open to the public this summer with visitors allowed unprecedented access to a landmark brewery in the city

Breweries old and new join forces for Manchester Beer Week

The first city-wide beer festival is coming to Manchester this summer and will include a variety of special events and one-off beers, including a newly-announced collaboration between one of the city’s oldest breweries and one of the newest

Angel Meadow – remembering Victorian Manchester’s hell on earth

Angel Meadow may be home to the Co-operative Group’s new HQ and plenty of swanky flats but in the 19th century it was known as ‘hell on earth’. The lives of those who lived in Angel Meadow have now been explored in a new book 'Angel Meadow - Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum' which brings to life the stories of the slum’s dwellers, says Kaleigh Watterson

Get your skates on! The UK’s only dedicated Roller Derby venue

Manchester’s links with sporting success are well documented, but did you know the area is also the home of the UK’s only venue dedicated solely to roller derby? Kaleigh Watterson went down during one of their weekly new skater sessions to find out more about this growing sport

If you’re going to San Francisco – Manchester Airport secures direct...

A boost for tech companies in the city as Manchester receives direct link to San Francisco

Exhibition by The Smiths photographer to be held at The Lowry

A new exhibition at the Salford Quays venue will bring together the work of Stephen Wright, best-known for his iconic photograph of The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club

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