Digital Edition: Read The Making Of Modern Manchester Special Summer Magazine 2016

HELLO sunshine!

Summer’s here, just in case you hadn’t noticed. Whether you’re soaking up the sun or dodging the rain, there’s always lots to do in Manchester, and with the longer days well and truly here, there’s no reason not to get out and make the most of it.

No excuse is needed to celebrate Manchester, but just in case you need one, June 15 is the twentieth anniversary of the IRA bomb which devastated the city centre. Since then, Manchester has been transformed into a city to be proud of with so much to do and enjoy.

This month alone we’ve got Forever Manchester Week (Friday 10 June to Friday 17 June) – one week of events and offers at some of Manchester’s best restaurants and bars, with all proceeds going to Forever Manchester, the charity which raises funds for local community groups. From kids football teams to allotment groups, older people’s clubs to disability projects, you name it, Forever Manchester will be funding it.

On Sunday 19 June, 70,000 people will be taking to the streets to celebrate Manchester Day, so better have your umbrellas handy.

When it comes to Euro 2016, you’re either in or out. If you’re in, there are plenty of great places to watch the games. Will England make a quick Brexit? Possibly. Will they get knocked out on penalties by Germany? Probably. Nothing goes better with football than beer, and by a stroke a luck the rst week of the Euros coincides with Manchester Beer Week, our rst city wide beer festival.

So slap on the sun cream, get your shorts on and have a great summer. See you on the other side.

Managing Editor
Stephen Lewis

Ray King
Aidan O’Rourke
Emily Oldfield
Tom Ingham

Art Director
Chris Greenhalgh

Sales & Marketing
Mike Strul 07540 842205

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Cover picture Lawrence Watson

Published by I Love MCR Ltd 0161 710 2665


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