We Invented the Weekend, Salford’s bold and imaginative free festival for the North taking place across 10th and 11th September, is set to celebrate how food creates connections and brings people together with food from weekend gatherings across the world, a huge communal Classic Sunday Roast, and not forgetting the traditional family picnic.
Serving up the perfect Sunday will be Eat Well MCR, a well-known collective of Manchester-based chefs that provide meals to people living in challenging circumstances, led by celebrated Manchester based chef Mary-Ellen McTague.
Soothingly soundtracked by Manchester vinyl reissue record label Be With Records, the communal feast will take place on long tables, catering for 200 people across two sittings on Sun 11th Sept at 12 – 2pm and 3 – 5pm, every ticket bought contributes to the 50 meals being delivered at no cost to the people in the community that Eat Well regularly supports.
“We Invented the Weekend is such a wonderful idea and we’re delighted to get involved,” says chef Mary-Ellen McTague.
“The festival celebrates a hard-won campaign for workers’ right to leisure time. Many of the families Eat Well MCR supports have a working parent – and yet still struggle to feed their families. It’s a subject very close to my heart. I’m cooking 200 roast dinners for ticket holders and we’ll also be delivering some to the people in our community for free.
Catering for 200 people across two sittings on Sun 11th Sept at 12 – 2pm and 3 – 5pm, every ticket bought contributes to the 50 meals being delivered at no cost to the people in the community that Eat Well regularly supports.
Tickets for The Big Sunday Roast
Tickets for the WITW x Eat Well MCR Sunday Roast are available here at £30 for two courses, and £10 for those under the age of 14.
There are lots more exciting contributions from Seven Bro7hers, Box on the Docks, plus a massive selection of the city’s finest street food vendors – check out the press release pasted below this email for all the info.