Mancunians will doing some weird and wonderful things next week. No change there then, you may say, but on this occasion it’s for a good cause – raising funds for Forever Manchester, the charity which funds and supports community activity across Greater Manchester. From kids’ football teams to allotment groups, older people’s clubs to disability projects. You name it, they’ve funded it.
Lots of food and drink offers, products and events have been created specifically to raise money for Forever Manchester, so if the thought of a Stone Roses cocktail, Curry Mile pizza, or Mancunian ravioli tickles your fancy, step this way for these and many more offers.
The DeCASKthlon is like a decathlon, but with pubs, pints and, well, more pints. In other words, it’s a pub crawl. The aim is to make it to 10 NQ pubs and bars for some charitable drinking. All of them will be taking part in Manchester Beer Week, with Forever Manchester the charity partner. Some of them will also be serving Forever Manchester’s 10 Boroughs Pale Ale, which raises money for Forever Manchester, so be sure to try it! Participants pay £1 per pub entered, and anyone who doesn’t make the end because they’re rubbish will be fined £2 per pub missed. Starting at 1pm at The Blue Pig, 30 minutes will be spent in each bar with Walrus, Odd Bar, Cane & Grain, Soup Kitchen, Bakerie, PLY, Port St Beer House, Kosmonaut and Tariff & Dale also on the list.
Sunday 12th June 1pm – 6pm
Gin tasting with Drinks Enthusiast at The Pen Pencil
Mad men inspired bar, The Pen and Pencil NQ has teamed up with Manchester’s very own Drinks Enthusiast, Dave Marsland, to host a night of gin education and tasting with Warner Edwards. Guests will delve into the history of the Northamptonshire-based spirit and learn all about gin from the experts. Tickets cost £10, with all funds going to ForeverManchester, and include a G&T on arrival, tasting of 4 expressions of Warner Edwards gin, and the bar’s signature Warner Edwards based cocktail, ‘Alexander’s Best Friend.’
Tuesday 14th June from 7.30pm – 9pm.
To book call 0161 660 3303 or email: email@example.com
Crazy Pedro’s Curry Mile Pizza
Ever been hungry but struggled to decide whether to have pizza or curry? Well, now there’s no need to choose because you can have both at the same time courtesy of late night pizza joint Crazy Pedro’s new creation – The Curry Mile. The crazy creation is topped with chicken tikka, poppadoms, onion bhajis and mint yoghurt. The 16” pizza costs £15, with 50p of each sale going to ForeverManchester. On sale during Forever Manchester Week, from Friday 10th – Friday 17th June.
Tattu does Tipples and 10%
Modern Chinese Tattu, has an exclusive offer for Forever Manchester week – a free bottle of prosecco and an extra discount available! Book a table for drinks any time before 8pm between Monday 6th June and Friday 10th June, get a seat in the famous Tattu rose garden and enjoy your drinks knowing that 10% of your final bill will be going to Forever Manchester. To book simply call 0161 819 2060 and quote FMWeek
All final bills must be a minimum of £20. Available Monday 6th June 12pm – Friday 10th June 11.59pm.
Get some valuable voting practice in for the EU referendum by voting for your favourite Manc at Italian casual dining restaurant Vapiano. Following a social media vote, 4 finalists were chosen and will now battle it out to be Top Manc, as Vapiano customers are encouraged to put any donation they can afford into a box representing their favourite. Will it be Noel Gallagher, Sir Ian McKellen, Tony Wilson or Paul Scholes? We think Sir Ian may be from Burnley but not to worry, it’s all for a good cause – Forever Manchester. Friday 10th – Friday 17th June.
Black Dog Ballroom NQ Stone Roses Cocktail
‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’ is a cocktail made with Finlandia vodka, raspberry puree, pineapple and soda created in homage to the Stone Roses’ triumphant return to Manchester this month. A donation of 50p will be donated from the sale of each drink. The cocktail will be on sale throughout Forever Manchester Week
Baynan Gin Tasting
A fun and interactive evening of gin tasting in the name of charity. £15 per ticket including welcome drink, gin masterclass & canapes. £5 from each ticket goes to Forever Manchester. Monday 13 June, 5.30 – 8pm.
To find out more and to buy tickets go to: arcinspirations.com/banyan-manchester/news-and-events/the-gin-experience
Big Forever Manchester Quiz of the Year
Pit your wits against your peers across quiz topics as original as music, sport, general knowledge, legendary animals, knitwear and maths – with a special round dedicated to Forever Manchester and its brilliant work. Team entry for a maximum of 6 people costs £45, or £60 with food and drink included. Proceeds to Forever Manchester. There will also be a raffle on the night with some exciting prizes donated by local businesses.
Wednesday 15th June, 6:30pm 10:00pm at Dive NQ
Thursday Night Live
The best value comedy night in the country! Five comedians from the national and international comedy circuit, including one top compere, one top opener, two of the country’s best new acts and one of the best headliners around will take to the Frog and Bucket stage.
For £10 a ticket, MC Barry Dodds will take you through the night, with Jonny Awsum opening, followed by George Zach, Clayton Jones and finally Daliso Chaponda to close. A real riot of laughs. eventbrite.co.uk/e/thursday-night-live-june-16th-tickets-25371627220
Thursday 16th June from 7pm – 10pm.
Dress like a Manc
Get your workplace signed up for the ultimate dressing-up day on June 17th. Come to work in the gladrags of your favourite Mancunian icon or era. Whether you want to go with the baggy clothes of Madchester or just fancy yourself as a member of Oasis, there’s only one condition – be as ‘daft, Manc and creative as you damn well like’. Those are the words of Forever Manchester who are asking anyone who dresses up for the day to give a donation of £1 to their cause and share across social media with the hashtag #FMWeek16. Go on, you know you want to! Businesses or employees can register here – forevermanchesterweek.com/register-your-event
A specially created Manc-style ravioli dish will be on sale for the week, at Manchester’s longest standing Italian restaurant, Don Giovanni. The dish will be a beer based ravioli filled with Lancashire cheese and Cheshire venison served with an asparagus and mint sauce, priced at £14.95. A donation of £1 from each dish sold will go to Forever Manchester week.
Friday 10th – Friday 17th June.
Forever Manchester is inviting businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to create an amazing week of fundraising mayhem and request that you are as ‘daft, Manc and creative and you damn well like’.
So whether you want to host a ‘Manchester’s Got Talent Day’, a ‘Manc Walk around the office’, a Manchester related Food and Drink Day, a Manchester related quiz, or organise a street party, visit www.forevermanchesterweek.com and download your fundraising pack.