Heading to a park in this weather might seem like the most ludicrous idea known to man. But this weekend is set for sun. Trust me. Glorious sunshine and picnics in the park. If this sounds good to you, read on.
Here’s this week’s three to see in no particular order.
Tatton Park American Car Show
When you need to get away from the city’s skyscrapers and construction zones and cranes on every street corner, there’s nothing quite like a trip out to Tatton Park. It’s one of those places that instantly reminds you of summer. Bonus: this weekend it’s transformed into an all American car lover’s paradise. If you fancy checking out classic American cars from all Albert eras, with over 100 memorabilia and trade stalls, and some good old yank grub too, this one’s for you.
Taming of the Shrew at Fletcher Moss
Outdoor theatre experts Heartbreak Productions are out on the road again and they’re back in Manchester this weekend with a fresh interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. For those of you who don’t know, this is the original 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s an electric battle of the sexes, a tale of a mismatched love and good fun all around so pack up your picnic basket, grab a blanket and head on down to Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens. You can even buy a premium comfy seat for a few extra pounds. It comes with a canopy, you know, just in case it rains.
Hacienda Aftershow at The Albert Hall
Now, the main event at Castlefield Bowl may be sold out but there’s an aftershow that’ll keep you bopping until the early hours. Head down to Manchester’s Albert Hall where 808 State will be joined by DJ’s Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Herbie Saccani. It’s set to be a mega night. Probably best not to make plans for Sunday though. You’ll regret it as you stagger home in the early hours of the morning.