*I was invited along to review the Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience FOC, however, all opinions are my own as always
My regular readers already know that I’m a big fan of gin. I first discovered the unadulterated joy of a simple G&T circa 2004 (yes I’m old) and am glad to see that 14 years later, the rest of the planet seem to have gotten on board with all things juniper-based.
Manchester is currently being brightened up more than a hundred bee sculptures. This is all part of a brilliant campaign by Manchester Council and Wild in Art, Bee in the City, and runs from 23 July – 23 September 2018. The bees have all been designed by different artists to showcase the many diverse and marvellous elements that make up the city of Manchester, both old and new.
Food festivals are my favourite kind of festival. No sweaty tents or noisy camping neighbours and you get to sample amazing food and drink all day long. This year, Manchester Eats Festival launched at Heaton Park. With chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Matt Tebbutt, Ed Baines, Mary-Ellen McTague and Adam Reid on board, you just know that the bar is already set high.
*We were invited to The Jungle Book FOC, however, all opinions are my own
After a long day in the office on Wednesday, I dashed across a busy Manchester and over to the Lowry, Salford to attend the press night of The Jungle Book. I met up with Adam and, after literally sprinting from the nearby car park, we made it into the theatre with just two minutes to spare ahead of the 7pm showing – thank you rush hour traffic!