There’s the promise of something pretty special happening in Sadler’s Yard today (Saturday4 September) as the square’s annual Summer Jam returns (and just in time to catch the back end of the current dry spell, too!).

There’s a pretty wholesome seven hours of all-ages fun planned with craft, horticulture, bug life and even a protest school packed into the one day calendar. And it all happens right next door to the recently renamed Sadler’s Cat pub (formerly the Pilcrow), which is ready to keep everyone watered throughout with (among other things) a very special Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam cocktail created just for the occasion.

Family and dog friendly, the Summer Jam has kindness, consideration and togetherness at the heart of its activities. Our Kids Social have lined up some useful life lessons, from making headdresses to putting on a solid protest for a cause close to you, while Platt Fields Market Garden and Cinderwood have some helpful horticultural tips to try. Lorcan Kan is leading a curry puffs cookery session, and Easy Peel Studio is determined to send everyone home knowing how to build the perfect insect house.

All those activities – and definitely that cocktail, if we’re honest – make it worth the trip. But there’s more: Seamus Óg, Ellis Davis and the extraordinary She Choir are lined up to perform, and there’s guest food and drink from Blossom Coffee Roasters, One Dish Room, and Pot Kettle Black throughout the day. The final bonus: entry is completely free, so go hang out in what’s left of the summer and soak it all in.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 4 Sep, 12-7pm, Sadler's Yard,
Redfern St, Manchester M60 0AB
Sarah Walters
Published on:
Wed 4 Aug 2021