This week’s round-up features the return of an old favourite, a pop-up with a twist, and something for those looking to learn something new…

Hunt & Darton fuse art, performance and coffee
More than just a pit stop for a brew, pop-up cafe Hunt & Darton is also an interactive performance space and social and artistic hub. Taking over a disused space along Piccadilly Approach from this Thursday, if you go in, be prepared for spontaneous drama. The pair behind the installation (Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton) say everything in the cafe is art, from its bank balance to the charity crockery and service you’ll receive while there. It’s only open for three weeks, as part of a nationwide tour.
Thu 5 – Wed 25 Mar, 8A Gateway House, Station Approach, Piccadilly, M21 2GH, 12pm – 7.30pm,

Koffee Pot reopens
The wait is over. Northern Quarter stalwart Koffee Pot has reopened in its new home on Oldham Street. As well as serving its dependable all-day breakfasts, the menu has been revamped to include new items like beef dripping chips and home-cured salt beef bagels – and there’ll be booze to come soon too. The interior is a nod to its former home on Stevenson Square, with an American diner feel and red leather booths.
Koffee Pot, 84/86 Oldham Street (just past the Castle Pub), 9am – 6pm,

Top chefs teach Mancs how to cook
Cook Manchester Masterclass is starting a series of cookery classes headed by top chefs from around the country. The likes of Robert Owen Brown and the team behind Fire & Salt BBQ will pass on kitchen skills to cooking enthusiasts of all levels. Classes include sausage making, the art of barbecuing, and six ways with pork. A one-day course costs from £150 and takes place in a purpose-built teaching kitchen in Old Trafford.
From Sun 8 Mar, Cook Manchester Masterclass, 476 Chester Road, Old Trafford, M16 9HE, Tel: 0161 876 4806,

Thu 5 Mar - Wed 25 Mar
Rakhi Sinha
Published on:
Sun 22 Mar 2015