Making a bid for the place to be this summer (and indeed bee with their part in the Manchester Bee in the City trail) is Hatch on Oxford Road, serving up the best in street food, workshops and partying in the heart of Manchester city centre. With the good weather set to continue, it’s a great location, day or night – and we’ve rounded up a few reasons to visit this August.

1. Street food from new arrivals Mama Z, T’Arricrii & Woks Cluckin
There are three new kids on the block this month: Filipino cooking from Mama Z dishing up delicious home cooked traditional aubergine sisig and chicken adobo and more, Sicilian street food from T’Arricrii  (the arancini is a highlight), and there are Pan-Asian, chicken-based treats from Woks Cluckin. One of the sites most popular vendors, Firebird Hope, are also sticking around for the next 12 weeks so you can get your chicken / seitan burger fix anytime.

2. Floating Art painting workshop
Try your hand at painting your own version of Van Gogh’s Iris with creative collective, Floating Art, on  Sunday 5 August. Friends, relatives and children will no doubt be impressed with the masterpiece you’ll create. Explore how Van Gogh used a paintbrush, mixed colour, and created emotionally resonant compositions. If you can’t make this weekend, aim for Sunday 19 August instead when Hatch’s bee artist Kim Hubball, will be popping up in the courtyard with a stall selling some of her fantastic work. Kim will also be giving you the opportunity to screen print your own bee tote bag at three 45 minute drop in sessions starting at 12.30, 2pm & 3pm.
Floating Art: Sun 5 Aug, 3-5pm, £20 (buy one get one half price). To book email
Screen printing with Kim Hubball: Sun 19 Aug, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm

3. Club night: Future Bubblers block party with Gilles Peterson
Gilles Peterson is no stranger to discovering new talent and with his Future Bubblers scheme he is looking to uncover what Manchester has to offer. Future Bubblers will take over the Hatch courtyard with an array of live music, DJs, skipping ropes, hula hoops and general good vibes for a block party like no other.
Sat 18 Aug, 2-10pm, FREE.

4. Open mic night with Izzie Walsh
Manchester singer-songwriter Izzie Walsh introduces ten new acts plucked from the vibrant open mic scene here in Manchester for a night of free live music.
Wed 22 Aug, 7-10pm, free. Follow @izziewalshmusic for more info or to reserve a spot performing.

5. Family friendly day partying: Hatch does Pride
Hatch will be hosting a fabulous family-friendly, glitter-filled takeover across Pride weekend. Morning Gloryville will be taking over the decks  for some sober raving from 7-11am  on Saturday followed by Disco Mums playing a special 6 hour set on the Sunday. Expect special brunch menus, dancers and the opportunity to fabulize yourself in the Wish Upon a Sparkle photobooth.
Sat 25 – Mon 27 Aug, Morning Gloryville tickets here. Free entry at all other times.

Follow @hatchmcr on Facebook and Instagram, and @hatch_mcr on Twitter to keep up to date with all the goings on.
Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7ED.

Wed 1 Aug - Mon 27 Aug
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 23 Jul 2018