04/01/2019 by Lucy Kay
Beat the January blues with a Weekend Break in Manchester!
January… I doubt it will ever be a contender for anyone’s favourite month. Your bank balance is dismal, and you’ve gone from eating pigs in blankets to feeling like a pig in a blanket. You could stop reading now and muddle your way through to February 1st, but why not start this year as you mean to go on? Manchester has an amazing line up of events this January that you should not be missing out on, and maybe that last minute city break is all you need to blow those cobwebs away.
Residential Estates manages a portfolio of high-spec serviced apartments, meaning you get the comfort of a home-from-home stay with all the style and luxury of a hotel. Canal Street Apartments is an exclusive development in the heart of Manchester city centre offering a variety of modern and spacious luxury serviced apartments with the best tourist spots, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. Fully furnished and equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, they are perfect for a short city break. The generous open plan living, dining and kitchen areas offer the perfect space to unwind after a day exploring the city centre and offer guests full flexibility. Check out the images at the bottom of this blog post showing some of the beautiful interiors of the apartments!
To save you some of the leg work, here is a roundup of some of the best things happening in Manchester this January and beyond.
Manchester Beer and Cider Festival
Forget ‘Dry January’, the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is promoting ‘Try January’! January is a particularly challenging month for independent businesses (especially those serving alcohol) so this is the perfect opportunity for you to earn some good karma supporting a host of independent breweries!
Returning for its sixth year, the festival brings together produce from breweries across the globe. As well as celebrating fantastic beer and cider brewed here in the UK and the usual selection of the finest Dutch, German and Czech beers, there will also be new imports from across Europe and Asia.
Ticket prices start from £4 (+£3 refundable glass hire)
Open to public from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th January
Saturday Night Fever!
Forty years since its famous cinematic release, Saturday Night Fever has been reimagined in a spectacular music and dance extravaganza, taking inspiration from the John Travolta classic but with all new choreography and drama. If there is anything worth Stayin’ Alive for this January, it’s a musical set to the sounds of the Bee Gees. Get your Boogie Shoes on because it would be a Tragedy to miss it! Okay, Bee Gees puns aside, if a musical won’t banish your January blues, nothing will.
22 to 26 January Tickets range from £13.00 - £51.90 and the show will be running from the 22-26 January 2019
Cheese Making Masterclass
If your New Year’s resolution is to learn a new skill, how about cheese making! Because eating cheese that you’ve made is totally acceptable, right?
Led by expert cheese maker Louise Talbot, this day class will offer you the chance to make a range of cheeses depending on which day you attend. You will also watch a demonstration of mascarpone and butter being made – both of which you will sample! The session will also focus on how you can repeat these processes at home.
Tickets are £100, and this includes everything you make on the day plus extra goodies to take home (like a head full of good intentions to make more cheese) and a glass of wine with lunch!
Cheese Making at Food Sorcery Cookery & Barista School, 19–20 January 2019, from £100
Chinese New Year
And if you really can’t face leaving the house this month, embrace your inner pig a little bit longer and welcome in the Year of the Pig whilst celebrating Chinese New Year in February!
Sample traditional Chinese cuisine at the street markets in Albert Square, and make sure you follow the Chinese New Year Parade led by an incredible 175-foot dragon. In honour of the Year of the Pig, a giant art installation Piglet will also be taking centre stage in St Ann’s Square.
Our Canal Street Apartments are conveniently located right next to Chinatown, so you won’t miss out on any of the action.
Look up specific event times so you don’t miss out on anything, but all events are taking place around the city from Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 February 2019.
For further details about our Canal Street Apartments and how to book, call our team on 01244 343355 and we would be happy to help.