It’s been a long time coming, but Euro 2021 is officially kicking off next weekend.
Gareth Southgate’s England squad will face World Cup 2018 finalists Croatia in their first match of the highly-anticipated tournament on June 13 – but if you’re looking for a unique way to watch all the action up close, then Manchester’s newly-launched Mediterranean hangout has got you covered.
Great Northern Beach Club is well and truly going all out for the Euros.
Not only will there be a huge projector screening all of the important matches for footie fans in the main bar of the Sunset Lounge – which is a seaside-style resort slap-bang in the middle of Manchester city centre – but they’re also taking bookings for exclusive private beach huts.
For those keen to soak up the atmosphere in style, these bookable private beach huts are ideal for “long summer nights and memorable moments with your mates”, each featuring a 42’ TV screen, a welcome drinks package, and your own personal host.
The bar describes it as “no rowdies bumping into you, just your own private spot.”
Priced from £60 – £120 per hut, depending on the event, each person will receive a Ruby Sunset cocktail or a pint of San Miguel, plus a shot of limoncello.
The Sunset Lounge bar also boasts a wide range of summer drinks, including an assortment of fresh fruity cocktails, draught beers and vitamin-infused health drinks.
Live entertainment is also a Sunset Lounge staple – with parties featuring bands, saxophones and singers. DJs will be spinning Balearic beats right across the weekends.
You can find more information about the Sunset Lounge and bookable beach huts via the Great Northern Beach Club website here.
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A Horrible Histories Christmas-themed stage show is happening in Manchester this month
You can discover the story of how Christmas came to be what it is today in a new Horrible Histories stage show in Manchester later this month.
With the festive season officially upon us, temperatures dropping by the day, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, parents and guardians who are keen to keep the kids entertained but still educated while schools are out can grab tickets to a special Christmas-themed Horrible Histories stage show.
Heading out on a UK tour and stopping off at The Bridgewater Hall here in Manchester in a couple of weeks time, the impressive stage show is described as a festive celebration in the most “wonderful, funny, and moving way you’ll ever see”.
For many of us, when we think of Christmas, the magic of family, joy, goodwill, presents, and more usually come to mind, but how about Oliver Cromwell? Or even Henry VIII?
When Christmas comes under threat from a jolly man dressed in red, it’s up to one young courageous boy to save the day – but can he rescue Christmas? From Victorian villains, to medieval monks, Puritan parties to Tudor treats, you can join the Horrible Histories presents cast on a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas.
You’ll be in the company of Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell, King Henry VIII ,and St Nicholas as they all join forces to save the festive season.
Horrible Histories Christmas is coming to The Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 20 December at 11:30am.
You can go on a festive tour of the Coronation Street set this Christmas
One of TV’s most famous streets has had itself a festive makeover, and fans can hear the stories of Christmas past on a behind-the-scenes tours.
In case you missed it, the ever-popular Coronation Street: The Tourreturned back in March after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s been giving fans of the iconic Manchester-based soap – which has recently celebrated 60 years on air – the chance to discover the hidden world that lies behind the camera at the external sets at MediaCityUK in Salford once again.
The 90-minute tours let you follow in the footsteps of all your favourite characters, and give you the chance to walk around the famous sets of the Rovers Return, Roys Rolls, Underworld, The Kabin, and so much more.
Tour guides are also known for sharing secrets of the show as they take you round the set too.
But now, with the festive season officially upon us, and Christmas soon to be here before we know it, Coronation Street has been turned into “the ultimate festive experience” for the all new behind-the-scenes tour – Christmas on the Cobbles.
This is your chance to experience the nation’s most famous street like never before.
Organisers are encouraging fans of the iconic soap to wrap up warm as they head out on an expert tour Coronation Street “dressed in its finest festive grandeur” to hear stories of Christmas past and spread yuletide cheer.
There’ll be carol singers dotted around the street’s famous sites, and festive treats like mince pies and gingerbread lattes to feast on.
The whole street will be festooned with lights and Christmas decorations
Christmas on the Cobbles Tours are running on selected dates this month up until 31 December, with tickets setting you back £28 for adults, £25.50 for under 16s, and £80 for families.