We’re in Manchester!
A little bit of history…
The first recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium established in around 79A.. The city began to expand rapidly around the turn of the 19th century and after a boom in the textile industry during the industrial revolution, Manchester became the first industrialized city, granted city status in 1853. Manchester is home to the first railway station and is where scientists first split the atom! Today it is known for its culture and media links, and a growing music scene.
Where and when…
Hollyoaks and Dancing on Ice star Jorgie Porter will be running the 2 miles of the Benefit and Refuge Mascarathon which pass through Manchesters city centre at Picaddilly Gardens at 5.30pm on Wednesday 20th June, and we’d love you to come and cheer her on as we pass through our next city of the Mascarathon! Bring your galpals and your phones to text to donate, we need your support and your contributions will go towards making sure victims of domestic abuse get the help and support they need to move forward with their lives.
Top 5 things to see and do in Manchester…
5. Catch a gig at Night and Day Cafe
The Night and Day cafe first opened as a chip shop in the early 90’s but soon became a thriving music venue, hosting gigs with the likes of Blur, Oasis and My Chemical Romance.
4. Hula Tiki Lounge
Located down in the basement of 11 Stevenson Square, Hula will transport you to the tropics with an eclectic and relaxed haven for you to unwind and wash away your troubles, with some delish cocktails such as the Zombie which even has its own sparkler!
3. A walk along the Manchester Ship Canal
The Canal was constructed in the late 19th century, and today runs 36km through West Yorkshire and Lancashire and central Manchester where it makes a lovely afternoon stroll.
2. Take a spin on the Manchester wheel
The wheel opened as a tourist attraction in 2004, and stands in Exchange Square offering panoramic views across the city and beyond.
1. Shopping at Afflecks Palace
Previously a Debenhams, Afflecks is home to hundreds of stalls and boutique shops all under one very unique buildings roof. the shopping has a relaxed atmosphere and maze-like layout, giving excitement at every turn in a space where you can find almost anything!
Where to find your local Benefit Beauty Bar…
To get involved with raising money for Refuge at your local Benefit Beauty Bar, find us in-
Boots Market Street
Debenhams Market Street
House of Fraser Deansgate
Harvey Nichols Exchange Square
Next Stop – Birmingham!