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Socials

Members arrange a wide variety of social events for the MAD Walkers. If you'd like to host an event, please visit the submission page.

Regular pub socials are held on the 1st Wednesday at Knott Bar, Deansgate.

Apart from the regular pub socials, and certain other events, priority on attending most social events is given to members of MAD Walkers - for full details see our Inclusion Policy


Historical Socials

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Friday 18th January 2019: GRUB Winter Beer Festival

Organiser:

Alex Laver

Description:

GRUB invites you to WINTER BEER FEST 2019!

Come join us for a weekend of winter beers, top tastings and belly warming street food!

Facebook Event

Booking:

Tickets cost £6. Pre-booking is advised.

Alex has bought 5 tickets so contact socials@madwalkers.org.uk if you want one.

Otherwise go to the link to buy a ticket yourself - Ticket Site

Venue/Time:

Friday 19th January from 18.00.


Friday 25th January 2019: Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2019

Organiser:

Stephen Jones

Description:

The annual visit to the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival at Manchester Central

Booking:

£10 entry fee of which £3 is refunded if you return your glass as you leave.

CAMRA members pay the same but receive £4 of vouchers to spend inside.

£1 off for Armed Forces, Emergency Services, NHS Staff and Full time students with valid identification.

Venue/Time:

1845 on the steps of Manchester Central or find us inside later on.  Updates on our location will be added to the Facebook page on the night.


Saturday 26th January 2019: Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club

Organiser:

Oli Fearn

Description:

TV star and current BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Craig Charles takes up his monthly residency and spins the vinyl at iconic Manchester venue Band On The Wall . Also playing live are funk band “Mansion of Snakes”

 

Note this is a standing event.

 

Bit of background on the venue.

Band on the Wall has been a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape for the greater part of a century. Their mission is to promote equality and diversity through music and to bring leading artists from around the world to the stage – both at their award-winning Manchester venue and nationally, through touring programmes and trailblazing creative music projects.

The unusual name harks back to the building’s days as The George and Dragon pub in the early 20th Century. Regulars would affectionately refer to the ‘Band on the Wall’ as the place where house musicians quite literally played on a stage halfway up the back wall to make room in the busy pub.

Booking:

Please arrange tickets independently via link below, and email socials@madwalkers.org.uk once you have booked on so as I can keep track of numbers.

 

https://bandonthewall.org/events/craig-charles-funk-soul-club-ft-mansion-of-snakes/

 

Earlybid Tickets are 17.50

Advance 19.50

Full price 23

Door price 25

 

Venue/Time:

Meet on licenced premises (Time and Venue TBC closer to the date )  in the Northern Quarter prior to going to Band On The Wall, Swan Street. Doors at the venue open at 9pm.

 

 


Wednesday 6th February 2019: Monthly Drinks @ The Knott

Organiser:

John Bailey

Description:


Join us for drinks @ The Knott Bar

New members welcome!  

6.30 pm start. You'll find us at the back of the pub near the pizza oven. 

 

 

 

Booking:


No booking needed, just turn up. 

Venue/Time:

Knott Bar - near Deansgate Station 6.30pm


Wednesday 13th February 2019: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Organiser:

James Straughan

Description:

A photography exhibition showcasing some of the finest bands to have emerged from Manchester. Punk, Factory Records, Madchester, Britpop and beyond, it's all there.

Drinks afterwards in The Sir Ralph Abercrombie. 

Booking:

Free, just turn up

Venue/Time:

Manchester Central Library. Meet on steps outside at 18.30


Wednesday 20th February 2019: Curry Night - The Little Yeti, Chorlton

Organiser:

Oli Fearn

Description:

The Little Yeti is a Nepalese street foodrestaurant, that opened late 2018. 

http://www.littleyetimcr.com/

Specialising in momos (dumplings), wraps, and grills, this food is also great for sharing if you fancy trying a bit of everything.  

All mains are less than £10

660ml bottle of lager is a 4.50 

Despite this being branded as "street food" I can assure prospective diners that all meals are cooked and served indoors. 

 

Booking:

Table booked for 7.30 pm for 12 people 

 

Please email socials@madwalkers.org.uk or message Oli Fearn to reserve a place. 

 

No deposit needed. 

Venue/Time:

20 Feb 2019. 7.30 pm, the Little Yeti, 495 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton

Drinks round Chorlton after for those who fancy it. 

http://www.littleyetimcr.com/


Wednesday 6th March 2019: Monthly Drinks @ Knott

Organiser:

Jonny Kinnear

Description:

Join us for our monthly drinks at Knott Bar.

 

New Members welcome. Great opportunity to meet the group ahead of joining us for a walk :-)

Booking:

No Booking Needed, Just turn up. You will find us at the back of the pub near the pizza oven.

Venue/Time:

Knott Bar, Deansgate. 18.30 06/03/2019


Saturday 9th March 2019: Daft Punk Party

Organiser:

Jonny Kinnear

Description:

Black Dog Ballroom by Oxford Road Station.

Meet somewhere for drinks beforehand at 7:30pm  - Location TBC

 

***************DAFT PUNK PARTY***************

A tribute to the music of Daft Punk including all original studio albums and singles and the music that inspired and is inspired by the most prolific Electro duo of all time.

Music from Daft Punk's label, Roule, to Kavinsky, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Citizens!, Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers, Busy P, Modjo, Prodigy, Moby, Whitest Boy Alive, The Crystal Method, Eric Prydz, Hot Chip, Aphex Twin and so much more all intemixed with A MASSIVE DOSE OF DAFT PUNK JAM.

Booking:

Johnny has purchased a few tickets so email him to reserve one jonny.kinnear@gmail.com

if he has sold these then please purchase one yourself here

https://www.fatsoma.com/the-legends-events/qfs4y8vi/daft-punk-party-manchester

The cost is £7 per ticket (£6+£1 booking fee).

Venue/Time:

Saturday 9th March 2019

10pm - 3am

18+ Only ID Required


Black Dog Ballroom NWS

11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester M1 5NP


Saturday 30th March 2019: Day out in Cheshire Part 2: A Ceilidh

Organiser:

Jon Flitney

Description:

The Poynton Ceilidh is run by Albireo and Mouse’s Nest (https://poyntonceilidh.co.uk/) and is held at the Poynton Civic Hall. No experience necessary as a caller will guide you through the dances.

For part 1 see walks page, if attending both parts at least a change of shoes is recommended. We'll need to leave slightly early to catch the last train (2327).

Booking:

Tickets are £9 and can be reserved or purchased in advance at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/poynton-ceilidhs-7534538141 or are available on the door.

Venue/Time:

Dancing from 8pm to 11pm, meet at Poynton Civic Hall, Off Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RB at 7.45pm.

Train from Piccadilly at 1844.


Thursday 9th May 2019: Curry night at Forts of India, Whitefield

Organiser:

Tom Whitehead

Description:

The seemingly monthly curry social makes a long overdue visit to North Manchester. It is located within two minutes walk of Whitefield metro station, which (by metro) is approximately 17 minutes and 54 seconds from Victoria station.

Afterwards, there is a large(ish) selection of drinking establishments to visit if we wish.

Booking:

Please email socials@madwalkers.org.uk if you wish to reserve a place. First come first served with no deposit required. A table for 10 has been booked - if we go above this number, I will look to extend our booking.

Venue/Time:

19:00 @ Forts of India, 7-11 Radcliffe New Rd, Whitefield M45 7QX.

http://www.fortsofindia.co.uk/


Friday 17th May 2019: Drinks in Altrincham

Organiser:

Jon Flitney

Description:

A few drinks following my Altrincham evening walk.

Booking:

No booking required, just turn up.

Venue/Time:

Altrincham Markets (Greenwood Street, WA14 1SA), walk aiming to finish by 9pm, but feel free to arrive earlier if not able to join the walk.


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