Sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine. Manchester is basking in it lately and the good news is that it's set to continue for a couple of weeks. So much sunshine has seen Manchester dwellers escape their offices on the dot at 5pm and head to a refreshing outdoor space where they can enjoy a cold and refreshing beverage of choice. Warm evenings enjoyed in an outdoors space, I feel contribute to a more fulfilling day. Often, there is nothing worse than feeling that your entire day was taken up just working, eating and sleeping, so when you have the opportunity to enjoy those lovely warm hours from 5pm to 10pm during the summer, you have to grab it with both hands!
With the forecast promising, I was excited to hear that Manchester will have the opportunity to experience the Disaronno Terrace, a one off series of summer parties taking place at The Oast House in Spinning Fields on four separate evenings over a four week period. Having previously enjoyed a successful four week run in London, the Disaronno Terrace will play host to live performances from some of the newest and brightest acts.
Launching the Manchester leg of the Disaronno Terrace on July 30th are Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Little Comets. Those attending are in for a treat. Their award winning combination of expert percussion and melody, alongside edgy laptop pop duo Thumpers are sure to make for an excellent evening and with a Disaronno sour cocktail in your hand, it sounds like a perfect Wednesday evening and mid-week treat to me.
While you're enjoying the tunes, the talents of local artists will be creating unique artworks throughout the evening live on La Tela Nera (The Blank Canvas) including Mogwai cover artist John Powell-Jones, illustrators Lewis Loughman, Paul Hallows and Dr.Me duo Ryan Edwards and Mark Edwards. Interestingly each piece created will be an original interpretation of the romantic history of Disaronno which incredibly, dates back to 1525. This of course appeals to the artist in me!
There will be complimentary master classes and tasting sessions run by mixologists, teaching lucky guests about the secrets behind the perfect Disaronno Sour. Expect sweet tastes complimented with punchy lemon to enjoy on a summery Wednesday evening. There will also be the opportunity to create your own twist on this classic from an assortment of fresh ingredients and garnishes available on the evening.
Outlined below is the line up for each of the four evenings and complimentary tickets, which include a tempting Disaronno Sour Cocktail can be found at Disaronno.beoriginale.com.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday 30th July
Music: Little Comets and Thumpers
Art: Lewis Loughman
Wednesday 6th August
Music: Saint Raymond and The Crookes
Art: John Powell - Jones
Wednesday 13th August
Music: Teleman and Cribs DJs
Art: Paul Hallows
Wednesday 20th August
Music: Summer Camp and Pins
Art: DRE ME