Come As You Are socially-distanced weekender

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Come As You Are socially-distanced weekender
Come As You Are

Come As You Are socially-distanced weekender at The Refuge, City Centre, 28–30 August 2020, free entry

This August Bank Holiday weekend, The Refuge is running a refined version of the annual Come As You Are weekender – working within the government guidelines to allow guests to celebrate safely. This feast of love, music and food runs from Friday 28th August until Sunday, 30th August, at a smaller scale than usual to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The team have put the love and effort the event is renowned for, to keep the spirit of togetherness in place whilst complying with COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines within the venue.

The Refuge is running a refined version of the annual Come As You Are weekender

The Refuge’s Come As You Are Cocktail as seen on The Good Mixer Guardian last year is making a return for the occasion. This is a twist on a Summer English spritz with Earl Grey-infused gin, garnished with fresh strawberry, orange twist and mint leaves. In addition to this, a Tenner Well Spent is a menu available in the courtyard and in the Public Bar on Sunday, which features a pork sandwich, on a crusty baked roll, with a side of roast potatoes and gravy. Also, the locally-famous Sunday Roast is available in the dining room.

The soundtrack will be provided by some of the finest DJs in Manchester, starting on Friday with Homoelectric, Luke Unabomber, Gina Breeze and Will Tramp on duty. Saturday will see Supernature Disco, High Hoops, Kiss Me Again as well as DJs Mix-Stress and Muddy Feet. Then finishing on Sunday with DJ Paulette, Abigail Ward, Massey, Ladybeige (The Social Service), and Kim Lana.

Head down early to avoid disappointment

And there’ll be the usual unique and original occurrences from the Come As You Are team, all designed to celebrate the city while staying safe. Come As You Are is not ticketed and no bookings are available for the outdoor terrace as it will run on a first-come-first-serve basis. Head down early to avoid disappointment, and please note that face covering is mandatory when entering in the venue until seated.

Come As You Are socially-distanced weekender at The Refuge, City Centre

28–30 August 2020
Free entry

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