The Big Garden Party at Sadler’s Yard

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Edward Hawkins

The Big Garden Party at Sadler's Yard, City Centre, 10 September 2022, free entry - Visit now

Sadler’s Yard is a credit to Manchester. Part of the NOMA neighbourhood, next to Victoria Train Station, this inclusive, community-oriented public square is more than a great place to grab a drink and something to eat, it’s an example of the city at its most progressive and forward-thinking. And this weekend, it’s hosting a summer-celebrating free party where everyone’s invited.

Some of the city’s very best food maestros

Expect seasonal beers, street food, live music and creative workshops for the whole family. One must-do activity involves making a tabletop worm farm with the help of worm wizards The Urban Worm. This is held at PlantNOMA, at the heart of the event, where you can also make seed bombs and grow micro herbs with the help of Sow The City, and take a walking tour with city-expert Skyliner, among a bunch of other fascinating happenings.

The iconic New Century building will also be open, giving curious visitors the chance to see one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings in all its glory. This is where you’ll find some of the city’s very best food maestros, including Zumuku Sushi, Ply, chef Tom Lowe, Banh Vi, BaoBros23 and Adam Reid’s ‘posh butties’. Food plays a major role across the entire weekend, with appearances from culinary connoisseurs Yellowhammer, DGHNT and Desert Island Dumplings in Sadler’s Yard.

Because it’s Manchester, there’ll be an unforgettable soundtrack

And because it’s Manchester, there’ll be an unforgettable soundtrack, curated by Stutter and Twich Altrincham with music from The String Bean and DJ’s in Sadler’s Yard till 7pm on the day. Then head over to The Sadler’s Cat where things go up a gear late into the night.

You can see the full list of events and activities on the site at the link below.

NOMA and Sadler’s Yard are at the forefront of the new breed of progressive Manchester spaces, where the focus is on community and good times. If you want to experience the city at its best, head over this weekend to grab a drink, eat some first-rate food and, if you’re feeling bold, have a play with some worms.

The Big Garden Party at Sadler's Yard, City Centre

10 September 2022 11:00 am
Free entry