Knittaz with Attitude: Yarnbombing at Upside Down Coffee

Vicky Smith
Courtesy of Aunty Social

Knittaz with Attitude: Yarnbombing at Upside Down Coffee, Blackpool 5 July 2021 — 1 December 2022 Tickets from £3.50 — Book now

Hosted by Knittaz with Attitude – a friendly age-diverse group that focuses on knitting, crochet, yarnbombing and contemporary needlecraft – this isn’t so much a workshop as a ‘learning social’. Join the Knittaz on the first Monday of each month at Upside Down Coffee and, for the bargain price of £3.50, you’ll get a light vegan meal and a cuppa thrown in for good measure.

Everyone is invited and you can bring your own work or join in with one of the many yarnbombing projects organised by the group. Novices are welcome too, with resident experts on hand to teach you the basics of knitting and crocheting. Naturally there is an ample supply of wool bundles, knitting needles and crochet hooks to help you get stuck in.

Occasionally there are special themed sessions, such as macramé classes or working on local art projects, and textile artists regularly visit to share their skills.

Knittaz with Attitude: Yarnbombing at Upside Down Coffee, Blackpool 5 July 2021 — 1 December 2022

Book Now


Session Features
6 September 2021
6:00pm — 8:00pm
4 October 2021
6:00pm — 8:00pm
1 November 2021
6:00pm — 8:00pm
6 December 2021
6:00pm — 8:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on: Activity

Eat The City – Scranchester Tours

Satisfy your hunger for knowledge as well as lunch with Scranchester’s food tours of the city centre. You may discover a new favourite hidden gem or learn a bit more about the cultural or historical significance of the food you eat all the time.

from £60
DJ Gym at Hatch

Learn some DJ and production skills with DJ Gym Manchester, based in the culturally infused surrounds of Hatch.

from £269
life drawing
Life Drawing Manchester

Whether you have never put pencil to paper or have been honing your artistic skills for years, Bee Creative studio runs life drawing sessions for people of all abilities.

from £10
Sí Manchester Daily Tour

Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.

free entry
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Whitworth Art Gallery Tours

Running daily from 2pm, take a closer look at some of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s collection while gaining a better understanding of the context in which the pieces were created.

free entry

Culture Guides


There's no rest for the art lover - this month brings outdoor sculpture, musings on water, political drawings and Liverpool Biennial 2023!


We look towards a summer filled with quality festivals, from cultural behemoths to grassroots gems.

Winnie the Pooh at Manchester Opera House

The sun has finally got his hat on! Enjoy our top picks of family-friendly events and activities, both indoors and outdoors.

Classical Music

Summer's classical music calendar is filling up nicely! Read our top picks of concerts happening in Manchester and the North.

Gerry Potter (credit Lee Baxter)

Books are big this summer, with festival readings, poetry slams, creative writing activities and famous faces all putting in an appearance.

Food and Drink

All signs point toward June being a scorcher of a month, so let’s take a look at all things summery food and drink.

Tours and Activities

From literary activities to brilliant independent shops, keep your minds and homes filled with the good stuff this month.

Theatre in Manchester

Check out our updated guide for lively theatre festivals, rip-roaring rooftop circus and dreamy outdoor shows.