Out and About

Covering the latest events and happenings in Manchester City Centre, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to fill you in on what’s new in the North West.

Bluedot 2019 Lineup Announced

New Order and Hot Chip are joining Kraftwerk as headliners at this year’s bluedot (18-21 July 2019), the fourth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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Escape Hunt opens in Manchester

The latest escape room to open in Manchester Escape Hunt is situated right near the cathedral and Urbis building, giving new activity to try for puzzle enthusiasts. We headed down to see if it differed from Manchester’s other escape offerings.

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Spice Girls Exhibition Extends Manchester Tour

Zig-a-zig ah! After drawing in Spice Girls fans from across the UK this summer, #SpiceUpManchester An Exhibition About The Spice Girls has extended its run in the city, and settled in at the Great Northern until the end of September.

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Acts we can’t wait to see at Parklife 2018

It’s officially our favourite time of year at STYLEetc, that is Festival season of course. As we prep ourselves for dancing in muddy fields, losing track of the hours and seeing our favourite artists, there’s only one Manchester based festival we have our eye on: Parklife.

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The Crystal Maze Manchester celebrates 1 Year

It seems like last week our team was trialling the new Manchester Crystal Maze location in the event of it’s opening and already the live experience has turned 1 year old, giving the perfect excuse to return and see what had changed since our first foray into the dome and zones.

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Drayton Manor Park’s Capybara Family pose for Mother’s Day

It’s a family affair over at Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Zoo as the Caybara family get ready for their first Mother’s Day together.

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JD Sports gives away tickets to Joshua v Parker

Global sports fashion retailers JD Sports are giving away two tickets to the upcoming Anthony Joshua fight against Joseph Parker and with it drumming up some interesting debates of ‘Who’d win in a fight?’

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Disney on Ice comes to Manchester this October

Disney on Ice is returning to Manchester this month. Join Mickey, Minnie and friends as they perform at Manchester arena.

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Festival No 6 Roundup 2017

STYLEetc was excited to return to the beautiful village of Portmeirion and see the sights as well as enjoy the music. We thought it worth putting together a breakdown of what Festival No 6 offers to show just how special this understated event is.

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The Northern Blog Awards Manchester 2017

An evening of drinking, dancing and celebrating, the Northern Blog Awards provided awareness of our regions brightest talents within the blogging community.

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Leica store opens with a Koo: Starks daring photography series

Leica store in Manchester reopens with a cultured soiree to show the latest exhibition in its gallery, of Koo Stark photography.

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The 7 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Manchester

If you are after a new brunch haunt, STYLEetc has rounded up the top 7 best restaurants in Manchester for brunch and breakfast. Whether you are after traditional cafe establishments or innovative trailblazers, here are the top brunch spots within Manchester city centre.

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The Labyrinth Challenge comes to Haydock Racecourse

The world’s longest continuous inflatable obstacle course comes to Haydock Racecourse this weekend, drawing hundreds through Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.

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Food Porn Awards at Castefield Gallery

On June 14th the Castlefield Gallery in Manchester held the annual Food Porn Awards; opening its doors to food enthusiasts, bloggers and judges who salivated over the array of images displaying the finalist’s finest dishes.

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Bluedot Festival Review 2017

Bluedot Festival returned to its Jodrell Bank location this summer for another weekend of music and science aimed to entertain and inform.

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5 small festivals to go to in the UK

STYLE etc rounds up the best small festivals to visit in the UK for weekends away for fun, music and entertainment.

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Shawn Mendes to play first Manchester Arena show in New Tour

Another great artist adds their name to the bill of greats who have donned the Manchester Arena as Shawn Mendes announces Illuminate World Tour, stopping off in our favourite Northern City.

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Manchester Fashion Industry to celebrate 3rd Birthday with Rethink Pink Party

Having already told you all about the previous Manchester Fashion Industry event it’s only natural we inform you of the latest gathering and this time the theme is Rethink Pink.

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What’s on in Manchester | Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Rooster in Manchester City Centre this weekend. Read on to discover the full guide on Manchester’s Chinese New Year parades, art exhibitions, shopping events, live music, Chinese street food and fireworks displays.

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Manchester Three Rivers Gin wins Gold at Distillery Masters Awards

A homegrown success, Manchester’s Three Rivers Gin has been awarded Gold at The Distillery Masters 2017 for Consumer Experience within our first 5 months of trading.

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