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Screenfields is back for the Summer

Screenfields is back for the Summer

  Thanks to it’s popularity last year, Screenfields, in association with San Miguel, is making a triumphant return as the ultimate al fresco cinematic experience. Throughout May and September Screenfields will take place every Thursday night on The Lawns. Tickets are £3, and can be bought on the night, and include Spinningfields infamous yellow deckchairs, […]

24th April, 2014 | By More
Uncle Frank Running Around On VIVA Snacks With A Sneaky Gig At Our HQ

Uncle Frank Running Around On VIVA Snacks With A Sneaky Gig At Our HQ

  We at VIVA love a Fun Lovin’ Criminal or two and were delighted when drummer Frank Benbini dropped in on the VIVA Lounge with his other band, Uncle Frank, to play a few tunes from their new album. In fact we actually ‘won’ Uncle Frank as this is all part of their promotion for […]

23rd April, 2014 | By More
Belstaff launches biker chic with Beckham

Belstaff launches biker chic with Beckham

Quintessentially British and uber cool Belstaff launched its spring/summer 2014 collection at its store on King Street Manchester hosted by Gin and Jag Events. The striking models provided courtesy of Cliche Model Management posed in human mannequin format giving the fashion show a sleek and minimal vibe. A fashionable crowd were treated to a private show […]

22nd April, 2014 | By More
Moved to tears by a Mancunian love story

Moved to tears by a Mancunian love story

  An electrifying performance of Shakespeare’s tragic love story – Romeo and Juliet – by Manchester’s hidden gem of a theatre company. This stunning show from the talented North West Theatre Arts Company managed that most difficult of feats – to put a new spin on a well-known and well-worn Shakespeare play. Using a contemporary setting […]

22nd April, 2014 | By More
Whiskey Galore at the Rosylee

Whiskey Galore at the Rosylee

  Buffalo Trace, an award-winning distillery, is hosting a three-course dinner with matching cocktails for £25 per person this Wednesday. They promise an epic tasting journey with some of the world’s best whiskeys from the Buffalo Trace distillery combined with a delicious three-course meal at the Rosylee Tearooms in the Northern Quarter. In the past […]

22nd April, 2014 | By More
Best of London: Blistering Barnacles at Leon de Bruxelles

Best of London: Blistering Barnacles at Leon de Bruxelles

- By Tom Gatehouse ‘Mussels, Chocolate, and Tintin’, I retort, with my friend tilting his head to the side in pensive acknowledgement. Although I’m right on Soho’s glittering doorstep, I am of course revealing the three things that spring to mind when the country of Belgium is mentioned. I could very well have said ‘the […]

22nd April, 2014 | By More
Bez At 50: Anti-Fracker, Bee-Keeper And Standing For Parliament, VIVA Has A Word

Bez At 50: Anti-Fracker, Bee-Keeper And Standing For Parliament, VIVA Has A Word

  It’s hard to believe that Bez has hit his half-century today as he remains forever the maraca-wielding dancer who became an icon to the millions of Happy Mondays’ fans. VIVA caught-up with the Salford lad while he was in Hereford where he was sorting out beehives as part of a school project he’s involved […]

18th April, 2014 | By More
Uncle Frank Hits Manchester This Easter

Uncle Frank Hits Manchester This Easter

  WHEN: Monday 21st April 11-2am WHERE: Liars Club, Manchester WHAT: Uncle Frank DJ Set HOW MUCH: Free Fun Lovin’ Criminals drummer Frank Benbini is currently on his ‘Step InTo My Room Tour’ with his other band Uncle Frank and will be hitting Manchester this Easter. They will be playing live in the VIVA living-room […]

18th April, 2014 | By More
VIVA Easter Weekend Round Up

VIVA Easter Weekend Round Up

  If you are looking for something a little bit different to do over Easter weekend then don’t worry Manchester has got plenty on offer for once you’ve finished off all your chocolate. If you’re interested in the Manchester music scene then Spinfest at The Oast House, Spinningfields on Sunday 20th April is the perfect […]

17th April, 2014 | By More
Super Weird Substance Presents: A Vinyl Happening For Record Store Day 2014

Super Weird Substance Presents: A Vinyl Happening For Record Store Day 2014

  WHEN: Saturday 19th April: 2pm – 8pm WHERE: Dry Bar, Manchester WHAT: Vinyl Celebration for Record Store Day 2014 HOW MUCH: Free Established in 2007, International Record Store Day is a celebration of independently owned record stores; an event which is recognised around the world. The celebration takes place every third Saturday of April, […]

16th April, 2014 | By More