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My Manchester: Jess Kemp

30th May 2018

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How would you summarise Manchester?

A musically rich city with so much to see and do where you are always surrounded by some of the most amazing, friendly and helpful people to walk the earth.

Do you remember the first gig you saw in the city?

I do indeed, it was Paramore at Manchester Arena in 2010, amazing stuff.

And the last?

MØ at The Ritz.

If you had someone visiting for 24 hours, where would you take them?

If money wasn’t a thing… I’d take them somewhere cool for breakfast, maybe like Pot Kettle Black, and then we could go for a walk round all the main sights (Northern Quarter, Chinatown, Piccadilly Gardens, Deansgate etc, get dinner in the Northern Quarter, Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse is a good spot! Then if possible go and watch a United game at Old Trafford… Followed by drinks up in Cloud 23 and then onto a gig at Manchester Arena… with a night ending in either Lost in Tokyo or Satans Hollow. An eclectic mix I know ha.

What would you say is (cities) hidden gem?

Definitely the little bars/restaurants in the Northern Quarter, there’s a whole days worth of exploring to do there.

The best for…

A quick pint?
Font, Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse, Courtyard, Thirsty Scholar…

A night out?
The village is always a good place to end up… but that usually comes later in the evening after a night anywhere else in the city. (Fifth, 42’s, Venue, Jimmy’s etc..)

To see new music?
Gullivers, The Castle, The Eagle, Jimmy’s, Night People

Grab a coffee?
I love Dept. of Coffee and Social Affairs right near Bank Chambers BIMM MCR.

Brunch?

Stage & Radio

Dinner?
Almost Famous

Takeaway?
Papa Johns always have good deals on and the Pizza is amazing.

Venue?
The Albert Hall is my favourite.

Taking a time out?

Sackville Gardens

Clothes Shopping?
The Arndale

Vinyl Shop?
It’s a tram ride out of town but Honey Beat in Altrincham.

See art?
Whitworth Art Gallery

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