Bang & Olufsen of Wilmslow have a new exciting partnership that they are launching with renowned fitness equipment brand Water Rower, and their charity partner Vision Beyond Autism.
On Friday 9th & Saturday 10th October, they are offering customers the chance to win a pair of Bang & Olufsen’s latest sports earphones, the Beoplay E8 Sport, by inviting them to participate in a competition in-store.
The competition will challenge customers to row 250m on Water Rower’s luxury rowing machine in the fastest time, with the winner set to receive a pair of new Beoplay E8 Sport earphones.
For every 1km rowed, Bang & Olufsen of Wilmslow will donate £5 to Vision Beyond Autism charity which specialises in support to children and young adults with autism in the Wilmslow area.
Beoplay E8 Sport, the product up for grabs as part of this competition, combines Bang & Olufsen’s renowned and world-class audio with superior craftsmanship and design to create a pair of sports earphones suitable for both professional athletes and casual runners alike. E8 Sport can switch between tracks, take calls and activate Transparency Mode all with a simple tap or swipe of the finger. With 7 hours of playtime from the earphones and an additional 3 charges in the case, E8 Sport provide up to 30 hours of playtime. The earphones also have an IP57 certification which fully protects them from dust, sweat, and water intrusion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
Alongside the in-store competition, Water Rower is now rewarding its customers with the Beoplay E8 Sport as a complimentary gift with purchase when purchasing any Water Rower product.
DEVOUR URMSTON WITH THREE CULINARY WALKING TOURS
Food and drink lovers are being invited to devour Urmston as part of the town’s partnership with this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
A series of special ticketed walking tours have just been announced, inviting guests to enjoy a taste of what the Urmston’s award winning pubs, restaurants and bars have to offer through a roving culinary walking tour that sees guests enjoy drinks, starters, main courses, desserts and nightcaps in different venues around the town.
The events have been planned as part of Urmston’s partnership with this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival and to highlight and showcase the town’s fantastic independent food and drink scene.
More than 12 different venues are taking part including Kelder, Leoncino, Harry’s, The Barking Dog, The Steamhouse, Astoria and The Prairie Schooner all showcasing a special food or drink item off their menu.
Co-chair of the Urmston Partnership, Claire Foster, said: “There are so many great food and drink businesses to showcase in Urmston that it made sense to stage a roving walking tour that dipped in and out of each and gave guests the opportunity to try a number of different tastes. Early interest in the tours has been good and we expect tickets to sell quickly.”
Director of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Alexa Stratton-Powell, said: “There are some many talented independents in Urmston and the tours are super way for those from outside of the town to sample the very best of its food and drink offering in one fabulous trip. Starting at £25, the tickets are great value and include a great selection of food and drink.”
Three tours will be taking place; Urmston’s Ultimate Tastes Tour on Wednesday 30 September from 4pm, Pizza and Prosecco on Thursday 1 October from 4pm and Pub Classics on Sunday 4 October from 4.30pm.
All participating venues are fully Covid-secure and comply fully with Trafford coronavirus rules and regulations. Events are strictly ticket only to ensure enough space to ensure social distancing can be observed and to move freely around inside. Guests are requested to bring a mask with them to cover their face when not eating or drinking.
Tickets are on sale now (see links below) priced from £25-35 per person and can be purchased in groups of two. Guests are reminded to only book in household groups.
The partnership with Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston and encouraging more people to the town to devour its thriving food and drink scene. For further information on all events including timings and how to book, please see the Love Urmston www.loveurmston.co.uk website and social media channels (Instagram and Facebook), and the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website www.foodanddrinkfestival.com.
URMSTON LAUNCHES MINI FOOD AND DRINK FRINGE FESTIVAL
Coinciding with the forthcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which takes place from 24 September until 5 October, Urmston’s superb selection of independent food and drink traders have launched a mini fringe festival packed with exciting events.
Designed to highlight all that is great about Urmston’s thriving food and drink scene, the town’s award winning cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and retailers have come together for the 12 day event and stage a series of special events, culinary walking tours and a one-off pop-up food and drink market.
Participating businesses have been keen to showcase why those who enjoy their food and drink should visit Urmston with dedicated events that have been included within the overall festival programme.
On Monday 28 September, Kelder, Urmston’s neighbourhood wine shop and wine bar, is holding a fabulous Wine Fair giving wine lovers the chance to taste over 30 different wines from a handful of specially selected suppliers over the course of special socially distanced and fully Covid-compliant ticketed sessions priced at £15 each.
Award winning pub, The Barking Dog, has partnered with Manchester Brewing Company to bring its modern craft ales to Urmston with a cask ale tap takeover that will run for the duration of the festival – or until the beer runs out! No tickets needed, but the pub will be observing strict Trafford coronavirus rules and social distancing guidelines on numbers inside the venue. If you fancy a bite with your pint, the pub has also extended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and is offering 50% off food on Tuesdays.
And for the duration of the festival, Harry’s Temperance Bar on Victoria Parade in Urmston is hosting a colourful Caribbean food pop-up with family-run takeaway JJ’s Caribbean Kitchen which is offering authentic Jamaican cuisine including curried mutton and curried goat, jerk chicken and patties with various fillings plus vegetarian options. Again, no tickets are needed as food is to takeaway. Ever popular, Harry’s remains open in the day for ice creams, cakes and afternoon tea (booking is required).
Excitement is also mounting for the Urmston Food and Drink Pop Up Market that will take place on the Market 41 site on Railway Road from 10am until 6pm on Saturday 26 September. With more than 20 local food and drink traders confirmed including Astoria, Craft Brewtique, Evolution Drinks, Santorini, Harry’s and The Cheese Court plus two licenced vintage mobile bars serving alcoholic drinks, coffee and Prosecco, this fabulous open air event with comprehensive social distancing measures will ensure all visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and drink safely.
And last but not least, those who can’t decide where to eat can be inspired with three culinary walking tours. Designed to provide a real taste of Urmston’s food and drink scene, guests on the roving events will move around the town enjoying an aperitif, starter, main course, dessert and even a nightcap in different participating venues. Booking is essential, and with three ticketed events to choose from on three different days – Pizza and Prosecco, Urmston’s Ultimate Tasting Tour and Pub Classics – foodies will be spoilt for choice.
Director of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Alexa Stratton-Powell, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the fabulous businesses in Urmston. There’s lots to get excited about in the neighbourhood, and the fringe festival is a great way to showcase and celebrate that. We can’t wait to get out there and sample the wonderful programme they have put together!”
Further information on all events including timings and how to book can be found on the Love Urmston www.loveurmston.co.uk website and social media channels, and the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website www.foodanddrinkfestival.com.
The partnership with Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston and encouraging more people to the town to devour its thriving food and drink scene. For further information, please visit www.loveurmston.co.uk or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Following on from the huge success of the summer pop up markets, with more than 6000 visitors over four afternoons, Urmston’s first Food and Drink pop up market will take place on Saturday 26th September.
In association with the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, this one-day-only pop up market will be hosted on the M41 site on Railway Road, from 10am until 6pm.
With approximately 15-20 local food and drink traders involved, including a selection of retail stalls and a number of licensed vintage mobile bars as well as two Italian Piaggio Apes serving coffee and Prosecco, anticipation for the foodie event is mounting, with 2000 visitors expected to attend.
There will also be up to 10 non-food stalls at the event too, including flowers crafts and home décor.
Urmston is renowned for its independent food and drink scene, offering a diverse mix of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, bars and pubs offering multi-cultural cuisine, fine wines, premium gin and real ale.
The pop up market on 26th September will showcase the very best of Urmston’s food and drink scene, and is one of only a few fringe events linked to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
Mark Rackham, from The Barking Dog says: “We had a phenomenal response to the pop up markets throughout August and the demand for more remains as strong as ever, from both traders and the general public.
“We’re delighted to be hosting our first Food and Drink pop up market in association with the Manchester Food and Drinks Festival; it’s a great platform to shout about and showcase the fantastic food and drink outlets in Urmston and the locality.”
Gemma Marshall, from Gems Delicious Treats, adds: “Having welcomed approximately 1500 visitors at each pop up market in August, we anticipate more than 2000 visitors attending this one alone, which will be incredible for the traders and a great financial boost to the local economy.”
The market, which has been organised by Love Urmston, Urmston Partnership and M41, will be fully Covid-compliant with social distancing measures in place, ensuring all visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and drink safely.
Providing the site for free, the McGoff Group was once happy to support this pop up market, with Paul Danks, Business Development Director at McGoff Group, commenting: “We were thrilled to hear how successful the summer pop up markets had been with the visitor level at each a significant number. We’re proud to support the local Urmston community and it was our pleasure to provide the site once again.”
Local traders attending the pop up market include; Astoria, The Barking Dog, Café Azul, Craft Brewtique, Evolution Drinks, Gems Delicious Treats, Harry’s, Santorini, JJ’s Caribbean, Kelder, Maki’s Curry Buns, Pudding & Pie, Roti Food & Liquor Chorlton, Sweetie Trees, The Cheese Court, The Pizza Maker, Urban Preserver, Beaglebum Jewellery, Ixia Flowers, Linda’s Creative Crafts, Scentz with Felicity, Trafford Veterans and Whimsical Wonders by Ruth.
The Food and Drink pop up market in association with Manchester Food & Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston. For further information, please visit www.loveurmston.co.uk or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
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New animal rescue set up at Carrington Riding Centre.
'Changing Lives at Carrington' is a new, not for profit, initiative at the popular Carrington Riding Centre. Organisers want to help abandoned animals such as cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters etc and then rehome them to suitable families.
Stables are currently being converted into appropriate accommodation for the animals with the intention to be up and fully running by the end of the month.
Sharon, owner of the centre said, "We know that a lot of people benefit in every way from being around animals so we will be encouraging some members of the wider to community to volunteer to help with looking after the animals".
"Our college (in association with Trafford College) is starting a Level 1 City & Guilds animal care course in Sept which will enable 16-19-year olds to acquire an important recognised qualification in this industry. We are also staring an alternative provision which will be offering daily provisions involving these animals to you people with special needs or who don't quite fit into mainstream school".
"We feel very excited about this project as we feel it will benefit so many people and of course the animals".
The centre is very much in need of equipment such as cages, runs, blankets, toys, feed etc and of course we are in need of funding.
If anyone would like to donate anything, they can contact organisers by emailing
or by telephoning 0161 969 5853.
There is also a fundraising page set up if you would like to support. Visit www.facebook.com/donate/339941770500850/
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