Lowry - Victorian Christmas Market / Art Gallery Visit

I think it's time for a festive meetup!


Meeting at 11.30am at the Visitors Information desk, we can stroll around the Victorian Market

Internet Speak:


"This spectacular and magical event returns to create a traditional Christmas experience for all ages.
Free to enter, the market will feature more than 100 stalls selling the finest festive food, mulled wine and warm cider plus unique crafts and gifts.
Furthermore the Victorian Carousel is back (just a £1 a ride) as well as live music from the finest regional choirs, brass bands and performers.
For a truly Dickensian touch, a cast of jolly Victorian characters will bring the market to life and transport you back in time"

After we have enjoyed the market experience we can have a coffee or a bite to eat.

Then head over to the Lowry Art Gallery and take this opportunity while we are at the Quays to enjoy the latest art exhibitions. The ones showing at present are:
Lowry Favourites.
Defining me: Musical Adventure in Manchester.

 

For those who may not have been to the Lowry Outlet before it is accessible by tram the destination the "Media City" stop. If you are driving the postcode I have put on the address is the one the centre advise for use with your Satnav

Please don't worry if this is your first meetup.
I will send those attending an update email describing what I am wearing and a mobile contact number.

I hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Evleen

    Thank you John and Mike for the pictures they are great and really captured the spirit of the day.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • John B.

    A very pleasant afternoon, thanks Evleen!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Mike

    Was a nice day and nice to see some of you again and some for first, and hopefully not lat, time :)

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Evleen

    I really enjoyed the day at the Victorian market with some very pleasant company.

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice day out ..thanks

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Mike

    Have you guys gone inside for food yet

    December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're here where r u all now?

    December 7, 2013

    • Mike

      Near the carousel

      December 7, 2013

    • John B.

      We are at the carousel ride. Evleen

      December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im still awaiting on tram!! Going to be late sorry

    December 7, 2013

  • Aylin S.

    I think I will be late, I will try to find you guys

    December 7, 2013

  • Dan R.

    Can't make it sorry :-( hope everyone has fun!

    December 7, 2013

    • Evleen

      Thanks for letting me know. Hope to see you at an event soon.

      December 7, 2013

    • Dan R.

      Sorry it's so late, of course - will try for next one!

      December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not able to make it now woke up feeling rough, think i have caught it off my grandchildren as they have been ill this week, so sorry. Hope to see you soon though x

    December 7, 2013

    • Evleen

      Get well soon Valerie. Hope to meet you on an event soon.

      December 7, 2013

  • Mandy

    I am sorry i can no loger make this event due to family illness. Hope you all have a lovely day. :)

    December 6, 2013

    • Evleen

      Sorry to hear that Mandy, wishing a speedy recovery to family member and that we get to meet up soon.

      December 7, 2013

  • Mike

    Car park validation at the Lowry.

    Hi guys if you were thinking of parking in the lowry's car park please be aware there has been a change to their parking policy.

    It used to be the case that you only had to spend 60 pence to get the reduced rate parking. This has changed and one now has to spend £5 (unless it's increased again) to get the lower rate parking. Additionally I THINK i MAY have read that spend in cafe's / restaurants doesn't count - but I'm not 100% on that last bit.

    An additional note please be aware Manchester United have a home game tomorrow kicking off at 12:45. So Imagine traffic will be heavy from approx 1100 through to 1530. Also parking all around that area is likely to be heavy.

    I am likely going to park in Imperial War Museum North's car park, unless I find anything cheaper nearby tonight

    Mike

    December 6, 2013

    • Mike

      A wonderful evening out at the Lowry was ruined by the chaotic car park in the adjacent mall. Forstly their charging sytem is stupidly complicated - designed to confuse. There are various options like pre-pay for theatre goers - or spend £3.50 in a restaurant and get free parking for 5 hours - or get less free parking for shopping in the shops or ... it goes on. We spent the requisite amount but the pay machine wouldn't accept our endorsed ticket, and no help button, and no-one around to advise - so we cut our losses and paid up. Then - no receipt so we could complain. And the queue to get out was awful - didn't move for 20 minutes, Great theatre but totally spoilt by a very badly run car park.

      Visited November 2012

      December 6, 2013

    • Aylin S.

      I worked in the lowry last year christmas time and also I have visited restaurants and bars they have done it. give your parking ticket they will validate it for you, do not worry

      3 · December 6, 2013

  • Mohamed A.

    I wait impatiently for your meeting

    December 5, 2013

    • Evleen

      Yes I'm looking forward to Saturday, should be fun.

      December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, please could i have a contact number for Saturday as in new and won't recognise anyone, don't want to be asking strangers if they are part of the group i might get locked up lol x

    December 5, 2013

    • Evleen

      Hi Valerie I send an email out to attendees with what I am wearing and a contact number so no need to worry! Expect it tomorrow evening Evleenx

      December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Evleen, really looking forward to meeting you all.

      1 · December 5, 2013

  • michelle s.

    sos - have to change plans now - as having problems with internet and thats when they are coming to fix it.

    December 3, 2013

    • Evleen

      Hi Michelle Hope you get it sorted. Will see you on the 13th for xmas drinks.

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to see you all.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Mohamed A.

    Ok, i will be attending

    November 25, 2013

    • Evleen

      Hi Mohamed Look forward to meeting you at the event.

      November 25, 2013

    • Mohamed A.

      Thank you. Evleen

      November 26, 2013

  • Miss Susan S.

    Hi everyone looking forward to this event and making new friends

    1 · November 25, 2013

    • Evleen

      Hi Susan, Welcome, look forward to meeting you at the event.

      November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, i will be attending. Look forward to meeting you all.

    1 · November 25, 2013

    • Evleen

      Hi Valerie. Welcome to the Manchester Social Group look forward to meeting you.

      1 · November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I will be there . In Manchester that weekend so I will go there . Anyone tell me how to get there from Picadilly?

    November 3, 2013

    • Evleen

      Had a look at the internet the tram line Piccadilly to Eccles would appear to be the best route, getting off at the Media City stop.

      November 3, 2013

  • Mandy

    I am really looking forward to this. Sounds like its going to be a good day. :)

    October 25, 2013

    • Evleen

      I'm looking forward to the day as well it will put us in festive mood. Look forward to seeing you there Mandy.

      October 26, 2013

  • Mike

    sounds like it could be a nice day

    October 23, 2013

    • Evleen

      It will be a good day love the idea of the Dickensian theme. Thought I would add in the Art Gallery as have never been even though I have been to the Quays numerous times. Look forward to seeing you there Mike.

      1 · October 23, 2013

    • Mike

      yep liking the sounds of the art gallery too as I also have not been :)

      October 23, 2013

  • michelle s.

    I went to this last year its a great market. See you there.

    1 · October 22, 2013

    • Evleen

      Looking forward to seeing you there Michelle.

      October 23, 2013

  • Jacqui W.

    Will have to give this a miss as I`m working!

    October 23, 2013

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