As well as providing the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch, a working coffee, an after-work beer or some indie shopping – Hatch’s specially curated summer events programme is now in full swing.
With a range of events and happenings underway and resident DJs playing in the courtyard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, there’s something for everyone. Read on to find out about some events this June you won’t want to miss.
BIMM Acoustic Sessions
Wednesday 13th June
Mike Garry and the Cassia String Quartet
Thursday 14th June
One of the North’s most powerful poetic voices, Mike Garry has worked with artists from John Cooper Clarke to Iggy Pop, but it was his collaboration with the Cassia String Quartet which earned him a number one single in the UK charts with their ‘Ode To Saint Anthony’. Mike’s iconic poem – a tribute to Anthony Wilson – has become a beloved eulogy to one of Manchester’s most important musical figures, and as part of a collaboration with the Cassia String Quartet, composer Joe Duddell and a host of famous faces, topped the UK singles chart raising money for The Christie Hospital.
Now Mike has teamed up with the quartet again for a reprisal of their magical partnership, as Mike’s powerful words are put to music on an album of newly composed tracks – all written, composed and recorded by Mike and the Cassia String Quartet musicians. The Cassia String Quartet are a young, passionate, talented, classically trained, award-winning group of musicians from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music.
This concert will be Mike Garry’s only performance of the year with the Quartet in Manchester, ahead of the release of their anticipated new album later this year. The concert will be taking place in our newly expanded outdoor courtyard area.
Me Gusta day fiesta!
Friday 15th June
Sun, music, dancing, food, drinks, unity and watermelon. Expect a variety of cultural selections by DJs who will explore Afrobeat, Latin, Cumbria, Baile Funk, Kuduro, Kwaito, Soca, Dancehall and more.
Holy Crab supper club at Öl
Tuesday 19th June
Delicious seafood snacks and perfectly paired beers. Expect oysters, tiger prawns and (of course) crab. It’s going to be just lovely.
Open mic night with Izzie Walsh
Wednesday 20th June
The first of what will be a monthly event, head down to see the fantastically talented singer-songwriter Izzie Walsh introduce 10 fab new acts.
The Universe and Me – Toria Garbutt Poetry Book Launch
Thursday 28th June
Toria Garbutt’s unique blend of pure punk heritage and unapologetic spoken word confessions make her one of the most vital and visceral voices in the country. Special guest to the nation’s poet punk laureate John Cooper Clarke, and fast becoming a Festival favourite, this is Toria’s first published collection of poems. She will be officially launching her collection to a private audience at Öl.
Tap takeover at Öl nano brewery & bar
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th June
Calling all beer fans, following on from their Copenhagen takeover plans are now afoot for another tap takeover at Öl.
Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED