What's going on down at Hatch this June

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.

By Manchester's Finest | June 12th '18

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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 Bruntwood customer BIMM take over the courtyard for the first of their new monthly acoustic sessions, with some of Manchester's best up and coming musicians including Kumiko and The Bright Black. 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cYNI8s_vo4 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. Buy Tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj41bKjCgGI 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 www.hatchmcr.com/