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Our Friends Electrik Weekend at Refuge feat. The Whitworth & Our Kids Social

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on 26th May 2019 at 10:00am


Join Refuge this May Bank Holiday Weekend for a line up of fun events from Friday 24th – Monday 27th May.

‘Our Friends Electrik’ weekend will be filled with arts, music, make up, clothes swapping & alterations, performance, local craft breweries, food & much more!

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Friday 24th May

Public Bar DJ sets from: TJ Lawton 5pm – 8pm // Neil Diablo 8pm – 1am


Saturday 25th May

The Whitworth Family Takeover, 11am – 4pm
The Den & Courtyard

Come & experience a re-imagining of the wonderful Whitworth Gallery within The Refuge!

Families are invited to take part in a line-up of activities for all ages where you can construct your own mini Gallery and create its artworks; experiment with colour and create large pastel masterpieces.

Bring along your littlest family members for art baby; make your own 3D paper flowers in the courtyard.
All events are free and drop in!

Public Bar DJ sets from: Sanjiv Ahluwalia 2pm – 8pm // Jim Spratling 8pm – 1am


Sunday 26th May

Our Kids Social, 10am – 12pm
The Courtyard

Our Kid’s Social will again be returning to Refuge with an eclectic array of fun and games for children throughout the weekend.

Activities including lino printing, circus skills, mobile story telling & more!

Urban Decay Cosmetics Masterclasses, 11am – 4pm
The Den

3 classes through the day to help teach & advance make up skills! More details & tickets here

Stitched Up Clothes Swap & Alterations Workshop, 12pm – 4pm

Bring all your unworn or unwanted clothes and swap them for new-to-you garms to refresh your wardrobe the eco-friendly way. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes are welcome – it’s a family friendly event.

You can also bring along a damaged or unloved item of clothing to the wardrobe surgery where will help you wield needle and thread and breather new life into it!

Dr Sid‘s Summer Shindig from 4pm
The Courtyard & Public Bar

Sid & guest record pickers Lord Chester & Dominic Sotgiu aka Dom Blood & Fire playing a selection of all things smooth & easy whilst you enjoy a drink alfresco style in the courtyard during the afternoon before taking things indoors to close the night off in the Public Bar.

Monday 27th May

lululemon Manchester Winter Garden Yoga from 11.30am

Wind down from the weekend and take advantage of that extra day off work with a very special yoga session in our beautiful Winter Garden by lululemon.

Free registration…limited places…first come, first mat.
Register here

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