MEET PATRICK GRANT AT OUR MANCHESTER POP-UP SHOP
QUAYSIDE MEDIA CITY | SATURDAY 3RD & 4TH JUNE | 10AM - 6PM
Did you know that the weekend was invented by the textile workers of Lancashire?
Yes, you can thank a man called William Marsden for your end of week leisure. He successfully campaigned for the right for mill workers to enjoy the Saturday Half-Holiday (they were allowed to finish at noon) way back during the industrial revolution.
To celebrate this most wonderful of innovations, our good mate Wayne Hemmingway, along with Salford City Council, the BBC, The Lowry, Media City and lots of other fine folks are putting on a fantastic free festival in Manchester called We Invented the Weekend on the 3rd and 4th of June. And we’re going to be part it.
We Invented the Weekend will feature music, sports, arts, crafts, fun, laughter and clothing! And almost all of these things will be going on at Community Clothing’s temporary HQ.
We’ll be taking over a great space in the Media City Quayside outlet mall (just opposite The Lowry) where we’ll be running our first ever Community Clothing swap shop & second hand stall. Our great pal Will Broome will be doodling on t-shirts and posters (and possibly anything else you can find for him to draw on). And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll (almost certainly) be running a ‘Play Patrick for Prizes’ ping pong tournament.
More details over the coming weeks but for now pencil in the first weekend of June for a trip to sunny Salford.