Now that the politicos are headed home from Manchester after the Conservative Party Conference, the city is likely to be visited by a different crowd altogether as the Manchester Food and Drink Festival kicks off on Friday 7th October 2011. Last year’s festival saw two events run in conjunction with Metrolink – dining experiences along the Altrincham and Bury lines, with several courses being served up at various eating establishments along the way. This year the events move onto the two newly opened lines: MediaCityUK and Chorlton. Sadly at Chez Manchester Transport we’re already counting the hours down ’til next payday (new spectacles being expensive) but for those with some spare pocket money, this year’s line-up looks like this:
- Saturday 8th October: Come Dine With Metrolink: Media City Line
- Sunday 8th October: Come Dine with Metrolink: Chorlton Line, Sunday Roast
- Saturday 15th October: Come Drink with Metrolink/
Check out the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website for more details.
[Image credit: "Trams and the View From Them - Sunday 28th October 2007" by John Thurm on Flickr]