Expect Filipino adobo, fried chicken and reggae yoga
Hatch, the new(ish) pop-up retail, food and drink complex housed within a jumble of shipping containers on Oxford Road, beneath the Mancunian Way, has just announced a brand new line-up of street food traders, retailers, events and experiences over the next few months. And here they are...
Food and Drink
Fabulous Filipino with Mama Z
Mama Z is a girl on a mission to share her love of Filipino cuisine. Her authentic, home cooked menu includes meat and vegan options such as aubergine sisig, chicken adobo and jackfruit adobo pops. If you BYOC (bring your own container) you'll be treated to an environmentally friendly discount.
Arancini adoration with T'Arricrii
A brand-new venture for Sicilian brothers Riccardo and Romeo who specialise in multiple varieties of the famous stuffed and deep-fried rice ball (with meat, fish and veggie options.) They will also offer fresh fruit juices and the national sweet speciality cannoli.
Pan-Asian treats with Woks Cluckin
Indie purveyors of freshly cooked Pan-Asian street food, Woks Cluckin will have their wok fired up daily. Amongst many other Eastern delights, they will be serving up their signature dish of Korean fried chicken with kimchi.
Don’t worry, Hatch favourite’s Firebird Hope will be sticking around for the next twelve weeks with their duo of remarkable sandwiches; the free-range fried chicken ‘Level-Up’ and the vegan fried ’Triple 6’. Both are served on sourdough buns with unique homemade condiments and pickles, and a top-secret seasoning.
A number of local craft beers and natural wines will still be available from ÖL bar, along with artisan coffee, cakes and more by Takk.
What else is happening?
Got a great business idea? Owners Bruntwood are offering the chance to win four weeks of rent-free space at Hatch: the winner will be awarded a 160 sq ft shipping container retail unit, as well as £500 towards the fit-out of their new pop-up premises and twelve months free membership with Enterprise Nation to help them take their business to the next level. Competition ends 14th September, full details here.
Reggae yoga: Wednesday August 1st, 7:45am-8:30am
Roots reggae beats with yoga – why wouldn’t you? Yoga fans should check out Hatch’s outdoor sunrise reggae yoga! The free pop up event will be held in the courtyard from 7:45-8:30am and will help kick start the day in the right way with some big tunes and an uplifting flow. Free. Pre-registration required here.
Floating Art painting workshop: Sunday August 5th, 3-5pm
Try your hand at painting your own version of Van Gogh’s Iris with Floating Art this Sunday and impress your friends with the masterpiece you’ll take home at the end. Experience his brushworks, colour mixing, composition and emotional expression. Tickets are £20 or available as buy one get one half price. All materials included. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bee in the City
The Hatch bee, designed by Kim Hubball is called 'My Heart Belongs in this Place'. Find out more about Kim's inspiration here: People with the app downloaded will also be able to unlock a special Hatch discount.
Deaf Institute pre-party, Friday 10th August, 5-10pm
In celebration of Oxford Road institution Deaf Institute turning 10, Hatch will be hosting the pre-party for ‘Derrick does deaf’. Expect disco and deep house from special guest DJs and a live stream from MCR Live. Free.
7Future Bubblers block party with Gilles Peterson: Saturday 18th August, 2-10pm
Gilles Peterson’s talent discovery and development project is all about supporting the most innovative music makers from across England. For one day only Future Bubblers is coming to Hatch to find and celebrate Manchester’s most exciting emerging musical talent with a special block party, where ‘Future Bubblers’ will take over the Hatch courtyard. Local artists will be playing and spinning all day and anyone with a fresh talent is invited to come along and get involved. Free entry and open to all, plus free food for the first 100 guests.
Screen printing workshop with Kim Hubball: Sunday August 19th
Hatch’s bee artist Kim will be popping up in the Hatch courtyard with a stall selling some of her fantastic work. Kim will also be giving you the opportunity to screen print your own bee tote bag at three 45 minute drop in sessions starting at approximately 12:30, 2pm and 3.30pm. Free.
Izzie Walsh’s open mic night – Wednesday 22nd August, 7-10pm
In the next instalment of this monthly event, Izzie Walsh will introduce you to ten new acts. All performers receive a free drink token for playing. Interested in joining in? Contact @izziewalshmusic on Instagram. Free.
Hatch does Pride – Saturday 25th – Monday 28th August
Hatch will be hosting a fabulous family-friendly, glitter-filled takeover across Pride weekend. Morning Gloryville will be taking over the decks for some sober raving from 7-11am on Saturday followed by Disco Mums playing a special six hour set on the Sunday. Expect special brunch menus, dancers and the opportunity to fabulize yourself in the Wish Upon a Sparkle photobooth. Morning Gloryville: tickets £20 (on sale Tuesday 31st July). Free entry at all other times.
Resident DJs, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Hatch’s resident DJs will continue to provide live beats every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the courtyard. Previous DJs have included Pasta Paul, Living Room Dance Club and Chris Massey. Free.
Currently in residence is Nordic Muse with bespoke gifts or summer treats, inspired by the minimalism and functionality of Nordic design. The simple and refined collection features minimalist necklaces, stacked rings and geometric pieces, as well as scented candles and gift cards.
Keep updated on goings-on at hatchmcr.com