Hatch is where it’s happening this summer. As well as providing the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch, a working coffee, an after-work beer or some indie shopping, we’ve got a host of events and experiences to offer you this July, as well as four exciting new independent retailers joining the line-up. From Ibizan vibes to Wimbledon centre court action, and courtyard sets from resident DJs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Hatch has something for everyone.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Nordic Muse move in (now open)
If you’re looking for beautiful, bespoke gifts or planning to splash out on a little summer treat, come and visit Nordic Muse jewellers. 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.
Wimbledon screen in courtyard (Monday 2nd – Sunday 15th July)
Catch all the thrills and spills of Wimbledon live in the Hatch courtyard – game, set and match the best place to watch the action, as you can chow down on artisan street food and craft beer at the same time!
Peach Fuzz play (Wednesday 4th July, 8pm)
Join us for a free gig in the courtyard from 5 piece Liverpool psych pop outfit Peach Fuzz. Recently signed to Skeleton Key, they’ll be bringing their unique blend of ‘hazy cosmic jive’ to Hatch, providing the perfect soundtrack to a balmy, summer evening.
Cheese Club MCR @ ÖL (Thursday 5th July, 7-10pm)
Love cheese? Beer? Look no further. On its second edition Cheese Club digs further into the wonders of local British cheeses and has curated 5 of the best they can find in the country, whilst ÖL brewery have expertly tried a lot of beers to find the best suitable matches. Tickets cost £25 each which includes 5 cheeses and crackers plus their matching 5 beers. For tickets and further details go to: Eventbrite.
Manchester Art Jam (Friday 6th July, from 6pm)
This promises to be extra special. On the run up to their ‘Summer Jam’ event Mcr Art Jam are putting on an incredible collaboration night with the awesome Change4Good Mcr homeless charity. As well as live artists, live music, the art showdown etc, there will be spoken word by Jed, The Urban Poet and a gallery of art and poems created by people living on the streets. Artwork will be auctioned off and 100% of the proceeds will go to Change4good/ Mancunian Way ❤ Come on down and show some support to top local creative’s and enjoy an incredible summer evening.
Balearic Summer BBQ (Saturday 7th July, 2pm-late)
Street food, soul, reggae and funk are on the menu as Hatch hosts an amazing summer BBQ. Head down for some serious vibes as music fills the courtyard and the Hatch street food traders join forces to prepare a special array of delicious BBQ dishes. Music from Zacc Rogers and Pasta Paul.
Jed the Urban Poet (Sunday 8th July, 12-6pm)
Join Jed who will be hosting a kids art workshop with themes of homelessness. The pieces of art created will become part of the exhibition when it moves to its next location.
BIMM Acoustic Sessions (Wednesday 11th July, 6-9pm)
The second instalment of this monthly event will see BIMM take over the courtyard with acoustic sessions from some of Manchester’s best up and coming musicians.
Free drinks (Thursday 19th July, 6-9pm)
Brand new dating app JigTalk has launched in Manchester, and to celebrate, they’re giving away ONE HUNDRED free pints from Öl Brewery & Bar to anyone with the iOS app downloaded! Not single? Bring your friends! Come down to Hatch, show the bar staff your profile, and enjoy a swig on them!
There will be a resident DJ playing throughout the night, free gin samples from Alston Bar & Beef and plenty of food from Firebird Hope, Yadda Yadda, Holy Crab and Well Hung. Should be fun, come get jiggy!
Oh My Gilly sets up shop (now open)
Hatch has welcomed a brand new independent vintage fashion boutique to its home under the Mancunian Way. Offering a treasure trove of one-off or limited edition garments and accessories, Oh My Gilly has a host of retro treasures to excite Manchester fashionistas with vintage clothes, vintage-inspired hats, headscarves and hairbands.
As well as providing on-site alterations, you can create your own customised denim jacket in-store so you stand out from the crowd. Check out the exquisite collection at this four week pop up to see how you can add a touch of independent style and inspiration to your summer wardrobe.
Stutter & Twitch bring the fun (now open)
Good news for vinyl lovers. Independent record label Stutter & Twitch have brought their love of music to Hatch and opened their very own record shop. Expect gigs, exhibitions and general fun times in their intimate space.
Bee in the City trail goes live (Monday 23rd July)
Manchester’s Bee in the City trail will be hitting the streets and Hatch is proud to unveil its own Hatch bee. Designed by Manchester artist and graphic designer Kim Hubball, it is titled ‘My Heart Belongs in this Place’ and pays homage to Manchester’s worldwide reputation as a cultural hub, as well as its dynamism, resilience and optimism.
She explains: “The design explores what Manchester means to me – from Afflecks, to the indie clubs and its legendary music scene. My bee is about a feeling, specifically, the feeling of being a part of the vibrant Manchester culture.”
Keep an eye out for family friendly workshops at Hatch during the eight week trail including the chance to screen print your own tote bag under the expert guidance of Kim.
Izzie Walsh open mic night (Wednesday 25th July, from 7pm)
The July instalment of Izzie’s monthly open mic night featuring 10 acoustic acts.
More new arrivals…
At the end of July, it’s all change and Hatch will see the next line-up of mouth-watering street food sellers move into the courtyard. Expect a whole new range of new flavours including a taste of Manila in Manchester…and if you’ve not yet tried food from the current line up of Yadda Yadda, Holy Crab, Well Hung or Firebird Hope, don’t sleep!