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And it’s Euro’s final weekend ⚽️

Have a great weekend Ancoats 💙

#manchesterlife #mcrlife #ancoats #newislington #euros
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Howard Bernstein. Sir Howard is known as one of the chief architects of Manchester’s resurgence, and his passion and leadership shaped this incredible city. 

He was a champion and driving force behind Ancoats and New Islington’s regeneration and the formation of Manchester Life. This incredible neighbourhood is just one of many examples of how Sir Howard inspired modern Manchester. 

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, the Manchester Life team, and the city he passionately served. 

Sir Howard Bernstein, 9 April 1953 - 22 June 2024.
As summer arrives in Ancoats, we get to enjoy the neighbourhood in full effect 😎 

Thank you to everyone who makes this place so special! It’s a privilege to have been a part of the Ancoats story over the past ten years and it’s one well worth celebrating! 💙 

These are the days, let’s enjoy them! 

Here’s to #tenyearsofmanchesterlife 🥂

#manchesterlife #thesearethedays #ancoats #newislington
It’s this community of people that push Ancoats’ boundaries and show us how a city centre neighbourhood can really flourish 💐

Today is World Chocolate Day! 🍫 

To celebrate, we want to shout out one of our favourite local chocolatiers, @cocoacabana_mcr. They offer a variety of chocolate delicacies, including special additions to the menu throughout the year.

Plus, @mcrlifeuk residents get 10% off their bill, so you can visit in-store or grab some truffles to enjoy at home! We definitely recommend stopping by to celebrate today! 

#worldchocolateday #mcrlifeuk #10yearsmcrlifeuk #celebratelocal
The makers market are back tomorrow!🛒

With loads of goodies from small businesses including sweet treats, gifts and homewear pieces there’s so much to choose from you’re almost guaranteed not to be walking away empty handed!🛍️

Open in Cutting Room Square tomorrow it’s the perfect spot to stroll around on a Sunday morning with a coffee and pastry.

#mcrlifeuk #ancoatsmakersmarket #ancoats #cuttingroomsquare
Manchester Craft Beer Festival is back!🤩

This weekend at Mayfield Depot the beer festival is back for a weekend full of pints from all over the world🍻

Tickets are available online and you get all beers included in the price! So if you’re looking for something do this weekend head to their bio for tickets🎟️

#mcrlifeuk #manchesterbeerfestival #mayfielddepot
♻️ Plastic Free July has started, and we’ve put together a rundown of ways you can unpackage your life:
🛍️Take your reusable bag to the supermarket
🚰 Ditch the plastic bottles and treat yourself to a reusable one!
🌎Reuse packaging and batch cook—save money, time, and the planet!
🧼Use soap and shampoo bars instead of bottled products
🍎Avoid pre-packaged food at the supermarket
For more ideas, check out @plasticfreejuly’s page. They’re giving monthly breakdowns on how you can reduce your plastic consumption and help the environment. 🌱

#mcrlifeuk #plasticfreejuly #zerowaste #sustainableliving
Thank you all so much for your generous donations to @mcrfoodbank over the last few months. Last month you managed to donate over 100kg!🌟

All of these donations make such a huge difference so thank you for always supporting and donating where you can!

Donations will be collected this month so if you are able to and want to put something in your buildings donation box before they’re collected, try to get them in quick!!

If you are unsure what to donate check out @mcrfoodbank’s page for inspiration🥫

#mcrlifeuk #fooddonations #trusseltrust #residentsupport
@bandonthewall is offering fantastic discounts this summer! 

Get 15% off at the bar with a free Copper Membership and 15% off food and drink when you sign up for their Silver Membership. It’s too good to miss! 🍻🍔 

With unmissable acts and performances every week and located just down the road, it’s definitely a spot to visit🎶

#mcrlifeuk #10yearsmcrlifeuk #residentdiscount #celebratelocal #summersavings