Pop’s Hit List for 2013!

by popcouturefashion

Out with the mundane and in with the new for 2013!

Here’s a list of Pop’s favourite things to get involved in, in Manchester in 2013!

Become the ultimate culture vulture and broaden your horizons this year!

1. The XX in residence!


After achieving the dizzying heights of success with their No1 album Co-Exist, the XX are planning something special for the Manchester International Festival this year.                     

With a series of intimate gigs in an as yet, unspecified venue (the capacity of each gig will not exceed 100) what better way to get better acquainted with the atmospheric and dream-like dulcet tones of this ethereal indie powerhouse!

Tickets go on sale in January and you can get full details of, The XX in Residence and the MIF by clicking this link, http://www.mif.co.uk/event/the-xx.


2.   Discover one of the most celebrated pop artists of the 20th Century and get yourself down to the Lowry for the, Peter Blake and Pop Music exhibition (currently open untill the 24th of February).

Haven’t heard of him before? Peter is responsible for one of the most famous album covers of all time….


The Beatle’s Sgt Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band album cover is one of the most iconic images of pop culture, but it doesn’t stop there, pop down and immerse yourself in this artists unapologetic fusion of art and music and be amazed at how many iconic images of his have graced album covers for decade upon decade! http://www.thelowry.com/exhibitions/microsites/peter-blake-and-pop-music/home/

3. Screenfields.

Combine the best of a British summer and your favourite movie with a  trip to the outdoor cinema at Spinningfields.


Enjoy classics like Good Will Hunting, Romeo and Juliet and Labyrinth (amongst many others) in the comfort of your own deck chair.

For only £2 pounds and with the mojito bar a mere 5 steps away, we can’t thing of a more delightful way to enjoy a summer’s eve. http://www.spinningfieldsonline.com/screenfields

(films are shown at 8pm every Thursday in June,July and August.)

4. I Hula Hoop.

Mix up your workout this year and tone those abs by taking part in I Hula Hoop at The Dance House on Oxford Rd.


Learn tricks, improve fitness and get fab abs while learning (and I think we can agree here) an all important life skill!

5. Almost Famous.


Hidden in the depths of the Northern Quarter lies Almost Famous. A pure haven for serious burger obsessives this gem delivers mouth-watering mountains of meat fit to convert even the most dedicated of veggies!