Yelp Manchester Makes Its Debut!
Just as it reads on our famed Afflecks Palace building, on the seventh day God created MANchester. And on the ninth day of December, in celebration of our diverse, bohemian Northern Quarter, Elites from our city descended upon Manchester Photographic Gallery to absorb all things snappy while sampling some delicious festive pizza and Yelp-themed cupcakes... and quaffing some smooth, tasty wine.
Manchester's first ever Elite Event saw our community explore a three-floor art space filled with stunning photographs (including the colourful Pride Exhibition and a collection from the charity Forever Manchester), while munching unusual toppings fresh from Dough Pizza Kitchen such as Festive Duck, Holy Smoked Mackerel, Traditional Turkey and Winter Spinach, as well as tucking into lightly whipped miniature sweet treats from Sweet Tooth Cupcakery. The only beverage worthy of being glugged alongside such delights was Oneglass Wine in its cute portable and biodegradable pouches, all the way from Italy!
Entertainment came in the form of Jun Tzu, a Belfast-born Manchester-based hip-hop artist who treated yelpers to some funny, inspiring and altogether powerful punch-packing poetry, and Phil Rogerson, whose renditions of Flight of the Conchords songs had the crowd both hypnotised and in stitches. The charismatic Campbell captured every precious moment, and our schwagload ensured no yelper went home empty-handed!
And who could forget London's wonderful Laura N who helped out so kindly at our first event, and was the sophisticated Southern Fairy-Godmother to this Northern Monkey. Want to discover more about our artistic first bash? Read the reviews, share stories on Talk and have a goosey gander at the pretty pics we got here.
Have a wonderful Yuletide, and we'll certainly SYOY!
Emma-Lou "Gallagher-Brows" H