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We bask in warm Manchester sunshine.........

We bask in warm Manchester sunshine.........
Posted on Sunday, 20th May 2018

In April we celebrated 10 successful years of holding Manchester weekends. The events were arranged as usual by Steven, a Mancunian member (pictured nearest right), with as always a good balance of the new and the traditional. On Friday, April 20th, we got off to a flying start with an excellent meal at the popular Northern Quarter Restaurant. The formal, suited dinner - always the highlight - took place the next evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (left). With drinks before, during and after the meal, who could fail to enjoy the evening!

.....and take the tram to see L.S. Lowry

.....and take the tram to see L.S. Lowry
Posted on Sunday, 20th May 2018

As well as catering for our many members in the Manchester area, weekend events there attract those from much further away, so between the Friday and Saturday dinners, there is a programme of activity, which this year included both a visit to the late evening 'scene' in Canal Street, and by contrast, a daytime trip by tram to the exciting modern development at Salford Quays, to visit the War Museum and the Lowry Art Gallery. Informal dress is permitted on these 'extra mural' outings - as can be seen (left).

An experiment in Bloomsbury

An experiment in Bloomsbury
Posted on Monday, 16th April 2018

As we are both democratic and respectful of Good Friday, we did not meet on the latter, but a week later on April 6th, when we followed up two suggestions from members. One had asked for the dinner to follow the social, rather than vice-versa, so those not dining would have the whole evening to imbibe. We thus met at 7pm in the charming New Bloomsbury Set bar (see left) and then the diners moved off at 9pm to the nearby 'Albertini' Italian restaurant, recommended by another member. This turned out to be an excellent choice, with good food and service at a very reasonable cost. It was an evening with a difference and none the worse for that - even if the instigator did not appear!

No drooping at the brewery!

No drooping at the brewery!
Posted on Monday, 5th March 2018

For our February dinner and social we chose another City venue, this time the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms near the Barbican, which are part of the Montcalm-in-the-Brewery Hotel. We enjoyed the meal with some generous portions, but the bar area was a little full after we had finished the meal, and the efficient and friendly staff tolerated us staying in the restaurant chatting - and getting in their way - without complaint! A fun and relaxing evening, assisted by the charming Cesar from Peru (left).

A taste of the orient.....

A taste of the orient.....
Posted on Monday, 5th March 2018

Two types of event particularly attract our members and the 'black tie' dinner at the splendid Oriental Club, near Bond Street, on Friday, February 9th, combined both of them. As well as giving us another opportunity to get the DJ suit out of the wardrobe, dinner at a London club is always popular, so much so that despite a record attendance, some had to be turned away. Thanks to two stalwart SATS members who are also members of the Club, we were invited to hold our dinner in the superb Library (left), and happily the excellent meal fully lived up to the elegant surroundings

 

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