Let s get together for a chilled afternoon of food, drinks, and good company. We ll meet on the grassy areas near the Castlefield bowl, and retreat under the shelters in the bowl if the weather turns against us. There s a couple of pubs nearby if the weather gets really bad.
I m neither a mad dog nor an Englishman so I m avoiding all possibility of the mid-day sun, so we ll start at 3pm.
Please bring food and drinks, bringing enough to share is optional.
We ll bring a bluetooth speaker so we can play some music. Who knows, there might even be dancing.
In Manchester the police have powers to confiscate alcohol from you if they think you ve been drinking. It s not actually an offence to drink in public, but it is an offence eto refuse to hand over your booze if you re asked to do so. I suspect they ll only do that if we get a bit too rowdy, but since we re a well behaved bunch I think we ll be fine with a few beers or whatever your tipple of choice is.