EN route for a well earned pint in ‘home-made pub’ The Pilcrow we chanced upon the latest crafty, collaborative project from NOMA-base creatives. The Old Bank Residency opened its doors in January 2019 in the unique architectural surroundings of the disused bank premises on Hanover Street.
In place for 12 months, the project has recently welcomed three new additions to its ever-changing roster of activities, events and workshops. And it’s good once again to see food and drink part of the imaginative focus…
One Dish Room – Make Art, Eat Food This will be a studio kitchen, serving up a nourishing lunchtime meal every weekday. As well as providing the energy to fuel activities at the Old Bank, they will be cooking enough to serve 50 guests each day in a family style setting.
It sees design studio Standard Practice return to the mass participation and workshop format used when building The Pilcrow round the corner, making every fixture and fitting To celebrate work in progress an exhibition entitled ‘Make Art, Eat Food’ will be installed from Monday, April 8 to Tuesday, May 7. The show will be in a constant state of flux as new workshop outputs get added and others removed in preparation for the kitchen’s May launch.
Swan Song Coffee This is an independently owned and operated company founded by Josh Wilson with the support of One% Micro-lots Coffee. Offering high quality and comprehensive training opportunities for baristas and the general public, it will be located in the foyer. Expect speciality coffee, loose leaf tea, hot chocolate, cakes and pastries. Open 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday.
The third new Old Bank arrival is Now Showing Club, Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema. Screenings will be every Monday and Tuesday from May 6 until the end of the ; tickets will be limited to 32 people per show and available online via the Old Bank Residency website.
She Choir, With Love Project, Standard Pottery, Jesse Cracknell, Standard Practice, Poster Paint and NOMA make up the rest of the Old Bank Residency.
Old Bank Residency, Hanover Street, NOMA, M4 4AH.