Life At NOMA
There are loads of things to do at NOMA to help balance out busy lives – weekly outdoor workout sessions, creative making workshops, business meet ups – all helping people connect and cathartically work out the stresses of the day. All this plus four acres of public realm, a whole programme of events and, let’s not forget, a very cosy pub to decamp to at a moment’s notice.
NOMA’s home grown pub is more than just Manchester’s best craft ale watering hole. It was built by a 500-strong team of volunteers who made everything from stools to beer pump handles to the pub snacks. The project gained planning permission in August 2015, was officially launched in Sadler’s Yard in December before embarking on community workshops, and then opened to the public in September 2016.
Now operated by All Our Yesterdays, The Pilcrow offers a fantastic selection of modern and seasonal beers, wines, coffee, snacks and treats.
By helping to establish NOMA as a neighbourhood built on the skill, hard work and innovation of its citizens, The Pilcrow is empowering and encouraging locals to feel part of the NOMA community and creating a powerfully distinctive brand platform for NOMA and the Partnership.
The Old Bank Residency
NOMA has opened a new space for creative practices to experiment, collaborate and grow called The Old Bank Residency. The project has taken over the old bank located on Hanover Street next to Sadler’s Yard for twelve months and is designed to make Manchester an even more interesting place to be.
The Old Bank Residency has become home to an array of organisations and also provides bookable meeting and event spaces for the community of Greater Manchester.
It is an exciting new element of the community offering at NOMA that will continue to build on NOMA’s unique sense of cultural identity in addition to The Pilcrow and The Old Bank Residency’s previous iteration, PLANT. It’s a living, breathing project that’s helping us to connect people through design, fabrication, art and social gatherings in fantastic architectural surrounds.
Sadler’s Yard Events
Sadler’s Yard is Manchester’s newest public square. It’s a space which brings the area to life through a diverse range of events from dogs shows and outdoor fitness sessions to free music festivals and beer celebrations.
Events at Sadler’s Yard are always different, but each one features all of the following elements; food, beer, produce, craft, workshops and live music. This is the unique mix of activity which helps Sadler’s Yard stand out and retain its originality, imbibed from an early stage through the naming of the yard through public vote in 2015.
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