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Wall

Wall

Wall is a new space within The Hillary Step for the display of Contemporary Art. Where once a rug hung to disperse the sound of voices, is now a new threshold for engaging in the visual. Wall allows for the exploration of potential debate, discussion and quiet contemplation.

The works on display will seek to utilise this unique space.  It aims to generate a wider response to the public viewing of works from emerging and established artists in Manchester.

With regular exhibits, Wall aims to support the artists involved not only by aesthetic appreciation for their works but for the opportunity to purchase the art displayed.

For further information or details on how to exhibit works, please contact Rosalind, Curator and GM at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or email wall@thehillarystep.co.uk

Sarah Lynn Mayhew (SLM Art), Mancunian Faces: 28th August – 2nd October (preview and press night, Thursday 27th August from 18:30)

Wall is pleased to exhibit the work of Sarah Lynn Mayhew’s paying homage to Manchester legends Tracey Moberly,  John Robb and Johnny Roadhouse, who have all contributed to the creativity of the city’s artistic and music scenes.

Manchester-based artist Tracey Moberly is best known for her text message works, which formed the basis of her book Text Me Up! Described as a Socio-political artist, Moberly gained local and national media attention with a graffiti campaign in Manchester. The campaign highlighted the messages of unsafe sex conveyed in the Saatchi and Saatchi adverts for the Club18-30. Moberly still uses art activism as a way to communicate and express her works.

John Robb, who was born in Blackpool but now lives in Manchester,  is a singer, author and music journalist and perhaps best known for his discovery of the punk movement through the music press. Robb has published many books about the music scene in Manchester including The North Will Rise Again – Manchester Music City from 1976 to 1996 and most recently The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop.

Before his death in 2009, Johnny Roadhouse was Manchester’s famous and celebrated saxophonist. He was leader of the saxophone section for the BBC Northern Variety Orchestra and played along artists such Elton John. His music store Johnny Roadhouse Music has seen the likes of Paul McCartney, The Smiths, members of Oasis and The Stone Roses pass through its doors. Presented with the Lifetime Achievement awards by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Roadhouse is still a celebrated personality.

The three portraits to be exhibited are from Mayhew’s Mancunian Faces, a series of paintings that give an intimate insight into how Mayhew empathises with the protagonist.

‘She said: ‘I find people’s faces and the stories that they evoke particularly fascinating. I try making the same expression as the person who I am painting. It is only when I feel that I understand their emotion that a full likeness appears within the work.”

The results are a stylised myriad of colour. She uses her trademark ‘dripping’ of paint as if she was using water colours, beautifully captured in acrylic.

The works are a celebration of Manchester characters that have helped sculpt the city with their creativity and unique talents.

 


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Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant.

For those who have coelic disease

and for those who simply want to try something new…

 

First Chop AVA 3.5%     500ml bottle £3.65

mini-clips

First Chop HOP 4.1%     500ml bottle £3.65

 mini-clips

 Estrella Daura 5.4%       330ml bottle       £3.85

estrella GF

 

 

 


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What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork Scratching’s with an apple dipping sauce….Crikey! What a treat and dangerously moreish! You have been warned!


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Jazz Sundays

The Jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free!

2015 live music…

August 23rd     Thomas Dibb Quartet + special guests

Bill Frisell and John Scofield fans will not be disappointed!!

August 30th   Kyran Matthews Quintet

Thelonius Monk Theme Night

Sept 6th  Troika

Early jazz and klezmer

Sept 13th Tim Franks Quartet

with Tim France

Sept 20th     Yiddlesticks

Klezmer dance time!

Sept 27th    Stuart McCallum

Guitar soundscapes

Oct 4th   Hillary Sax Quartet

and Phil Bennet on drums. Saxes and beats


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 1st September –  Look forward to seeing you at 8.45!


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Perfect paté’s

Mackerel pate 2

Made and supplied by Chef Ross Parker of Beehive Food

NEW!Chicken Liver Parfait served with garlic toast, red onion chutney and garlic toast £5

  • Potted mackerel paté served with garlic toast, gherkin, chutney or piccalilli £5
  • 3 Mushroom paté, (Portabello, Chestnut and Porcini) served with garlic toast and chutney or piccalilli £5

All meat is free range!

All products made to order!

Please ask our friendly staff for more details…Mmmmm…Enjoy!

BEEHIVEFOOD


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Cheese Board

Cheese Board

Since before cheese was invented man liked cheese. If it could serve as blood and travel through veins it would, that’s how good cheese wants to be.

The Hillary Step cheese board is rather good. Choose Hard, Soft and Blue Cheeses or combine Charcuterie slices of Coppa – Italian cured spare rib (neck) of pork, well marbled and tender. Rich and meaty flavour, Salami Napoli – A coarse cut peppery salami from Campania, Italy and Chorizo Picante – Classic chorizo from Leon flavoured with sweet and spicy smoked paprika. 1 portion includes 3 slices of all 3 meats for extra fun!

All soured from Hickson & Black’s, Chorlton (881 2001)

The tasty cheeses available from 17th August are:

 

NEW! Gouda Extra Oud

Hard, pasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This aged cheese has deep caramel flavours and an exciting crunch from the calcium lactate crystals that have developed over the 3 to 4 years of maturation.

The cheese is soaked in a brine solution, which gives the cheese and its rind a distinctive taste. The cheese is dried for a few days before being coated to prevent it from drying out, then it is aged.

 

Tomme de Savoie

Soft, unpasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

A close relative of the Italian, Toma, made on the other side of the border in the French Alps, Tomme de Savoie is a semi-firm cheese with a thick brown, inedible rind. It is made with skimmed milk, the cream having been taken off for production of butter. The result is a low fat cheese, high in flavour!

 

Bleu d’Auvergne

Blue, pasteurised cow’s milk, traditional rennet

This piquant cheese, named after the ancient volcanic mountain region of France, is sharp and herbal. Once matured, Bleu d’Auvergne gathers strength of flavour quickly; really intensifying after the interior of the cheese begins to collapse.


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Veggie or Pork Pie & Pint – £5

Veggie or Pork Pie & Pint – £5

Scrum-diddly-umptious! These sell out fast so don’t hesitate to yield to the pork monster within. Great with a beer or draft cider for a fiver. Porking brilliant!

Or on its own, served with chutney or piccalilli and grapes £2.50

And now available – try our NEW Veggie Pie – delicious goat’s cheese and red pepper filling.


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Wall

Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant. For those who have coelic disease and for those...
What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

Jazz Sundays

The Jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm  – they’re free! 2015 live...

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 1st September –  Look...

Perfect paté’s

Made and supplied by Chef Ross Parker of Beehive Food NEW!Chicken Liver Parfait served...
Cheese Board
Veggie or Pork Pie & Pint – £5