The scorching sun and over 200 people descended on Barca on Friday making it our very own Catalan fiesta in celebration of the great Manchester summer. We hope you didn’t get any burnt bits!

We’ve heard some great stories on the grapevine as everyone was in recovery mode over the weekend – people met old friends, made new friends, discussed business, shared a pint, a laugh and a dance and two people even sparked a romance…

Tony Walsh a.k.a. Longfella, Graham Massey of 808 State and Jay Hampson entertained the crowds with fiery Manc poetry, big tunes and meaty punch lines. We raised over £400 on the night too – congrats to the raffle prize winners!

If you had a good night make sure you sign up for our free monthly networking event, First Friday at the Town Hall Tavern on Friday 2nd August, 4-6pm at www.forevermanchester.com/firstfriday.

We also have some exciting things up our sleeves over the next 6 months so keep your eyes peeled…