We’re thrilled to announce that our Poet in Residence, Tony Walsh, will perform at our Birthday Party at The Principal Manchester (formerly The Palace Hotel) on Friday 10th February 2017.




The Forever Manchester Birthday Party, sponsored by Express Solicitors, will bring together over 400 passionate and dedicated Forever Manchester supporters to celebrate another great year of helping local people do extraordinary things together.

Forever Manchester Birthday Bash, The Palace Hotel, Manchester

To round celebrations off before the disco starts, our Poet in Residence Tony Walsh (aka Longfella) will be performing his poetry to our supporters. His poems celebrate all the different people and skills which combine to make Forever Manchester what we are, alongside the hundreds of amazing, grassroots community groups which we support right across Greater Manchester.

When asked what he loves about Forever Manchester, he said: “I love how you take people’s passion for our amazing city, our neighbourhoods and our people, and join it all up. They bring people together, each giving from their talents and their means, to make amazing and important things happen. You throw a good knees-up too and you get a good brew when you visit the office!

Tony performed at our 25th Birthday celebrations as well as at our Birthday Bash earlier this year to standing ovations on both occasions. We’re looking forward to hearing his performance in February and hope for another good knees-up!

If you can’t wait until then, Tony will also be performing at our inaugural FM Live on Wednesday 30th November at Hard Rock Cafe, sponsored by Opus 4. Tickets are available now.


Here’s some of the highlights from this year’s Birthday celebrations:


Guests at our Birthday Party will be treated to a welcome drink on arrival, three-course meal, entertainment from community groups Forever Manchester has funded, an awards ceremony and a special guest DJ.

Tickets for the Birthday Party are priced at £85 per person and tables of 10 are available at £850. You can purchase them through the form below. Alternatively, if you wished to be invoiced for your tickets, please drop our Events Officer, Cheryl Hill, an email at: cheryl@forevermanchester.com.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be reinvested in communities across Greater Manchester.


Sponsoring Forever Manchester’s annual Birthday Party is a great way to support Forever Manchester and demonstrate your company’s philanthropic spirit and commitment to strengthening communities across Greater Manchester while gaining fantastic brand awareness for your company.

If you are interested in finding out more about the various sponsorship opportunities available please download our sponsorship brochure or contact Jean Mills, Head of Business Development, on 0161 214 0940 or at jean@forevermanchester.com.