What do you mean you’ve never considered Manchester’s most corporate area to be much of a romantic destination before? Well Hardman Square is about to get a love-filled makeover as Manchester’s Spinningfields is creating a special ‘With love, Spinningfields x’ activation. The ultimate Valentine’s Day experience will take place at Hardman Square on 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th February 2023 and everyone’s invited.

This fully interactive, love, art and music infused, memory creating journey is as much for the Gals and the Pals as it is for the Vals, so all you have to do is pick a partner and head along for the romantic (or not) ride.

A huge neon sign will illuminate the area displaying a mix of five words that will mean something different to everyone whilst providing the perfect picture backdrop. Some of the area’s other permanent light installations will be turning a lovely shade of red for the occasion.

Those in attendance will be welcomed by a very special host and guided to the starting point located under a Heart Arch where they will be given the opportunity to pick an envelope containing a surprise song from a secret selection of popular tracks, as voted for on social media, which will then be played in their honour, by a string quartet.

Following the serenade, it will be time to take the envelope to a storyteller extraordinaire who will use it, alongside some skillfully extracted facts from the pair in question, to create a fitting finale in the form of a bespoke love story for the ages.

As part of the experience, Spinningfields will be bringing together some of the amazing businesses in the area to create the simply perfect proposal package and offering couples the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter a competition to win, so keep an eye on social media as the details are soon to be announced.

Claudia Bloomfield, Spinningfields Marketing Manager at ALL+ Management, comments: “Love is in the air at Spinningfields this Valentine’s Day and our interactive experience ‘With Love, Spinningfields x’ is designed to bring smiles to faces, so whether you’re celebrating Galentines, Palentine’s, Valentine’s or something completely different, this one’s for you!

“We spread the love as much as we can, and previous Valentine’s Days at Spinningfields have seen us install a monumental, six-metre, inflatable heart by French artist Franck Pelletier, which generated the heartbeat of the city, as well as an iconic, huge, illuminated heart in collaboration with artist Stuart Langley, that was displayed on one of the city’s tallest commercial office buildings, No.1 Spinningfields.”

A vibrant dining, shopping and event destination, looked after by high-profile, multi-faceted property, facilities and occupier management company ALL+ Management, in the heart of Manchester, and described by many as the Canary Wharf of the North, Spinningfields is the city’s corporate and cultural centre, home to over 165 world-class firms, designer boutiques and signature dining establishments.

Visit the Spinningfields’ website and follow @Spinningfields on all social media platforms for more updates.


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