Archive for April, 2009

Venue Guide – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Deaf Institute opened in 2008. Downstairs, it’s a really pleasant bar, with some crazy wallpaper. Upstairs, it’s a purpose-built music hall, with a lovely sound system and a reputation for putting on some really good shows.

There’s also a moody basement bar, which is used as the green room for the bigger shows.

It has two sister venues, both called Trof…. in the centre of Manchester is Trof Northern Quarter… then in South Manchester is the originalTrof Fallowfield.

Both the Deaf Institute and the Trof Northern Quarter venues have open mic nights on a Sunday night.

The Blog

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

It’s always interesting to see people using this site, and the posts they find on Google. For example, somebody has just found my post on swapping gig tickets… which actually just mentions another gig swapping site… but people are using the blog to look for people to swap tickets with. (In this case, the excellent Gomez…) and the Manchester open mics guide is still getting a load of traffic from people wanting to play in Manchester UK!