Chorlton Coffee Festival

Chorlton Coffee Festival

A little bit of coffee/cafe culture is coming to South Manchester this summer. The first Chorlton Coffee Festival starts on 28th June and continues over the weekend to the 30th June.

Spread across more than 30 participating bars and restaurants there will be many coffee treats to try, as well as workshops, poetry readings, talks and film screenings.

The festival hub, held at Chorlton Central Church on Barlow Moor Road, will host many events, including a film festival curated by Dale Taylor on the Saturday. This will show various films focusing on international cafe culture and ‘Black Gold’, a documentary about fair-trade coffee.

Festival producer, Lorelei Loveridge, was inspired to host the festival after feeling that the popular Mancunian suburb had a larger focus on pub culture than cafe culture. “When I moved to the UK, I would say ‘Let’s meet for a coffee’, and people would respond with ‘Or a drink’. I noticed that alcohol had a far greater importance than coffee here.”

Certainly not against the pubs in the area, Loveridge hopes to bring the two cultures together, with the festival looking set to be one of the many popular creative events on Chorlton’s community calendar.

The Chorlton Coffee Festival runs from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June. Many of the events are free, but entrance to the festival hub will cost £3 per adult and £1 per child. Tweet us pictures of your coffees during the festival @holcottagescc