Summer at BEYOND
The place people know as Chill Factore has a new name and a whole host of new adventures to explore this summer.
BEYOND is for those who want to experience adventure together. While it's business as usual for Chill Factore and all your favourite residents, over the coming months we'll be bringing more activities, more food, more retail and more events than ever before.
And it all starts this August with Summer at Beyond – a no holds barred summer-long festival packed with
events, experiences, music and food designed to put more variety and more adventure in your life.
Here are just some of the highlights...
Colouring Wall Scott Walker
2nd and 3rd August
Scott Walker is a UK based artist and Illustrator whose interactive colour wall installations draw inspiration from contemporary pop art, comic design and urban street culture. His unique hand drawn graphics are big and bold and loads of fun.
From the St George's day pavements of Dagenham with Billy Bragg to a residency in the lofty ION art gallery in Singapore, Up Against the Wall breaks down preconceptions about art and brings the colourful side out in adults and children alike.
Friday 3rd August - Sunday 5th August
Circus Sensible has been providing workshops, shows, and entertainment for parties, school, fairs, fetes and festivals for over 30 years! In this time they’ve learnt a thing or two, learning is good, but learning with fun is the best! With their signature mix of skills and silliness awesome tricks and audience participation, you’re bound to have a wonderful time when you visit them at their ‘Baby’ Big Top!
360° Immersive Cinema
Friday 3rd, Thursday 9th, Thursday 16th and Thursday 23rd August
Summer at BEYOND will be hosting the very best immersive cinema experience! We will be showing three films: We Are Aliens (Narrated by Rupert Grint), Cell Cell Cell and We Are Stars
Los Antojitos Street Food
Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August
Chorlton based Street Food team Los Antojitos will be taking over one of our street kitchen containers for all four days from Thursday until Sunday.
Serving up fresh and tasty 100% vegan friendly Mexican Street food which has been going down a storm for two years with non vegans, too!
Square Pegs craft sessions
Saturday 11th August - Sunday 12th August
You are invited to screen print your own t.shirt, tote bag or poster with Square Pegs’ bold and playful boom box imagery; using mixed media, design and create cardboard boom box heads, then top off by stepping into Square Pegs’ converted horse trailer to read a selection of superb independently published books or dress up in costume for next-level role play!
The Playhouse Project
Saturday 11th August - Sunday 12th August
The Playhouse Project is a family rave company based in Manchester. Organised by a crew of ex ravers and DJs that are now parents. It's a daytime clubbing experience, aimed at parents that miss their clubbing days. Our resident DJ Lil Fee, Fee has enjoyed an international music career, as drummer in slick electro-pop outfit The Whip. Fee is the perfect selector for family rave, expect a stomping soulful house set
Flair 'N' Funk
Saturday 11th August - Sunday 19th August
Flair 'N' Funk have a unique mix of style and flair entertainment to ensure an unforgettable experience. Our drinks range from quirky and customised cocktails to speciality gins & traditional ales served from our mobile Horse Box 'Bar Florence'.
Bounce on the Monster
Thursday 16th August to Sunday 19th August
Miss out on tickets for The Monster when it was at Manchester Central? Don't worry, because the Monster is BACK in Manchester! It's going to be at BEYOND from the 16th-19th of August. At nearly 300m long, with 42 obstacles The Monster is the world's largest inflatable obstacle course and without a doubt, the craziest, funnest activity to do this summer!
Thursday 16th August to Sunday 10th August
KBK will be rocking Summer at BEYOND with their incredible healthy food monster truck serving you FIT FAST FOOD all day long and skinny beer.
Bring the Fire Project
Friday 17th August - Saturday 18th August
Bring the Fire Project is a collective of fire dancers, circus skills teachers and flow arts promoters. This unforgettable show is a fusion of traditional fire theater, pyrotechnics, modern object manipulation and various dance forms.
Thursday 16th August - Sunday 19th August
Back for the second time at BEYOND – Ball mania. The biggest, best, adult and child friendly ball dome arrives at BEYOND for the summer!
Discover lots more here!