Monday, 11 August 2008


The credit crunch. Apparently it’s big news for most people in the UK, not in Manchester though. A trip to Market Street reveals not the tumble weed riddled images of British high streets as presented by the Daily Mail, but a Mecca for orange girls and rascal boys spending their money with little sign of abandon.

Those of you with lighter purses may be looking for more frugal examples of getting maximum joy from minimum spends. In terms of visiting discothèques in the city, most doors are less than a fiver, add a sneaky bottle of poppers and your cheapo night is sorted (if a little red-faced and generally dirty).

If poppers ain’t your (nose)bag, I suggest getting down to the Comedy Store at Deansgate Locks where on the second and last Sunday of the month the comedy is both free and fantastic – the best joke last night “Dwarf Clowns … the lowest form of wit”.