Manchester city centre really does come alive at this time of year. It is the best place to be on long, mild evenings.
For those of us working in the centre, one thing that always marks the start of fun summer times is seeing The House of Peroni residence pop up. As fleeting as it is (just 4 days), it’s the perfect little spot for after work drinks, and they always do something a bit cool (last year I blogged about the Cinema Al Fresco by Harvey Nics).
This year, The House of Peroni teamed up with three featured artists, including Brit Carne Griffiths, along with 2016 Lumen Prize winner Fabio Giampietro and Italian graffiti artist, Peeta. With the theme of craftmanship, they each created their own virtual work using Tilt Brush by Google, taking inspiration from the crafts of carpentry, embroidery and glass blowing.
We were invited to step inside each of these virtual works of art, explore them and to pick up a virtual paintbrush ourselves.
As you can see, I’m a natural.
As always, the pop up plays host to a bar and aperitivo area, where we enjoyed a Peroni Nastro Azzurro, a cocktail designed by award winning mixoligist Simone Caporale, and a selection of antipasti.
Speaking of cocktails, my favourite is the gin with Peroni, lemon and Neroli, in an edible gold spray-painted glass. Another winner for me was the Peroni Peony. A Bellini style drink with white peach, grape, peony and magnolia flowers.
Delicious cocktails, canapes and Italian barmen…can’t you stay all summer House of Peroni?
In partnership with The House of Peroni