2022NQ closed after another successful New Year’s Eve party for a “refurb”. To start with the details of what was happening down in their basement were sketchy and the only clues to the impending changes came in the form of some teaser videos.
First came this….
And finally this….
Then finally they were kind enough to let the cat out of the bag, so here’s what’s coming (you may have guessed there’s ping pong!)…
The venue which relaunches with a FREE PARTY from 4pm on the 31st January 2014, now known as Twenty Twenty Two has added four Ping Pong tables in the back room, allowing revellers to hire the tables for some bats and beers – adding another dimension to the space. The Ping Pong Room will also feature six large pieces of art made out of ping pong balls by celebrated artist Liam Hopkins aka Lazerian.
The venue, will extend its opening hours from Tuesday through Saturday from 4pm, with late nights on Fridays and Saturdays until 3am. Of course Twenty Twenty Two will still act as an event space, offering the diversity of events, music and art that it has become known for.
Adding to the music roster Manchester’s Music Legend’s David Dunne & Andy Daniels take residency on Friday nights for ‘Boombox‘ and Mark Webster will be in charge on a Saturday for ‘Beats, Bats and Beers‘ with his take on Hip Soul, Boogie Funk, Disco & Alternative Pop treasures.
In addition, Twenty Twenty Two will bolster its art exhibitions, with the main room being dedicated to established artists with the February exhibition ‘Pong Ping‘ kicking things off. The Ping Ping Room will also have a wall dedicated to up and coming artists and will again rotate on a monthly basis.
The venue will continue to be available for private hire for events with a dedicated space which also can be used as a screening and conference room and perhaps offers one of the most versatile spaces in the Northern Quarter.
“We’ve had a tremendous 18 months but we want to add more to the venue to give the Northern Quarter something new. With the Ping Pong room we’ve done that. Mixed with our dedicated music nights on a Friday and Saturday, plus with our special one off nights such as Horse Meat Disco on the 1st February, and our continued art exhibitions for up and coming and established artists, we’ll continue to create a unique social space for the Northern Quarter.” ~ Jamie Scahill, Twenty Twenty Two