The Bogle Stroll started in 1961 when a group of UMIST lecturers missed the last bus home in Lancaster and decided to walk the 55 miles back to Manchester. Along the way some of the group started to hallucinate and saw the Bogle (a Lancashire imp of folklore) , in their imagination the Bogle was taunting the walkers, willing them to give up. It is in defeating the Bogle that the event gets its name.
In the years that followed the event became a highlight of the UMIST calendar with up to 3000 people taking part each year during the 70′s. As roads became busier and A roads turned to motorways the route has changed to now be two loops of Greater Manchester. The event is still based at the UMIST Students Association (now the University of Manchester Students Union), adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station, and takes walkers to Manchester Airport, Stockport, Failsworth, Farnworth and Salford. Still a 55 mile stroll and still an exceptional challenge.
The event is now organised by Manchester RAG as part of UMSU. Entirely volunteer led, the event is produced at a very low cost to enable as many people to take part as possible.
In 2012 we are happy to introduce The Children’s Society as our charity of the year.
An event management company specialising in bespoke events such as Civil Partnerships & Weddings; Private Parties or Large Outdoor Events.
We work with you to make each event unique, and can provide a full event design and planning service, or a 'Wedding Friend' Service to provide you with help & advice when you need it.
If you're happy doing the work yourself, Snorkel has produced a Wedding Planning Guide which you can purchase by contacting us.
Please call or email for more information or to get Snorkels 'Wedding Planning' Guide.
Artful Operations is the brainchild of two young prospects in the Manchester area. Founded in 2015, our focus and aim is to take a divergent aspect on the fundamentals of day-to-day movements in the city of Manchester.
Throughout this experience we will share and review some of the most exciting developments happening in and around the city including: art and music events, new cyphers & mixes from local talent, garments, footwear, photography, food and much more...
The Pop Up Musician is a Manchester based bespoke music entertainment company specialising in providing music service for weddings and events. The company is owned and run by 24 year old Matthew Wood who has over 6 years of live performance experience playing in a number of different bands and more recently performing as a solo act.
Matt has played at some of the biggest venues and festivals in the country been on national radio, and owns his own music studio. Matt is dedicated to music and performing it to a high standard, and making your wedding or event that little bit more special. Matt's voice is unique sounding almost angelic with a slight folk twist.
The concept of The Pop Up Musician is literally in the name; we can set up and fit into any type of event anywhere, anytime! No electricity? Thats fine we can provide a completely unplugged acoustic guitar set ideal for wedding ceremonies. Big event with lots of electricity? We can provide a PA system and DJ services ideal for a wedding reception or event/conference. The Pop Up Musician takes a modern acoustic live lounge approach to songs, often changing them and making them more unique and personal. Matt will use either an acoustic guitar or electric depending on your preferences. We steer away from the use of backing tracks.
Obviously its all about the songs and music that you love! And with The Pop Up Musician you can taylor your own playlist which Matt will perform for you, or you can let Matt choose the perfect playlist for you. The first dance song at a wedding is by far the most important song of the day, and with The Pop Up Musician you can be sure that it will be one of the most perfect intimate moments of your wedding played live right in front of you.
If your looking for that unique perfect compliment to your wedding or event then look no further than The Pop Up Musician. Matt is a professional musician and is guranteed to make your wedding or event perfect.
Le Mange Tout began life in 1990 as an Italian Restaurant at Hotel Cornelius in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Based on the success of that venture, a corporate catering service was also introduced, using the original site as a base, delivering cold buffets and sandwich platters to the businesses of Manchester.
In 1996, the business dropped its link with the Hotel and moved to purpose-built premises in Miles Platting, allowing for continued growth and providing the means to continue producing fresh, quality food for Manchester businesses.
At Le Mange Tout, we have always strived to provide imaginative menus and innovative selections, rather than keep with the same old tired "usual suspects". For us, it's more than food, it's a way of life!
Whilst we have created a number of menus to suit all tastes, we welcome input from our customers, and strive to provide a solution that meets their requirements.
We have become highly reputable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten & wheat free, organic and halal dietary requirements.
In 2008 Le Mange Tout relocated to new, larger premises, as part of
the continued growth of the company. (take a virtual tour)
The new premises also features a larger state of the art kitchen, as well as facilities for customers to visit to discuss their catering requirements.
Please feel free to visit us to discuss any future menu's, prices / budgets and your company's specific catering needs.
We will do our utmost to maintain strong relationships with our customers, and strive to forge new relationships in the future.
We are an owner operated company that deal with all sorts of events ranging from birthdays, summer camps all the way up to scout events and corporate fun days. All equipment is tested and checked on a weekly basis, and we carry £5million Public Liability. Also DBS (CRB) checked for peace of mind, all quotes for hiring are done on an individual basis, just so that we can cater for your needs and budget.
Go on get in touch and we aim to check availability and quote on the same day.