MNG fundraiser this Sunday

The Monday Night Group (MNG) is one of Manchester’s longest running writing groups. It meets weekly and is open to anyone and everyone wanting to meet fellow writers and get feedback on their work. We are pleased to announce the conception of the group’s third comprehensive anthology.

However, we don’t have the money to cover the costs of producing this publication. That’s where you lovely people come in! We are throwing a fundraising party at The Gas Lamp, with lots of amazingly fun things planned such as:

A Spoken word event featuring Dominic Berry, Rod Tame & Marvin Cheeseman. Open mic slots start at 7pm and are available on a first come first served basis (you can post on the page to pre-book a slot.)

A quiz for all you competitive types, with some awesome prizes to be won

Homecooked hot food and homebaked cakes

And more fun and games on the night!

£3 on the door, £4 if you want to take part in the quiz, £6 for the quiz and a hot meal (Veggiies catered forl!)

The Gaslamp is joining forces with Fire and Salt BBQ for a series of pop-up events beginning Thursday 28 March, then every Thursday after for a month.

Fire and Salt are self-confessed BBQ fiends from Chorlton who specialize in cooking the best in American Deep South BBQ. They run regular supper clubs, pop-up events and private catering.

They will be running a series of menus for each week, starting with Texas Barbecue which will include beef brisket, smoked sausage, and spicy barbecue beans. The Gaslamp will be providing matched beers to complement the food.

The full menu will be available for the price of £25 with matched beers or £15 without. Availability will be on a first come first served basis.

If you’ve ever come down to The Gaslamp and wanted more than just a bar snack then now’s your chance to have dinner in the former kitchens of the Wood Street Children’s mission. 

Check out more of Fire & Salt BBQ’s work at

Amazing New Single Malt Selection!

Just so that everyone can get an idea of how we’ve extended the range here is the (still in progress) updated menu regarding our single malt selection…

Whisky is liquor made from fermented grains. Originating in the 1100’s its name derives from the Gaelic ‘uisge’ shortened from ‘uisge beatha’ meaning the water of life.  As far as Scotch goes, the different regions often have some basic characteristics in common and that can be a good place to start or continue your journey.

IslaySmoky, peaty and salty with a little tar.

£4.50 Lagavulin 16yr 43% 

£6.5o Bunnahabhain 18yr 46.3%

£7 Ardberg Corryvreckan 57%

£7 Lagavulin 1995 Distillers Edition 43%

IslandsSimilar characteristics to Islay Whiskies but milder and (some consider) more refined.

£5 Arran, The Amarone Cask Finish 50%

£6.50 Talisker 2000 Amoroso Finish- Distillers Edition 45.8%

£7 Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels 1999 Bourbon XU 55%

LowlandsSmooth and slightly fiery, low in salt, peat and smoke.

£4 Glenkinchie 12yr 43% 

£5.50 Bladnoch 20 yr 40%

SpeysideRich, complex and relatively mild. A good starting point.

£4 The Singleton of Dufftown 12yr 40% 

£4 Cardhu 12 yr 40%

£5 The Balvenie Double Wood 40%

£5 Glenrothes Select reserve 43%

HighlandPowerful, rich and quite smoky. Lots of variety can be found between distilleries.

£4 Highland Park 12yr 40%

£4.50 Glenfarclas 105 60%

£4.50 Oban 14yr 43% 

£5 Edradour 2003 Chardonnay Matured Batch 1 46%

£5.50 Dalmore Gran Reserva 40%

£5.50 Tomatin 18yr 46%

£6 Dalwhinnie 15yr 43%

CampbeltownDry, some smoke and good salt.

£5 Springbank 15yr 46%

NOTE: We will be introducing more Single Malt Whiskys after some very intensive research!