Themed cocktails aplenty, blood-splattered performers, and DJs playing well into the night. Long after the trick or treating has finished on the city's streets, the nightlife will keep running until dawn. Here are a few parties you can book now for Halloween 2018 and the neighbouring weekends. Rum 'n' Pumpkin at The Pen & Pencil Who says pumpkin carving is just for kids? Stick some rum into your carving session and it becomes very adult-friendly indeed. The Northern Quarter's Pen & Pencil are hosting a Rum 'n' Pumpkin evening on Thursday, with a prize awarded to the very best carving. You'll receive a specialty rum cocktail on arrival and be kept topped up with El Dorado rum tasters throughout the evening. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought in advance by emailing [email protected] Then on Saturday night, they'll have a Halloween party until 2am, with £5 cocktails and a free make-up artist to creep up your face. Gothic Glamour at The Anthologist Taking … [Read more...] about The best Halloween 2018 parties in Manchester
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Some jobs are better than others. Footballers picking up £50,000 a week to kick round a ball aren't doing to badly for themselves. But for the rest of us, we have to enjoy our small moments, like when someone brings doughnuts into the office. However, jobs site Glassdoor has revealed just how great some jobs can be, The Mirror reports. Among the 20 best quirky work perks are getting time off when your dog has a baby and a sauna INSIDE your office. This is the Glassdoor list: Hotjar provides employees with €4,000 to build their own office space at home. TransferWise has a built in office sauna for all employees to use. BrewDog offers employees ‘paid puppy leave’, a week of paid holiday to help their dogs settle in. Winton Capital Management employs a “Food Evangelist” to make sure everyone has advice on the best food to suit their needs. Money.co.uk moved all their staff to a renovated castle with a built in Star Wars themed cinema room. … [Read more...] about From puppy leave to office saunas: The best job perks in the UK
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle really will be dedicating themselves to each other heart and soul today – after including a classic Ben E King song in the service. Gospel group The Kingdom Choir will perform the singer’s Stand By Me, along with Etta James’s version of Amen/This Little Light of Mine. And the couple’s modern spin on a royal wedding also takes in very contemporary vows. Meghan will not promise to “obey” when she marries her prince today at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, and the couple will be pronounced as “husband and wife” rather than “man and wife”. They will also refer to each other as “Harry” and “Meghan” as they say their vows, using the names they are known by rather than their given names – and not including middle or surnames. However, there will still be nods to royal tradition, with classical pieces being played while their 600 guests are taking their seats and a … [Read more...] about Meghan and Harry’s modern ceremony spin
Channel 4's gender identity season hasn’t got off to particularly flying start. While Genderquake, the first programme in the series which premiered last week, was hailed as a pioneering and eye-opening reality TV experiment, its spin-off Genderquake: The Debate, aired to... well, a kind reading would be controversy . A less kind would be near universal panning. In the live show, panellists including Germaine Greer and Caitlyn Jenner were heckled by a studio audience so viciously that more than 200 people have complained to Ofcom. So it’s a relief that this week’s offering is rather more thought-provoking, primarily because, despite the broad title of the show, the focus is narrow, exploring the thorny, emotive issues surrounding identity through the perspective of a single trans woman — the model and activist Munroe Bergdorf (10pm). Bergdorf herself is not an uncontentious figure. Last year she was fired by L’Oréal after writing on … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s best TV: What Makes A Woman?
These days, laptop prices can go well into the thousands, from the new Microsoft netbooks to the latest Apple Mac, but if you're after a speedy device to meet your university deadlines, surf the web, and catch up on Netflix, you don't have to splash out to find gold. But with so many options to choose from, it's hard to know which one to go for. So we've rounded up our pick of the best laptop deals going right now below. If you're shopping for a new laptop and are a student, don't forget to ask for student discount - you'll be surprised how many retailers offer it (including Apple!). For non-students, always try your luck for a freebie with your expensive purchase - whether it's a complimentary USB stick or a laptop bag, there's often something up for grabs. Laptop deals and discounts 1. Medion 14" full HD notebook, £199.99 Firing up in seconds, this light weight computer not only does the job well, but looks great doing it. So much so that people in the Amazon reviews are even … [Read more...] about 10 of the best laptops you can buy for under £300