From Veganuary to Chinese New Year, Spinningfields is set to be a hive of activity throughout January, with a host of exciting events and offers to discover.

Whether seeking vegetable-based dishes or looking to try something new, enjoy a selection of plant-powered Veganuary menus this month from the likes of Carluccio’s, Comptoir Libanais and Sunset by Australasia. The Oast House will also be celebrating Veganuary with their Lush masterclass, on 15 January, featuring a surprise drink on arrival by Manchester Gin, a mini hand massage tutorial, MYO Bubble bar and vegan nibbles.

Receive answers to all your fitness and nutrition questions in an exclusive Instagram Q&A with a UP Fitness vegan guru (follow @spinningfields on Instagram for further details). There will also be the chance to grow and prepare your own vegan dishes, when complimentary vegetable seeds are handed out every Friday on Hardman Square, with accompanying recipes available on Spinningfields Online.

Spinningfields will also be helping to banish those January blues with deals across multiple brands, including 50% off at BLVD, The Alchemist, Oliver Sweeney and Mulberry, plus a 60% discount on selected lines in T.M Lewin.

If you are looking to celebrate Chinese New Year in style this year, head to Hardman Square, where a dazzling, neon sign will be illuminating a good-will message (visit on 24 January to receive a fortune cookie and have your name painted in Chinese), and The Avenue, which will be decorated with hundreds of red Chinese lanterns, to wish luck on all who wander by.

There will also be the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year high above Manchester, with two courses and a mini Moët for £28.50, or three courses for £33.50, at 20 Stories.

An additional host of happenings will be taking place for Walk Your Dog Month, including special pooch-screenings at The Oast House throughout the month. Plus, don’t miss the ‘Pup-arazzi’ Spinningfields photo competition, between 10-31 January, where you will be able to win a prize package for you and your pup. A meal for two and your dog at The Refinery’s ‘Yappy Hour’, featuring dog treats and ‘pawsecco’, will be up for grabs, alongside a box of ‘pupcakes’ from Hey Little Cupcake, a £20 Spinningfields gift card, and a surprise gift from Hounds of Harrogate. Check Spinningfields’ Instagram for more details.

Keep an eye on www, for further updates on all of the above and activities such as Spinningfields Little Library and art commission, ‘a Place Lived’.

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