On Sunday 8thMarch, Cottonopolis team up with Diablesse Rum to celebrate girl power for International Women’s Day, featuring female lead creative workshops, pop-ups and cocktails, sound tracked by The Beat Boutique’s all female collective.

Cottonopolis celebrate IWD20 by teaming up with Cleo Farman, the face behind Manchester based Diablesse Rum. Alongside a day full of female-led activities – to showcase the talent of some of the young female entrepreneurs of our city – they have created a cocktail menu for the occasion which will see a percentage of the proceeds donated to The Pankhurst Trust(in connection to Women’s Aid), who work together to challenge gender inequality and help the victims of domestic violence get the help and support they need.

If you’re a regular at Cottonopolis, you’ll know that Sundays are all about the Mancunian DJ collective The Beat Boutique, providing sounds of rare soul, funk, disco and groove. From humble beginnings of hosting Manchester club nights in 2008, to soon growing an impressive following and playing amongst DJ heavyweights, The Beat Boutique bring musical passion and the most enviable vinyl collection to the Cottonopolis Sunday Social.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, these Northern Quarter residents are switching things up and inviting some of the best local female DJ’s to select the very best female power playlist all day long.

Alongside the back-to-back musical line-up will be a full day of exciting workshops hosted by Manchester based creatives – a wonderful opportunity to work alongside like-minded women, support an independent, female lead business and create something you can cherish forever:

  • From 10.30am Aimee from Bloom HQ will also be hosting one of her most popular floristry classes, where you can learn how to make your own flower bouquet. Using beautiful, seasonal flowers and learning new skills such as how to prep, cut and style your arrangement professionally, which you can then take home to keep- bonus.  TICKETS HERE 

  • Join Lucy Charlotte Jewellery from 1pm and learn all the skills to make your very own solid silver ring from scratch using traditional silversmithing techniques. TICKETS HERE

There will also be pop-ups throughout the day. First up is local accessory & jewellery brand July Child, founded by jewellery-enthusiast Sinead Flood. Sinead will be selling a selection of must-have pieces, from signet rings to on-trend hair accessories; some of which from their brand-new collection! Small Fry Collective, a collaborative platform for creatives, run by local illustrators; Áine, Maisy and Maia, will follow in the evening, setting up a pop-up shop of hand-drawn artwork and other one-off pieces.


No Sunday is complete without a spot of brunch, served from 10-3pm and offering a selection of sweet and savoury dishes to kick-start your day. if you fancy heading over later, or making a day of it, Yum Cha will begin from 4-10pm, where you can enjoy 2 hours of as much Dim Sum as you like – simply take what you like from the passing trolleys!

A Sunday not to be missed, jam packed full of joyous events and collaborations to celebrate women-kind all under one roof.