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Manchester Jazz Festival

Manchester Jazz Festival is back to bring the buzz of music to the city centre this May. From 6 – 29 May, the MJF Piano trail will see pianos dotted about the city, freely available for passers-by to play. Manchester Arndale is one of 13 locations across the city taking part in the trail, along with Piccadilly Train Station, Central Library and others.

Manchester Jazz Festival are also running a competition to find Manchester’s best street pianist with a whole raft of prizes up for grabs including a Yamaha P-456 piano, return tickets for anywhere on the Northern Rail network and a gift package and vouchers worth over £100.

Do you think you have what it takes to win? Share a short video of your performance to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter tagging in @manchesterjazzfestival / @manijazzfest and using the hashtag #mjfpianotrail. 9 winners will be selected based on who showed the most creativity, ingenuity and gave the best performance.

Find the Manchester Arndale piano at Exchange Court on the upper mall until 29 May.

Find out more by heading to their website.

Elizabeth Arden Spa Express Service

Rejuvenate your skin with a luxurious and pampering spa express service available in-store at the Elizabeth Arden Counter inside Debenhams.com Beauty. There are two services available to try including Skintervention and Oxygen Beauty Blast. Using a heated plate and LED lighting, Skintervention offers a unique facial massage to brighten, plump and smooth the skin. Using a refreshing spray of nutrient-enriched serum and a blast of concentrated oxygen, the oxygen beauty blast instantly gives your skin a boost of radiance, hydration and a glow that lasts for days.

This Spa Express Service costs £15 and is redeemable against a purchase at Elizabeth Arden. Head to Debenhams.com Beauty for more information or to see how it’s done, check out our reel on Instagram.

PizzaLuxe Saturdays

Delicious pizza, chilled cocktails and Manchester’s best DJ’s = Saturdays at PizzaLuxe.

PizzaLuxe is the place to be on Saturdays with their all-new weekly DJ sets kicking off your weekend alongside the tastiest pizza and cold draught beer and cocktails. Curated by Manchester-based DJ collective ‘Bad Fun’, the weekly DJs will soundtrack your weekend shopping with Soulful House and Disco flavours.

Head to PizzaLuxe every Saturday from 2pm to check it out.

Kokoro – Coming soon

You may have already spotted the huge advert on their new store but we are so excited to share that Korean Japanese takeaway and restaurant Kokoro will soon be opening at Manchester Arndale! Kokoro was started over a decade ago in a tiny restaurant in London and has now expanded to more than 50 locations across the UK. You will be able to enjoy a variety of dishes from their menu including warming bowls of noodles, stir-fries with rice and sets of sushi and nigiri.

We’re super excited to have Kokoro joining our dining and leisure hub in Halle Place and we can’t wait for you to dig into their scrumptious food.

Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for more information.