King Street Shopping festival to support We Love Manchester fund

Manchester’s annual King Street Festival will be raising funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund this weekend.

King Street, the home of lingerie retailers including House of Fraser and Bravissimo, will host two days of music, food and merriment whilst fundraising to help support people who have been injured or bereaved in last month’s attack on the Manchester Arena.

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has so far raised over £1 million thanks to donations from celebrities, members of the public and local businesses.

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During the King’s Street Festival, House of Fraser will go back in time to the 1930s, courtesy of an interactive window display that celebrates the venerable store’s past.

Staff dressed in period costume Deansgate/King Street entrance will welcome customers to look through the windows to experience a slice of the building’s history.

The festival will host an art garden and street sketching workshops, alongside lawn games and a crazy golf course.

Meanwhile, parking bays on Upper King Street will transformed into a series of pocket parks featuring activities including classical music, pop up gardens and pizza making.



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