13th August 2014

This time,

We are bidding a few farewells in this weeks newsletter, but in the same breath we have new horizons in the form of art, food and music.

With great sadness THIS Thursday we are hosting the last Stop Making Sense to be held on a Thursday at Common, these guys have been with us for over seven years now EVERY single week, so it comes with a pain in our hearts to say bye bye to the longest running night in Common HISTORY, you will be deeply missed, dry your eyes mate.

Also happening this week is the take down of Rob Baileys ‘Above and Below’ exhibition, one of biggest challenges to date, Rob’s work has proven a smash, hope you grabbed yourself a lovely piece of his work? In light of this comes a new exhibition from Skull Paradise, we are proper excited by this, the place will be taken over ‘street dogs’ read on for more barking mad info.

The new food menu launched last Monday to a great response, we have some super sweet deals in place for you lunchtime munchers, get down and bring your hungry friends.

Musical highlights for this week include the Space Jam special with Dan Russell and Michael Holland, Haxan with Brain Machine Radio PLUS The Beagle host the Eighty Six guys.

Yours forever.

Mr W.Badger

Thursday 28 August
NEW exhibition Skull Paradise

This morning we finished taking down Rob Bailey’s Above & Below exhibition to prepare for The Gravehounds Of Bone Street to hit Common. The Gravehounds are a leather wearing, motorbike riding, bad attitude, swearin’ gang of degenerate street dogs. They have shed their collar tags and leashes to live a life of hedonistic depravity. The corner of Bone Street is their spot, a corner lined with anti-feline, anti-human and anti-everything graffiti.

Skull Paradise, the people behind the Gravehounds, are an illustration and design collective from Brighton, Leeds and London featuring five weirdos: James Burgess, Sophy Hollington, Idiot’s Pasture, Kate Prior and Pippa Toole.

Together they have designed posters and videos for the likes of The History Of Apple Pie, New York Times, Wooden Shjips, Joanna Gruesome, Urban Outfitters, Pitchfork, Molly Nilsson, Group Rhoda and Hookworms (Idiot’s Pasture plays guitar in Hookworms fact fans). This exhibition will be Skull Paradise’s third exhibition and first collective show in the North after exhibiting “Bad Trip” at 2014’s Pick Me Up at Somerset House.

We invite you to join in the bad attitude and show canine solidarity on Thursday 28th August at 6pm. Expect temporary gang tattoos, Gravehound patches, limited edition risograph prints, a DJ set from Pinot Grigio records, free booze and bad vibes. Wear leather.

Wednesday 27 August
Mr Hyde

Your second favourite day of the year is almost here! No not Pancake Day, #NationalBurgerDay! We’ve teamed up with Shortlist and Mr Hyde to give you 20% off our burger this special day, all you have to do is click this link, sign up and you’ll get a voucher to use on Wednesday 27th August, for that is when this, the most sacred of days, occurs.

We’re also going to be creating an extra special burger that will be designed by YOU – hit reply to this email and let us know what would make up your Ultimate Common Burger and we’ll pick out a winner and hopefully we will be serving it up on #nationalburgerday – my vote’s going to the Common Classic Goat’s Cheese Burger!

The Beagle will also be getting in on the action, no reason you can’t double dip on your burgers, so send them your ideas as well!

Sunday 24 August
Eighty Six at The Beagle

Here at Common, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ will be filling your Bank Holiday Sunday with joy as he spins records that influence and excite him from 8pm till midnight, while over in Chorlton The Beagle have invited back the Eighty Six collective to fill your ears as they raise a glass to the ‘last days of summer’.

Starting from the mid afternoon resident DJ’s of Eighty Six will be providing the perfect late Summer soundtrack on what might be the biggest terrace in South Manchester (probs), hopefully the sun will be out to accompany the fine food, music and drinks!

Eighty Six are a collective of friends (Jif, Jeff O’Toole, Rob Bright and TC) who met through a love of music and have hosted nights in various bars across Chorlton and have a monthly night at the Outlaws Yacht Club over in Leeds.

The boys also present the Sounds of Eighty Six podcast; a musical ramble which is available to listen to now via their blog.

New Menu
& Meal Deals

Last Monday we launched our new menu with some super sweet deals to fill your belly! The new menu includes a range of deli style treats along with sharing platters and salads. Excellent homemade chillis and the soon to be famous Nacho Maximo – one holy hell of a nacho platter, perfect for sharing – are ready to consume with your (taste)buds.

Don’t worry, we’ve kept your faves, the classic Common Cheese Burger is always a treat, but strong contenders such as the Reuben, the legendary Maple Bacon and Kimchimany Kim Chin Churay are not far behind.

Our delicious snack options will get your saliva glands flexing, Houmous Deluxe, Cornbread, Deep Fried Pickles and Chilli Cheese Fries are just a few ambrosial highlights.

Sweet Deals : Monday to Friday 12pm – 5pm

* Burger & Side – £7.95

* Sandwich & Side – £7.95

* Taco & Side – £7.95

* Salad & Side – £7.95

And don’t forget, as you’re a Common Member you get 10% off selected drinks, all day everyday when you show your shiny orange card!

*T&Cs apply


Thursday 14th // Stop Making Sense
9pm until 2am

Friday 15th // Well Future ‘Space Jam’ special with Dan Russell and Michael Holland / 9pm until 1am – free

Saturday 16th // Friends In Common with Tullis Rennie
9pm until 1am – free

Sunday 17th // Haxan with special guest Brian Machine Radio
4pm until midnight


Wednesday 20th // Common Knowledge
7.30pm till 11pm – free

Friday 22nd // Well Future with Kickin’ Pigeon
9pm until 1am – free

Saturday 23rd // Friends In Common with White Pepper
9pm until 1am – free

REMEMBER to use your ‘shiny orange members card’ to get 10% off selected drinks all day every day (t&c apply) – lost your card? drop us an email with your name and address – thanks.

Elsewhere in Manchester

Wednesday 13th // Death Shanties and Irma Vep with live drawings by Alex Humphreys at Kraak Gallery – 7:30pm

Thursday 14th // The Shrieking Violet 5th Birthday at Castlefield Gallery – 6pm

Tuesday 19th // Lawrence Arabia and Aldous RH at Eagle Inn – 7:30pm

Wednesday 20th // Flamingods and The Yossarians at Kraak – 7:30pm