First Street’s outdoor screen will make a triumphant return to Tony Wilson Place this summer as the estate prepares for Wimbledon 2019.
This summer, Tony Wilson Place will be transformed into a haven for sports fans and revellers, complete with garden games, deckchairs, pop-ups and a big screen to watch the tennis tournament on.
The screen will pop up on June 27 and will remain in situ until July 27. Wimbledon will take place from July 1-14 and will be the main event in the estate’s wider summer programme, which will involve screenings of Glastonbury, Tour de France, F1 British Grand Prix and Cricket World Cup highlights.
Ice cream will be available from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, who usually operate out of Affleck’s Palace in the Northern Quarter but will be bringing their pastel-coloured ice cream van to First Street whenever the sun comes out.
Sophie S.tephenson from CBRE, who manages the estate on behalf of First Street Management Company, said:
“We’re looking forward to kicking off the summer season with Wimbledon again, following a great success last year.
“We like First Street to be as inclusive a space as possible, and we love putting Wimbledon on each year as we feel it works for families, our occupiers, local residents and crowds of all ages – it’s always a great atmosphere and caters to everyone.”
First Street will play host to several other community events this summer, including free yoga classes and HIIT fitness sessions across the estate and tenant-only BBQs. On-site hotel INNSIDE will be putting on “Summer Sessions” each Friday, offering a burger and a beer deal for £5 accompanied by live music on its terrace.
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