Sadler’s Yard is Manchester’s new public square. The space was named by the public in a city-wide naming competition after James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly. James Sadler famously flew his balloon in 1785 from the NOMA site but has since been lost from popular history.
Sadler’s Yard was officially opened on 3rd December 2015, kicking off a host of regular events for the public.
Sadler’s Yard is also home to The Pilcrow Pub – a unique pub concept built by the people of Manchester using traditional techniques to help safeguard dying arts and skills by returning them to the local community for another generation. Anyone can sign up for a workshop taught by a team of skilled master crafts people, learn a new skill, and make a piece of The Pilcrow Pub itself.
Opening in September 2016 in Sadler’s Yard, find out more about Pilcrow events and workshops at www.thepilcrowpub.com or follow @ThePilcrowPub
Sadler’s Yard has been delivered in partnership by NOMA and Manchester City Council and with support from the European Regional Development Fund.