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Avery, 6-10 Hanover Street, Manchester, M4 4BB

Avery is the home of Altogether Otherwise - a ‘hobby house’ providing relief from the fast paced, demanding culture that we’ve all become so used to. A former dis-used print shop, it is now a place to pursue creativity and explore new activities whilst bumping in to like-minded people in an ever changing workshop, store and gathering space. With free drop in workshops and activities every day of the week, Altogether Otherwise is proudly part of the NOMA neighbourhood.

Home to the new 'hobby house'

Altogether Otherwise is the latest venture for creative urbanist Ben Young, and a culmination of 10 years driving a participatory neighbourhood-led approach at NOMA which include ‘the pub that Manchester built’, the Old Bank Residency and city gardening project Plant.

Ben Young said: “Altogether Otherwise provides an escape from the results- orientated efficiency that has infiltrated every part of our lives. We’re providing a place to simply be, without having to justify or account for ourselves. The hobbies we encourage are free-wheeling pursuits of aimless pleasure which act as a much- needed salve for a world dominated by achievement.

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