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Campaign For Real Ale - Manchester Beer & Cider Festival - http://www.manchesterbeerfestival.org.uk/. This group is for volunteers who help with the Festival in Manchester. As time progresses news and information will be posted on the site. The logo will be featured here, once we have one.

The dates for the 2015 Manchester Beer and Cider Festival (MBCF) at the Velodrome (National Cycling Centre - NCC) http://www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/ are from setting up on Saturday 17th January (beer deliveries Friday 16th) to take down on Saturday evening 24th and Sunday 25th January and final removal of casks on Monday 28th. There will be a Trade Session on Wednesday 21st from 2/2.30pm preceded by a Regional series of competitions (feeder to CWBOB and overall Champion Beer of the North West), with the event opening to the public at 4.30/5pm - 1030pm. Thursday and Friday 22nd/23rd Noon to 1030pm. On Saturday 24th we will open at 11am and close at 7pm or 8pm (yet to be decided) allowing us to do some of the clearing up Saturday night. All organising meetings will generally be held in the upstairs Restaurant of the Angel, Angel Street, Manchester (off Rochdale Road) M4 4BQ at 2.30pm. The first fixed date in 2014 is Sunday 11th May in the upstairs Training Room of the Waterhouse, Manchester at 2.30pm. Other suggested dates are: 13th September, 11th October, 22nd November and 10th January 2014. These latter meetings will be held in the upstairs room at the Angel from2.30pm.

Public Transport to the event on Metrolink! Plenty of car park space and even hook ups for those of you who want to bring your own camper vans, caravans etc. Plus an Asda Walmart right next door with a cafe etc., plus an on site restaurant at which all Volunteers will get a 25% discount when the event is open.

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