Categories: Heaton Park

ParkLife 2017

So here we are once again. Parklife returns to Manchester. And as we live opposite Heaton Park we get a grandstand view of the arrangements. And those arrangements seem to improve year by year.

There’s a lot more toilets dotted around this year. There’s also better barriers to keep the crowds from the cars as people walk around the outside of Heaton Park.

It just looks so well organised.

The downside? It’s pouring today, the first day. And when I say raining, I don’t mean a gentle shower I mean a real cat and dogs that will soak you through in 5 seconds! So my advice is bring your wellies – although I know they’re kind of festival uniform. You’re definitely going to need them because the fields got a little churned up last year – without the rain. Think what it will be like this year!

Anyway, I hope everyone has a peaceful and wonderful time.

Jim Symcox: Manchester is great. At Manchester University I take part in Gilbert & Sullivan productions each year. I'm a Manchester-based business growth coach and marketing evangelist and like to help companies grow more profitable, more quickly.