On hearing about this I must admit I was one very excited rainycitytales.

Pin Up a 1950s inspired portable pop-up bowling alley (that means four full sized lanes), cocktail bar and diner are launching here in Manchester next month. The fun will be happening in Hardman Square in Spinningfields every day from the 15th of September to the 6th of November 2011. The concept has evolved out of a bi-monthly event held at London’s boutique Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes and is now ready to go on tour around the land.

Even if you’re thinking balls to bowling? Then you’ll be able to throw some shapes rather than some rocks DJs including Mr HudsonNorman Jay and The Unabombers will be on hand during the 8 week run to get you grooving in the 400 capacity temporary space. Whilst Pin-up residents will also be on site to strike the right notes for the rest of the time.

Then if all that leaves you needing to be fed and watered authentic food and beverages will be being served. Anyone for a Mint Choc milkshake with the cheeky addition of rum or vodka?

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