What's On at The King's
BITE MY THUMB
Literature evening with each month a new theme being discussed poetry literature lovers all welcome
Date: every month Starts: 8pm Venue: Snug Tickets: no fee
KINGS ARMS KNITTING CLUB
Kings Arms Knitting and Crochet club held in the snug every Monday evening from 7pm
Date: every monday Starts: 7pm Venue: Snug Tickets: no fee
KNITTING IN THE SNUG
Join us in the snug and learn to knit, show off your knitting skills (or any other creative crafts) whilst enjoying bar and tasty food!
More info: www.myspace.com/knittingkings
Date: every Monday Starts: 7pm onwards Venue: Snug Tickets: minimum £1 donation towards breast cancer care
THE ELECTRIFICATION OF SALFORD
three bands playing upstairs-- Ghost outfit-- monster island--womb
doors 7 pm
Date: Sat 2nd Jul '11 Starts: 8pm Venue: Upstairs Tickets: tbc
QUIZ AT THE KINGS
Guest Quiz night held at the kings each quiz night will be hosted by a different quiz master ready to test your trivia. Its only £1 entry per person and the prizes are great. Quiz at the Kings is sponosred by Alhambra Beers starts 8.30pm
Date: Tue 5th Jul '11 Starts: 8.30pm Venue: Downstairs Tickets: £1 per person
THE OLD TIME STRING BAND
Martyn and Daisy ( The Old Time String Band ) play the first wednesday of the month in the bar from about 8.30pm onwards. Playign 1920's folk with a variety of wonderful instruments.
Date: Wed 6th Jul '11 Starts: 8.30 Venue: Downstairs Tickets: no fee just a small donation in the pot
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL BLACKBIRD
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENT BLACKBIRD
Date: Thu 7th Jul '11 Starts: 4.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £4.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL EIGHTEEN
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENT EIGHTEEN A PLAY WRITTEN BY MIKE HEATH
Date: Thu 7th Jul '11 Starts: 2.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL FIFTEEN MINUETS WITH YOU
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS FIFTEEN MINUETS WITH YOU A PLAY BY CATHY CRABB
Date: Thu 7th Jul '11 Starts: 9.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL THE MYTH OF ESCAPE
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENT THE MYTH OF ESCAPE
Date: Thu 7th Jul '11 Starts: 6.30 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £6.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL EMBRYO
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS EMBRYO A NIGHT OF CABERATE,THEATER,MUSIC , COMEDY AND MUCH MORE
Date: Fri 8th Jul '11 Starts: 8.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL NICE
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS NICE A PLAY BY RICHARD VERGETTE
Date: Fri 8th Jul '11 Starts: 2.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL TAG TEAM
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS TAG TEAM A PLAY BY IAN WINTERTON
Date: Mon 11th Jul '11 Starts: 2.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £7.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL THE MOLE THE GEEK AND THE BUS SHELTER
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS THE MOLE THE GEEK AND THE BUS SHELTER
Date: Mon 11th Jul '11 Starts: 5.30 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL THE TRUTH IS I CANT STOP TELLING LIES
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS THE TRUTH IS I CANT STOP TELLING LIES
Date: Wed 13th Jul '11 Starts: 2.30 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £6.00
NOT PART OF FESTIVAL WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
STUDIO SALFORD PRESENTS WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
Date: Wed 13th Jul '11 Starts: 7.00 PM Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £5.00
MANCHESTER FILM COOPERATIVE
Manchester Film Coopertaive bring you julys monthly film night
Date: Tue 19th Jul '11 Starts: 7.45 Venue: Upstairs Tickets: £3
Date: Fri 22nd Jul '11 Starts: TBC Venue: Upstairs Tickets: TBC
KOMEDY AT THE KINGS
New comedy night at the Kings showcasing the best new acts in the UK
held in the snug from 8pm
and its free......
Date: Tue 26th Jul '11 Starts: 8.30 Venue: Snug Tickets: no fee
The Guardian - Aug 2011
"Britain's most bohemian back-street boozer, ... home to theatre collective, Studio Salford"
Studio Salford are proud to give their congratulations to and be part of:
The King's Arms - 2005 Pub Of The Year
Manchester Food & Drink Festival (sponsored by CITY LIFE Magazine)
Thank you to everyone who voted - We're pleased as punch!
What's Doing - The Manchester Beer Drinker's Monthly Magazine - Aug 2005
Under the management of Jon Cooper, the King's Arms has undergone a transformation as both a real ale outlet and a multimedia arts centre. The pub is tucked away on Bloom Street, off Chapel Street, Salford and on a recent visit the real ales included Deuchers, London Pride, Taylors Landlord and two from the Broughton based Bazens' Brewery.
The Kings recently held the premiere of the award wiinning play 'Salford Stuffers'. It hosts regular music, film and poetry evenings. There is an art film night on the first Tuesday of each month, where you can order a pre-film curry. Food is available daily and the pub now has a beer garden.
So if you like culture with your real ale, the Kings is well worth a visit. Contact the pub on . For information on future events, call .
THE GUARDIAN GUIDE - Preview: Bars (30th April '05)
"Culturally, Salford has always existed in Manchester's shadow. However, in the King's Arms (admittedly, still only a few minutes walk from Manchester city-centre) the neighbour has a gem. Tucked away between new apartments and an industrial estate, under manager Jon Cooper this sensitively revamped traditional pub - ornate plasterworks and stained glass joined by modern art and big, chunky tables - has become a thriving arts hub: various leftfield creative outfits taking over the great domed performance space upstairs. Keane (secret gig) and the Guilty Pleasures club have visited recently, but it's locals like theatre collective Studio Salford and alt-country night Rain or Shine that have forged the King's reputation. Downstairs, meanwhile, the older regulars: real ale drinkers and dolled-up middle-aged women, get along fine with the bohemian thirtysomethings and students. A relaxed one-off."
ARENA LOCK-IN! THE 27 GREATEST PUBS IN BRITAIN!
The New British Pub Renaissance from ARENA Magazine (Issue 157, April '05).
12 - King's Arms, Salford
"Previously a little-known back-street boozer, thanks to the vision of manager Jon Cooper the King's Arms has become a haven for Mancs looking to host leftfield theatre/poetry/music events. The King's old (real ale) regulars - 'a cultured lot anyway', insists Cooper - happily rub along with the trendies, punks and theatre types.
Décor: A stunning glass domed roof.
Must try: Either the Rain or Shine night, a spin-off from electrotrash riot Chips With Everything that is putting the alt in alt country, or discerning house shindig El Diablo Social Club."