11 Central serves up bespoke #IWD2024 cocktails with Salford Lads Club

Celebrate with one of three brand-new limited-edition cocktails inspired by women!

To mark International Women’s Day, Salford Quays hotspot 11 Central is hosting a special collaboration that celebrates both local artists and the empowerment of young girls in the local community.

For the month of March, patrons of 11 Central in Central Bay, MediaCityUK will have the opportunity to view a stunning piece of ‘Salford Lass’ tufted artwork created by talented local textile artist Alena Donely for Salford Lads and Girls Club.

The vibrant sign – previously on display at the club itself and The Manchester Contemporary –was commissioned by the club to mark Shelagh Delaney Day, which takes place each year on November 25.


In addition, 11 Central will also offering three new female-inspired cocktails with a portion of the proceeds from each cocktail donated to support girls’ activities at the club.

Each of the cocktails is named after an inspirational woman from the drink’s origin, come down and try an Ana, Rosa or Dandara.

Hayley Robinson, from 11 Central, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with a brilliant local artist and to support the invaluable work being done at Salford Lads and Girls Club.

“International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the achievements of women everywhere and to uplift the next generation. Through this collaboration, we hope to honour local women’s creativity, just like Shelagh Delaney, and contribute to the future empowerment of young girls in our community.”

Salford Lads and Girls Club has been a cornerstone of the Salford community since 1903, providing a safe and supportive environment for young people to learn, grow, and thrive while also welcoming music fans from around the world thanks to Stephen Wright’s iconic image of

The Smiths taken outside in 1985.

Eric McAvoy, the father of the SISTERS DISTILLERY and SEVEN BRO7HERS, was also a member when living nearby as a young boy.

Customers of 11 Central will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the artwork and drinks but also to make a meaningful difference to the lives of local young people.

11 CENTRAL forms part of the new Central Bay site at MediaCity, and offers visitors a mix of drink, food, live music, bar games and waterside views from the 2,000-square-foot terrace. The site also serves authentic artisan beer, brewed just a few miles away via the SEVEN BRO7HERS brewery.

With a state-of-the-art microbrewery on site, customers can also enjoy limited edition beers made just metres away from the bar – available exclusively at Central Bay. Extending the menu to gin lovers, the SISTERS DISTILLERY have a key role behind the bar with its full range of award-winning flavoured gins available.