Following the government’s latest COVID-19 announcement, Printworks will be scaling down from Thursday 5th November, until Wednesday 2nd December. However you can still treat yourself to delicious takeaways from Wasabi and Hard Rock Cafe via Deliveroo, Uber Eats or collection. We want to thank you for all your support during this challenging time. Rest assured that we will be ready to fully re-open, just as soon as we can. Until then, take care of yourselves and each other.




Printworks has a special place in its heart for soul music, being the host venue for the Manchester Soul Festival for the last 5 years running. Only a global pandemic could stop soul fans from descending on the city for a day of nostalgia, friendship and soul. So, for Christmas this year the Manchester Soul Festival committee have decided to rank their top Christmas soul-filled tunes, a small consolation but some stellar records. Here we go…

The Temptations – Silent night (1980)

Brook Benton – Soul Santa (1971)

Otis Redding – Merry Christmas baby (1968)


Carla Thomas – gee whiz its Christmas (1963)

The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus is coming to town (1970)


Stevie Wonder – One little Christmas tree (1967)

Marvin Gaye – I want to come home for Christmas (1972)

The Supremes – Children’s Christmas Song (1965)

James Brown – Santa Claus goes straight to the ghetto (1968)

Luther Vandross – Every year, every Christmas (1995)