From pop-up dining boxes in Salford to being cast away in Cornwall, here’s our weekly pick of attractions and events
Last week’s selection – all still going on
Support local artists while dining waterside by the Quays in Salford, at Box on the Docks, which launches today. Private dining pods seating two to six people have each been curated by a different local artist or collective, with light and sound installations, murals and more. Designs range from graffitied greenhouses to a wooden hut inscribed with poetry and another shaped like a giant record box, plus plenty of deckchairs on the grass. Grindsmith has four pods serving coffee, cake and ice-cream to walk-ins; others are taking bookings, including cocktail bar The Alchemist, plant-based cafe Vertigo (from 3 August) and Dockyard, offering craft ales and pub grub. Times vary, but there’s something on offer most days from breakfast to late evening drinks, with more restaurants to follow in the coming weeks.