SEESAW is a creative space in Manchester and the brainchild of three respected northern creatives: Philip Hannaway, David McCall and Atul Bansal. SEESAW is based on the philosophy that work doesn’t feel like work when people are free to act independently and creatively. In other words, what if your office was also an art gallery?
It’s a hub for culture, community, work, art, well-being, food, and coffee … damn good coffee, the sort Agent Cooper would approve of in Twin Peaks. Based in the historic warehouse 86 Princess Street, near YES and the Factory nightclub, it’s an event and exhibition space that you can also hire as a workplace.
The famous cafe is open all week and features bespoke single-source coffees from local roastery Swansong. Already popular as an island of calm in Manchester’s busy urban scene, the cafe hosts resident chefs from London and around the world such as Batard and Primo Bagels, serving up extra-special cafe fare for hungry creatives. Look out for Batard’s dark flaky bakes and babkas.
You can also book a room at SEESAW to use as a workspace, at very reasonable rates. And it’s not just any utilitarian workplace for hire. You’ll be part of a friendly, productive community as different creatives mingle and network. Whether you’re looking for a regular slot or want a one-off change of scene for you or for a small team, SEESAW could be just the ticket.
SEESAW also hosts events, ranging from cutting-edge art exhibitions to yoga and dance classes, and everything in between. One popular recurring event is Monday Motivation High Energy Dance with Fiona Ledgard – a rooftop dance-out, like Zumba but for the 2020s. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the challenges of the new week.