ABV Fest 16 at Carlisle Memorial Church

What an amazing venue to have the ABV festival 2016. This part restored Methodist Church is a listed building and has been having extensive restoration work for the past few years. It’s nearly done and today and yesterday proudly houses the ABV beer festival.
I had the fortune of coming and checking it out. The building is amazing, but you also have the chance to check out the beers, cocktails, snacks, cheese and food stalls at the rear….why didn’t I hear of it sooner!!!!!

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Silverburn Shopping Centre

Silverburn is a large out of town shopping centre to the south west of Glasgow along the A77. It has 4500 free car parking spaces, 4 key anchors being TESCO, Debenhams, Next and Marks and Spencer’s. There are over 100 stores in this single storey and long complex. 



There are a great number of quality food outlets from restaurants to take outs and stands in the mall- something for everyone. When we went we dined at Bella Italia which was lovely. I was very impressed with the number of food outlets-there was definitely something for everyone!!
Silverburn replaced the Pollok Centre (which was opened in 1979 and was 214,000 ft squared). It is a colossal 1,500,000 square footer and was opened in October 2007. 


Apart from shopping and eating there are activities to keep the young happy and there is a cinema to keep all ages happy. We spent a couple of hours when we visited but one can spend a whole day- how long will you spend there?