Saturday Selection: the Oscars

Saturday Selection: With the Oscars just around the corner, we celebrate the heavyweight of 18th Century acting, David Garrick (1717-1779). One of the many buildings named in Garrick’s honour was The Garrick's Head pub, which stood for over 170 years on Manchester’s Fountain Street. The pub was originally situated next to the original Theatre Royal, which stood diagonally opposite the Portico Library, between Charlotte Street and Back Mosley Street. Construction began on the theatre in 1806, the year the Portico Library opened.