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Lazerian’s new pop-up (Image: Gu Photography (@guphoto.co.uk))

You can pick a coloured – and scented – pod and have drinks and cake served to you

Several futuristic, spaceship-like dining pods have appeared on King Street in Manchester city centre.

Visitors will be able to book their own coloured pod for cakes, drinks and ice creams served alongside a ‘multi-sensory’ arts experience.

The pop-up concept is a new art space from local artist Lazerian, aka Liam Hopkins.

Many will recognise his style from his work with Quays Culture, which saw him build a giant polar bear sculpture at MediaCityUK.

Hopkins will be working with several Manchester-based suppliers on a menu of coffees, Italian pastries, cakes, and luxury chocolates, as well as ice creams served in edible tubs.

Inside Lazerian SPACE on King Street (Image: Gu Photography (@guphoto.co.uk))

Lazerian Space is due to open its doors on Tuesday June 15, with renowned restaurants Tast and El Gato Negro among its neighbours.

The Tameside-based artist has taken a vacant retail unit and filled it with metal pods, lined with coloured padded walls made from 6500 plastic bottles removed from the ocean.

As well as having their own colour schemes, each pod also has its own unique scent.

Source: Spaceship-like dining pods have appeared on King Street – Manchester Evening News

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