Fighting malaria with music at The Living Room

The Living Room will be doing its bit to fight Malaria on Thursday 25th April with a live music Swing Night at its Deansgate venue.

The event will coincide with World Malaria Day and every £7.00 raised will be used to buy life-saving mosquito nets via the United Nations Foundation’s global Nothing But Nets campaign.


The grassroots initiative raises funds to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to families across sub-Saharan Africa, and educate communities on how to use them. Nothing But Nets is working to help end malaria in this generation.


Performing live will be 1920's Harlem Swing Band ‘52 Skidoo’.  A 3 piece Harlem swing band, 52 Skidoo have turned back the clock to play a dazzling set of vintage American music in the style for which it was written. With charm, sophistication and a cool, captivating sound, they’ll perform classic favourites like ‘Ain’t Misbehavin‘, ‘The Joint is Jumpin’ and ‘Your Feet’s Too Big'.


This live music event is free to attend but there will be a discretionary donation per table.


To raise additional funds, the bar and restaurant has created a bespoke ‘Mosquito Mojito’.  This fundraising cocktail will be available to buy throughout April and £1 per purchase will be donated to the campaign.  


Dave Khan, General Manager at The Living Room commented: “Every 60 seconds, a child dies of malaria. It is one of the leading killers of children in the world, but is so easy to prevent.


“A mosquito net simply costs the same as a round, but is one of the single most important ways to stop the spread of malaria. This night is our way of supporting the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and we hope it’s going to be really well supported in Manchester.


“By coming to the event on 25th April, or buying one of our Mosquito Mojitos at any time during the month, our customers will be able to make a big difference and have fun at the same time. We really hope the initiative is a great success that sends nets and saves lives.”


“We’re thrilled The Living Room is helping spread the buzz about stopping malaria this World Malaria Day,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. “Anyone can join the fight against malaria. No child should die from a disease that’s easy to prevent.”


To find out more about the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign please visit


The Mosquito Mojito



50ml Bacardi Superior White Rum

Handful of picked mint

2 tea spoons of brown sugar

6 Lime wedges

50ml Cranberry Juice






  • Place the lime wedges, mint and brown sugar into the glass
  • Muddle together
  • Fill half the glass with crushed ice
  • Add the White Rum
  • Churn with a bar spoon
  • Add more crushed ice to the top of the glass
  • Top with cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge