Events

With our programme of events, from family workshops to talks and lectures, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

January 2015
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Events for January 2015

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Art Bites

Tour 12.30 - 1pm

Free, no need to book

Like to talk about art and life with other people? Join us for this lunchtime discussion about two art works on display. Just turn up and see what other people think and contribute your thoughts and ideas. Discussions are led by a member of gallery staff or a trained volunteer.

Meet in the Atrium near the main information desk in the centre of the building.

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Thursday 22 January 2015

Highlights Tour

Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a tour and discover some of the highlights of Manchester Art Gallery.

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Sensory War exhibition tour

Tour 6-7pm

Free, no need to book

Tour of the Sensory War Exhibition.

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Scottishness and whisky cocktails

Thursday lates 6.30-9pm

Free, no need to book

It's Burn's Night on Sunday 25 January so to get you in the mood to celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire's birth, join us for art and drinks with a Scots flavour. At 6.30pm curator Hannah Williamson takes us on a tour of the exhibition A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness, which explores Victorian stereotypes of Scotland as portrayed in some of our most popular historic works and looks at how ideas and portrayals of Scotland and Scottishness have changed over the last two centuries. In the bar, you can enjoy specially created whisky cocktails featuring honey from our own rooftop hives.

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Philosophy Cafe at Thursday lates

Workshop for Adults 6-8pm

Free, no need to book

The Philosophy Cafe is an informal discussion group which combines art and philosophy. It's a great way to have a meaningful conversation and enjoy art. Meet in the cafe bar.

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Friday 23 January 2015

English Corner Continuing Professional Development

Workshop for ESOL tutors 1-4pm

Free, no need to book

Use art and objects to help teach ESOL. Feel more confident when bringing your group to the gallery and museum. Learn how to get the most out of our English Corner ESOL provision. Session 1 is at Manchester Art Gallery and session 2 is at Manchester Musuem.

For more details and to book a place, please email Ruth Edson at r.edson@manchester.gov.uk

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Saturday 24 January 2015

Studio Saturday

Family event 2pm - 4pm

Join us in the Clore Art Studio 2-4pm where our artists pop in to support play and add their own unique touches to the space.

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Highlights Tour

Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a tour and discover some of the highlights of Manchester Art Gallery.

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Friends event 2pm - 3pm

Heaven in a Hell of War is an exhibition of work by acclaimed British painter, Stanley Spencer, on loan from the National Trust's Sandham Memorial Chapel. Join curator Natasha Howes for a tour of these wonderful masterpieces depicting Spencer's own wartime experiences.

Booking is essential. To book email the Friends team with your Friends membership number at friends@manchester.gov.uk. If you're not already a Friend but would like to join so that you can support the gallery and come along to our exclusive Friends events, you can find out more here.

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Sunday 25 January 2015

Highlights Tour

Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a tour and discover some of the highlights of Manchester Art Gallery.

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Creative Consultants

Workshop for Young People (aged 14-19) 1pm - 4pm

Free, no need to book

Film-maker Jess Wild will lead a Masterclass in documentary filmmaking using your mobile phone.

Find out more about the Creative Consultants

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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Art Bites

Tour 12.30 - 1pm

Free, no need to book

Like to talk about art and life with other people? Join us for this lunchtime discussion about two art works on display. Just turn up and see what other people think and contribute your thoughts and ideas. Discussions are led by a member of gallery staff or a trained volunteer.

Meet in the Atrium near the main information desk in the centre of the building.

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Saturday 31 January 2015

Studio Saturday

Family event 2pm - 4pm

Join us in the Clore Art Studio 2-4pm where our artists pop in to support play and add their own unique touches to the space.

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Highlights Tour

Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Take a tour and discover some of the highlights of Manchester Art Gallery.

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