Events

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

April 2015
May 2015

Events for Wednesday 1 April - Wednesday 29 April 2015

Date: Wednesday 1 April

Title: Art bites

Type: Discussion

Time: 12.30 - 1pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: 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.


Date: Thursday 2 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Thursday 2 April

Title: Japanese Craft and Design

Type: Artist talk

Time: 6.30 -7 .30pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Internationally acclaimed ceramicist Yasuko Sakurai and award winning furniture designer Fumio Enomoto talk about their work.


Date: Saturday 4 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Saturday 4th April 2015

Title: Baby Saturday - Clore special

Type: Family events

Time: 1-3pm

Description: Due to Baby art club falling during the holiday period we are having a special Baby themed Studio Saturday. Join Naomi and Najia in the Clore Art Studio for a sensory exploration. Drop in anytime 1-3pm.


Date: Sunday 5 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Tuesday 7- Friday 10 April and Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 April 2015

Title: Holiday workshops - Pattern pathways

Type: Family events

Time: 1-3

Description: Pattern pathways

This Easter we are exploring pattern. Repeating, layering and tessellating shapes to create patterns that interact with the space around us.

The pattern workshops will take place in our new Clore Art Studio; an interactive space for families and visitors of all ages.

Ages 1- 11

1-3pm drop in, no need to book


Date: Tuesday 7 April

Title: Take notice:

Type: Workshop

Time: 12.15pm, 1pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Relaxed lunchtime session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with art using Mindfulness techniques. Recent studies have shown that regularly practicing Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve memory and concentration and lift your mood. Meet in the Atrium near the main information desk in the centre of the building.


Date: Wednesday 8 April

Title: Art bites

Type: Discussion

Time: 12.30 - 1pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: 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.


Date: Wednesday 8 April

Title: English corner

Type: Discussion

Time: 1 - 2.30pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Are you learning English? English Corner uses art and objects to help people learn English. Our English tutor, Kate will lead you in activities, which help you practise your speaking and listening skills using our current exhibitions House Proud and Eastern Exchanges.

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


Date: Thursday 9 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: 10 April 2015

Title: Mini art club Easter special

Type: Family Events

Time: 1-3pm

Description: Due to Mini art club falling during the holiday period we will be hosting a early years focused workshop. Free, no booking required.


Date: Saturday 11 April,

Title: Family art club

Type: Family events

Time: 1-3

Description: Enjoy art, be creative and make things together in our artist-led workshops. For families with children aged 5-11. No need to book, please arrive at 1 for sign in.


Date: Saturday 11 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Sunday 12 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Tuesday 14 April

Title: Philosophy cafe

Type: Discussion

Time: 10.15 - 12 noon

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: The Philosophy cafe is an informal discussion group combining art and philosophy. Each topic is chosen by the previous months group and links to current exhibitions on display. It's a great way to have a meaningful conversation and enjoy art. Meet in the cafe bar.

Philosophy café Evening

Every fourth Thursday of each month 6-8 p.m


Date: Tuesday 14 April

Title: Mindful marks

Type: Workshop

Time: 12-2pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join Artist Naomi Kendrick in these multi-sensory and experimental drawing workshops using mindfulness-based techniques.


Date: Wednesday 15 April

Title: Art bites

Type: Discussion

Time: 12.30 - 1pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: 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.


Date: Thurs 16 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Thursday 16 April 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Eastern Exchanges

Type: Friends e vent

Time: 12pm

Cost/booking info: 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.

Detail: Discover more about beautiful craft objects from Japan, Korea and China as curator Janet Boston takes Manchester Art Gallery Friends on a special tour of Eastern Exchanges.

Sorry this event is fully booked


Date: Thursday 16 April 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Eastern Exchanges

Type: Friends event

Time: 2pm

Cost/booking info: 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.

Detail: Discover more about beautiful craft objects from Japan, Korea and China as curator Janet Boston takes Manchester Art Gallery Friends on a special tour of Eastern Exchanges.


Date: Thursday 16 April

Title: Making conversation

Type: Workshop

Time: 1 - 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, please book in advance on 0161 235 8888.

Detail: Talking about and making art whilst using all your senses.


Date: Thursday 16 April

Title: Take notice: After hours

Type: Workshop

Time: 5.15pm, 6pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Relaxed evening session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with art using Mindfulness techniques.

Philosophy café evening

Every fourth Thursday of each month 6-8 p.m


Date: Thursday 16 April

Title: English corner

Type: Discussion

Time: 6.30 - 8pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Are you learning English? English Corner uses art and objects to help people learn English. Our English tutor, Kate will lead you in activities, which help you practise your speaking and listening skills using our current exhibitions House Proud and Eastern Exchanges.

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


Date: Thursday 16 April

Title: In the Footsteps of a Master: Evening talk with Emily Allchurch

Type: Artist talk

Time: 7 - 8pm

Cost/booking info: £8, £6, £4

Detail: To coincide with the exhibition, Emily Allchurch In the Footsteps of a Master, Redeye is hosting a talk with the artist, providing a unique opportunity to hear Emily speak about her life and work.

The gallery will remain open until 9pm as so attendees can view the exhibition before and after Emily's talk.

Book tickets here: http://www.redeye.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=169&reset=1


Date: Friday 17 April

Title: In the Footsteps of a Master: Workshop and critiquewith Emily Allchurch

Type: Artist workshop

Time: 10.30am – 16.30pm

Cost/booking info: £90, £75, £65

Detail: To coincide with the exhibition, Emily Allchurch In the Footsteps of a Master, Redeye is hosting a workshop with Emily, inviting participants to spend a day with her at the gallery.

During the workshop, Emily will give an in-depth presentation on her life and work, lead a practical task around the use of montage and run a critique and advice session.

This is a unique opportunity to work closely with Emily and learn from an internationally acclaimed artist.

Book tickets here: http://www.redeye.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=168&reset=1


Date: Saturday 18 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Saturday 18 April 2015

Title: Creative Consultants: Masterclass with Emily Allchurch

Type: Workshop for young people

Time: 10am - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free. To book your free place please contact Kate Day on k.day1@manchester.gov.uk or 0161 235 8855

Detail: A hands-on workshop with photographer Emily Allchurch, using her current exhibition In the Footsteps of a Master as a start-off point. The workshop will include gallery based discussion, making your own photographic artworks and Emily's professional arts career advice including art education, exhibitions, funding and self-promotion.

Meet in Education Studio 2.


Date: Sunday 19

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Thursday 23 April 2015

Title: In conversation with Simon Reeve

Type: Talk

Time: 6 - 9pm

Cost/booking info: Booking is essential. Tickets cost £5 for Friends, £8 for general public. Credit/debit cards and cheques accepted.

To book email k.athey@manchester.gov.uk or call 0161 235 8873.

Detail: Enjoy cocktails and canapés as we join TV's Simon Reeve who will be sharing tales of his exciting travels to the Caribbean, captured in his new BBC2 series starting 22 March.


Date: Thurs 23 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Thursday 23 April

Title: Eastern Exchanges Exhibition tour with audio description

Type: Tour

Time: 10.30 - 12 noon

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join curator Janet Boston and audio describer Anne Hornsby for a tour of this exhibition showcasing craft and and design from China, Japan and Korea.


Date: Thursday 23 April

Title: Philosophy cafe at Thursday lates

Type: Discussion

Time: 6 - 8pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: The Philosophy Cafe is an informal discussion group combining art and philosophy. Each topic is chosen by the previous months group and links to current exhibitions on display. It's a great way to have a meaningful conversation and enjoy art. Meet in the cafe bar.


Date: Saturday 25 April

Title: Open doors

Type: Family events

Time: 9.15-10.45

Description: Open doors is a series of creative activities especially for children with autism and other social communication issues, their families and carers. Come along and enjoy and explore art together. Sessions are free, no need to book and suitable for children and young people aged 5-16 with a parent and carer. For further details please call Sarah on 0161 235 8869.


Date: Saturday 25 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Saturday 25 April

Title: Close knit at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Fields

Type: Session

Time: 2 - 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book.

Detail: This is a great opportunity to knit in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. Beginners and more experienced knitters welcome.


Date: Sunday 26 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Wednesday 29 April

Title: Art bites

Type: Discussion

Time: 12.30 - 1pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: 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.


Date: Thurs 30 April

Title: Highlights tour

Type: Tour

Time: 2 - 3pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join a guided tour of the gallery and discover the stories behind the art works and the building. Learn about the history of the gallery and find out more about art. Each guide has their own style and choice of art works, so no two tours are the same.


Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Emily Allchurch exhibition

Type: Friends event

Time: 5.30pm

Cost/booking info: 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.

Detail: Friends of Manchester Art Gallery are invited to join Curator Natasha Howes for a special tour of the Emily Allchurch exhibition.


Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Emily Allchurch exhibition

Type: Friends event

Time: 6.30pm

Cost/booking info: 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.

Detail: Friends of Manchester Art Gallery are invited to join Curator Natasha Howes for a special tour of the Emily Allchurch exhibition.