Events

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

May 2015

Events for Sunday 24 May - Saturday 30 May 2015


Date: Sunday 24 May

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: Monday 25 May

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 26 May - Friday 29 May

Title: Half term workshops for families

Type: Workshop

Time: 1 - 3pm

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

Detail: Work alongside artist, Dena Bagi, to create printed clay forms, using bone china slip and brightly coloured paints. Our exhibition Eastern Exchanges and the Lost Gardens will provide the inspiration. Creative, messy, fun!


Date: Wednesday 27 May

Title: Art bites

Type: Tour

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 28 May

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 28 May

Title: Philosophy cafe at Thursday lates - CANCELLED

Type: Discussion

Time: 6 - 8pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Unfortunately our volunteer is ill, so we are unable to run Philosophy Cafe this evening. Next one on a Thursday evening will be 25 June.


Date: Thursday 28 May

Title: Musical tour CANCELLED

Type: Performance

Time: 5.30 and 7.30pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Unfortunately Black Jack Barnett's musical tours have been cancelled. We hope to programme them again very soon.


Date: Saturday 30 May

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: Saturday 30 May 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Artists in the Frame, Van Dyck and others

Type: Friends event

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: Friends of Manchester Art Gallery are invited to join Curator Rebecca Milner for a special tour of the Artists in the Frame exhibition.


Date: Saturday 30 May 2015

Title: Curator-led tour of Artists in the Frame, Van Dyck and others

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: Friends of Manchester Art Gallery are invited to join Curator Rebecca Milner for a special tour of the Artists in the Frame exhibition.


June


Date: Thursday 4 June 2015

Title: Talk on 'The History of Manchester in Ten Plants'

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6.30pm

Cost/booking info: Tickets are £4 on the door, cash only please.

Detail: Manchester tourguide Anne Beswick looks at the history of Manchester through ten plants.


July


Date: Sunday 12 July

Title: Tour in British Sign Language

Type: Tour (BSL)

Time: 3 - 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Jennifer Little leads a tour in BSL exploring themes in current exhibitions and displays. Find out more about works in the collection and share your opinions.