Events

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

March 2015
April 2015
May 2015

Events for Sunday 15 March - Tuesday 31 March 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015
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 19 March 2015
Workshop for Adults 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Use all your senses to explore and make art whilst enjoying a cuppa.

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Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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Courses/Study Days 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Free English conversation class

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Workshop for Adults 5.15 5:45 and 6pm 6.30

Free, no need to book

It seems you can't get enough of art and mindfulness. We don't blame you! Due to popular demand for the lunchtime sessions Take Notice returns for another monthly session but this time in the evening. Now you can practise mindfulness after a stressful day at the office in the beautiful setting of the art gallery and unwind before heading home. Come along to Take Notice and see for yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Take Notice (after hours) happens every third Thursday of the month.

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Thursday lates from 6.30pm

Contemporary Composition students from The University of Manchester will present a series of unique new musical performances in our ground floor galleries inspired by Andrea Zapp's exhibition.

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Saturday 21 March 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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Sunday 22 March 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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Wednesday 25 March 2015
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 26 March 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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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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Thursday lates 6-8pm

Free, no need to book

Alexandra Arts' Takeover of the Late for International Women's Day explores the Suffragettes movement in terms of a fashion activism and empowerment through the Suffragette colours: green purple and white.

Inspired by our Suffragette uniform and the history of Suffragettes in Manchester, this event will inspire and empower women in the city of Manchester today.

During the evening you'll have the chance to make your own fashion piece and dress up - taking inspiration from the Suffragette colours, green, purple and white and also from the galleries collections. You can also catch Gramophonica (Pankhurst Remix) performances by Naomi Kashiwagi, see new work by Sarah Hardacre and projections adapted from Alexandra Arts 'Pankhurst in the Park' series.

Find out more about the Suffragettes and Manchester Art Gallery http://www.manchestergalleries.org/the-collections/wonder-women/

This event continues our month of celebrations around International Women's Day with Wonder Women. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200041/equality_and_diversity/6708/international_womens_day_2015 http://wonderwomenmcr.blogspot.co.uk/ @WonderWomenMcr

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Thursday 26 March 2015
Friends event 1pm - 3pm

An inspirational colour talk with Farrow and Ball's Colour Consultant, Kate Osborne. Farrow and Ball are official paint sponsors of Manchester Art Gallery.

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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Saturday 28 March 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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Saturday 28 March 2015
Workshop for adults 2-4pm

Free, no need to book

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

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Sunday 29 March 2015

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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Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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