Events

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

June - July 2015

Events for Sunday 28 June - Thursday 30 July 2015

Date: Sunday 28 June

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.


July


Date: Wednesday 1 July

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?

Art Bites is about chatting with other people about art. Each week the session focuses on two contrasting art works on display at the gallery. It's a great way to find out what others think and express your own opinions about art.


Date: Thursday 2 July

Title: Thursday lates

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6-9pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday. Meet with friends, catch an exhibition in your own time, or drop in for a few minutes to revisit a favourite art work. There are plenty of free workshops, talks and performance events programmed too, so watch this space for details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

@mcrartgallery
#MAGThursLates


Date: Thursday 2 July

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: Friday 3 July

Title: Baby Art Club

Type: Family Events

Time: 10.15-11am, 11.30am-12.15pm, 1.15-2pm, 2.30-3.15pm

Description: Use all your senses to explore our artist's space. For babies who aren't walking yet, with an adult or carer.

Book one week in advance on 0161 235 8888.


Date: Saturday 4 July

Title: Baby Saturday

Type: Family event

Time: 1-3pm

Description: More sensory exploration. Drop in and make friends. For babies who aren't walking yet, with an adult or carer.


Date: Saturday 4 July

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 5 July

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 July

Title: Take notice

Type: Workshop

Time: 12:15 – 12.45pm, 1 – 1.30pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Take Notice is a 30 minute free wellbeing session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with art using Mindfulness-based techniques. Recent studies have shown that regularly practicing Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve memory and concentration and lift your mood. No previous experience required


Date: Wednesday 8 July

Title: English Corner

Type: Workshop

Time: 1-2.30 pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: English Corner is for people who are learning to speak English. Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

It's free. No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

Please get in touch with Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 or email r.edson@manchester.gov.uk for more information.


Date: Thursday 9 July

Title: Thursday lates

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6-9pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday. Meet with friends, catch an exhibition in your own time, or drop in for a few minutes to revisit a favourite art work. There are plenty of free workshops, talks and performance events programmed too, so watch this space for details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

@mcrartgallery
#MAGThursLates


Date: Thursday 9 July

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: 9 July

Title: Ed Atkins exhibition tour with Audio Description

Type: Tour

Time: 10.30am – 12noon

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Curator Natasha Howes and audio describer, Anne Hornsby lead a tour exploring this unique show by Ed Atkins. Part of Manchester International Festival this exhibition will question and challenge performance and the digital world. This tour is very accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted.


Date: Friday 10 July

Title: Mini art club

Type: Family event

Time: 10.15-11.15am and 11.30am -12.30pm

Description: Discover artworks, explore materials and make friends in our artist-led workshops. For families with children aged 1-4. Book one week in advance on 0161 235 8888.


Date: Saturday 11 July

Title: Family art club

Type: Family event

Times: 1-3pm

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 1pm for sign in.


Date: Saturday 11 July

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 July

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: 12 July

Title: Ed Atkins exhibition tour in British Sign Langugage

Type: Tour

Time: 3 – 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Jennifer Little leads a tour in BSL exploring this unique show by Ed Atkins. Part of Manchester International Festival this exhibition will question and challenge performance and the digital world.


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.


Date: Tuesday 14 July

Title: Philosophy cafe

Type: Workshop

Time: 10.15am-12pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: The Philosophy cafe at Manchester Art Gallery is an informal discussion session, meeting twice a month. Each session starts with looking at a piece of art linked to the topic. Absolutely everyone is welcome; the only requirement is a willingness to be open and friendly toward others' points of view. No need to book. Just turn up and meet Sue/Peter at the gallery information desk.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 or email r.edson@manchester.gov.uk


Date: Tuesday 14 July

Title: Mindful marks

Type: Workshop

Time: 12 – 2pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Join Artist Naomi Kendrick and find your flow in this open and friendly drawing workshops for adults. Drop in for as long as you like to mark-make amongst Masters such as Turner, Constable and Gauguin. Explore and develop drawing techniques inspired by Mindfulness.

Drawing experience or skills not required, just an open mind and some curiosity. Stay for two minutes or two hours.


Date: Wednesday 15 July

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?

Art Bites is about chatting with other people about art. Each week the session focuses on two contrasting art works on display at the gallery. It's a great way to find out what others think and express your own opinions about art.


Date: Thursday 16 July

Title: Thursday lates

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6-9pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday. Meet with friends, catch an exhibition in your own time, or drop in for a few minutes to revisit a favourite art work. There are plenty of free workshops, talks and performance events programmed too, so watch this space for details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

@mcrartgallery
#MAGThursLates


Date: Thursday 16 July

Title: Making Conversation

Type: workshop

Time: 1 – 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: These workshops involve talking about and making art by using all of your senses. The sessions are audio described (for blind and partially sighted participants) and all materials and refreshments are provided. All adults welcome. Please book in advance. Tel: 0161 235 8855


Date: Thursday 16 July

Title: Take notice (after hours)

Type: Workshop

Time: 5:15 – 5.45pm, 6 – 6.30pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Take Notice is a 30 minute free wellbeing session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with art using Mindfulness-based techniques. Recent studies have shown that regularly practicing Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve memory and concentration and lift your mood. No previous experience required.


Date: Thursday 16 July

Title: English Corner at Thursday lates

Type: Thursday Late

Time: 6.30-8 p.m.

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: English Corner is for people who are learning to speak English. Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

It's free. No need to book, just meet Lisa at the Information desk.

Please get in touch with Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 or email r.edson@manchester.gov.uk for more information.


Date: Saturday 18 July

Title: Open doors

Type: Family event

Time: 9.15-10.45am

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 20 June

Title: Open doors

Type: Family event

Time: 9.15-10.45am

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 poeple aged 5-16 with a parent and carer. For further details please call Sarah on 0161 235 8869.


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Date: Saturday 18 July

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 19 July

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 22 July

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?

Art Bites is about chatting with other people about art. Each week the session focuses on two contrasting art works on display at the gallery. It's a great way to find out what others think and express your own opinions about art.


Date: Thursday 23 July

Title: Thursday lates

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6-9pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday. Meet with friends, catch an exhibition in your own time, or drop in for a few minutes to revisit a favourite art work. There are plenty of free workshops, talks and performance events programmed too, so watch this space for details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

@mcrartgallery
#MAGThursLates


Date: Thursday 23 July

Title: Philosophy cafe at Thursday lates

Type: Workshop

Time: 6-8pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: The Philosophy cafe at Manchester Art Gallery is an informal discussion session, meeting twice a month. Each session starts with looking at a piece of art linked to the topic. Absolutely everyone is welcome; the only requirement is a willingness to be open and friendly toward others' points of view. No need to book. Just turn up and meet Sue/Peter at the gallery information desk.

For more information please contact: Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 or email r.edson@manchester.gov.uk


Date: Thursday 23 July

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 July

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 July

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

Type: workshop

Time: 2 – 4pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: This is a great opportunity to knit in a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Beginners and more experienced knitters welcome. Each month Lucy Burscough leads a session inspired by the Gallery of Costume collection.

All materials provided.


Date: Sunday 26 July

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 July

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?

Art Bites is about chatting with other people about art. Each week the session focuses on two contrasting art works on display at the gallery. It's a great way to find out what others think and express your own opinions about art.


Date: Thursday 30 July

Title: Thursday lates

Type: Thursday lates

Time: 6-9pm

Cost/booking info: Free, no need to book

Detail: Manchester Art Gallery is open until 9pm every Thursday. Meet with friends, catch an exhibition in your own time, or drop in for a few minutes to revisit a favourite art work. There are plenty of free workshops, talks and performance events programmed too, so watch this space for details or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

@mcrartgallery
#MAGThursLates