Events

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

February 2015
March 2015

Events for Sunday 1 February - Saturday 28 February 2015

Sunday 1 February 2015
Tour 11am-12pm

Free, no need to book

Tour of the Sensory War Exhibition.

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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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Tuesday 3 February 2015
Workshop for Adults 12.15 - 12.45pm and 1 - 1.30pm

Free, no need to book

Take time out of your busy day and experience artworks within the gallery in a calming and rejuvenating way. Using mindfulness techniques, you will be guided to explore specially selected works in this free lunchtime session. Recent research has shown that practicing mindfulness can reduce stress, lift your mood and improve memory and concentration. It's free and no previous experience is required. Simply come along and join in.

Take Notice happens every first Tuesday of the month

Coming soon...

Mindful Marks, Spring 2015. Drop in, draw and de-stress. Join Artist Naomi Kendrick in these multi-sensory and experimental drawing workshops using mindfulness-based techniques. Tuesday afternoons. Everyone is welcome. No need to book.

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Wednesday 4 February 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 5 February 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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Friday 6 February 2015
Family Events10.15-11am, 11.30-12.15pm, 1.15-2pm, 2.30-3.15pm

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.

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Saturday 7 February 2015
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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Family event 1pm - 3pm

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

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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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Sunday 8 February 2015
Tour 11am-12pm

Free, no need to book

Tour of the Sensory War Exhibition.

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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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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Workshop for Adults 10.30am-12pm

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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Wednesday 11 February 2015
Courses/Study Days 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Free English conversation class

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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 12 February 2015
Tour 10.30am-12pm

Free, no need to book

Audio descibed tour with object handling relating to Something Blue: Wedding fashions 1914-2014.

Please note, this event is at Platt Halll Gallery of Costume, Rusholme.

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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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Friday 13 February 2015
Family event 10.15-11.15 and 11.30-12.30

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.

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Saturday 14 February 2015
Family event 1-3pm

Free, no need to book

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.

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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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Sunday 15 February 2015
Tour 11am-12pm

Free, no need to book

Tour of the Sensory War Exhibition.

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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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Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 February 2015
Family event 1-3pm

Free, no need to book

Join us this half term to explore mini worlds with artist Michiko Fujii. Drop in session, 1-3pm.

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Workshop for Young People (aged 14-19) 11am-3pm

Free, no need to book

Behind the scenes visit to Manchester Art Gallery's Art Stores and Queen's Park Conservation Studios.

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Wednesday 18 February 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 February 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 1 - 4pm

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

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Tour and talk 6 - 8.30pm

The evening includes:
Private Erotica in Public Places
6–7pm
Join curator Kate Jesson in the company of a sexologist for a highlights tour of the gallery.

Frocks and Sex
7.30-8.30pm
Fashion designer Helen Storey in conversation with curator Miles Lambert and fashion commentator Caryn Franklin, exploring the relationship between sexuality and sensuality from a life in fashion and textiles.

Frocks and Sex display
Helen Storey has selected four dresses which interrogate the subtle balances and tension between sexuality, sensuality and evolving female wisdom in her design process.

These will form a gallery trail on display 19 February–1 March (10am–5pm Monday–Sunday, Thursdays until 9pm.

Book tickets for both events at Eventbrite.

Supported by Wellcome Collection as part of the Sexology Season.

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Courses/Study Days 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Free English conversation class

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Workshop for Adults 5.15 – 6pm and 5.45 – 6.30pm

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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Saturday 21 February 2015
Family event 9.15 - 10.30

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 togther. 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 email Sarah on 0161 235 8869.

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Sunday 22 February 2015
Tours 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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

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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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Wednesday 24 February 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 February 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 6-9pm

Come and enjoy special cocktails using our rooftop herbs and gallery honey, and start your weekend early whilst enjoying a DJ set from The Chuggernauts. A relaxed, funky atmosphere in our gallery atrium is promised.

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