We have a regular programme of events for adults designed to spark your curiosity and imagination through talking, making and debating. Most of the programme is free.
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 – 3.00pm, free drop in.
Three times a week a trained guide from the Friends of Manchester Art Galleries leads an introductory tour around the gallery. Each guide has their own style and personal favourites, so it’s a different tour every time.
First Tuesday of every month
Free, no need to book, just turn up
Take Notice is a 30 minute free, lunchtime session where visitors are guided in looking at and engaging with artworks using mindfulness-based techniques. Recent studies have shown that practising Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve our brain’s ability to process information and lift our mood. No previous experience required. Come along and have a go.
Art bites - every Wednesday, 12.30pm - 1pm, no need to book
Say what you see and chat with other visitors and our friendly Art Bites volunteers team. You don't need to know anything about art to join in with this informal chat based on the things we can see in the gallery. We look at two art works each week and talk about our responses to them. Looking at art is a great way to unwind, take a break in the middle of a busy day and think about things we don't always get time to.
Tuesday's, Manchester Museum
4 Feb, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 Aug
Wednesday's, Manchester Art Gallery
1-2.30 p.m. 12 Feb, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May, 11 June, 9 July, 13 Aug
Thursday's, Manchester Art Gallery
6.30-8 p.m. 20 Feb, 20 March, 17 April, 22 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 Aug
For more information please contact, Ruth Edson:
A series of creative workshops taking place throughout the year, on the third Thursday of the month between 1pm - 4pm.
This experimental approach to understanding and making art uses all your senses. You'll find your own approach during the sessions of talking, trying new creative techniques and socialising at these friendly workshops. The workshops will take place on a monthly basis on the following dates:
All materials and refreshments are provided. If you would like to go, you will need to book a place on 0161 235 8888.
To get involved contact Helena Lee on:
Tel: 0161 235 8877