The First Cut

The First CutAndreas Kocks, In the Beginning, detail, 2007

 Claire Brewster, The Harbingers 2, detail

The Judge 2010, Justine SmithRob Ryan, Map Of My Entire Life, detail

 

Family Art Club
Saturday 6 October 1 - 3pm
With special guest Japanese artist Manabu Hangai. Explore nature and learn the secret of seaweed paper-making. For families with children aged 6-11.
Free, drop in

Mini Art Club
Fridays 12 October, 9 November, 14 December, 11 January
10.15 - 11.15am and 11.30am - 12.30pm
Paper inspired activities for families with children aged 2-5.
Book one week in advance on 0161 235 8888

Imagine Weekend: The First Cut Family Cinema
Lotte Reiniger's The Fairy Tale Films
The Lecture Theatre
13th October 11am - 3.30pm
All ages will be enchanted by these magical animated films, with wonderful music tracks and charming narrations, on show all day on Saturday 13th October. The fairy-tale films are based on the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and the stories from One Thousand and One Nights.

We are showing this programme of short films all day, so you can pop in any time and stay as long as you like. Feel free to watch the films from the comfort on our giant bean bags.

Pop corn is on sale in our Cafe.

Lotte Reiniger was one of the twentieth century's major animation artists, pioneering a unique style of silhouette animation in her interpretations of myths and fairy tales. She created one of the first full-length animated films - 10 years before Disney.

Courtesy of the British Film Institute

Imagine Weekend
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 12 - 4pm
Join artist Nicola Dale to experiment and play with paper.
Free, drop in

Half Term Workshops - Paper, Scissors, GO!
Tuesday 30 October – Friday 2 November, 1 - 3pm
Cut, tear and stick as we create beautiful paper collages with artist Sarah Bridgland in this special workshop for children and their parents.
Free, drop in

Baby Art Club
Fridays 2 November, 7 December, 4 January
10.15-11am, 11.30am - 12.15pm, 1.15pm - 2pm, 2.30pm - 3.15pm
Sensory play for families with children aged 0-2 (non-walkers).
Book one week in advance on 0161 235 8888. Free.

Imagine Weekend
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 12 - 4pm
Experiment with paper with artist Andrew Singleton.
Free, drop in

Family Art Club
Saturday 5 January 1 - 3pm
Paper workshop for families with children aged 6-11.
Free, drop in

Imagine Weekend
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January 12 - 4pm
Join First Cut artist Nicola Dale to experiment and play with paper.
Free, drop in

Imagine Weekend: The First Cut Family Cinema
Lotte Reiniger's The Fairy Tale Films
The Lecture Theatre
12 January 11am - 3.30pm
All ages will be enchanted by these magical animated films, with wonderful music tracks and charming narrations, on show all day on Saturday 13th October. The fairy-tale films are based on the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and the stories from One Thousand and One Nights.

We are showing this programme of short films all day, so you can pop in any time and stay as long as you like. Feel free to watch the films from the comfort on our giant bean bags.

Pop corn is on sale in our Cafe.

Lotte Reiniger was one of the twentieth century's major animation artists, pioneering a unique style of silhouette animation in her interpretations of myths and fairy tales. She created one of the first full-length animated films - 10 years before Disney.

Courtesy of the British Film Institute

Andy Singleton's Ice Structure 2012

Andy Singleton, Ice Structure 2012, detail
Andy Singleton's Ice Structure is a 3.5m high piece made from hand cut, scored and folded paper, on display in our atrium over Christmas and the new year.

The First Cut Editions

Rob Ryan, Map Of My Entire Life, detail
Buy highly desirable limited edition work from our exhibition The First Cut: Editions online.