Thursday lates

Thursday Lates

Manchester Art Gallery is open every Thursday until 9pm.

The gallery adopts a more grown-up mood in the evening. Meet friends for a cheeky beer or glass of wine and forget the hassles of your day when you browse our exhibitions and displays.

There’s often something special going on too, from live music to an artist’s talk. Check below or give us a call for details of what’s happening each week.

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Filter, Antony Gormley

Thursday 16 October

Art in mind : de-stress with art
6-7pm

Free

NEW for Autumn 2014; after work de-stress session. Art in mind is a new series of informal conversations on art and its relationship to wellbeing. Come in from the cold and let's talk about art.

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about some of our most popular artworks and new exhibitions, share your thoughts with others and have time to reflect on your own sense of wellbeing.

It's an open and relaxed group discussion, led by our friendly guide, you don't have to be an expert to talk about art. Come along and see for yourself.

Relax and unwind, have a glass of wine, talk and meet new people or simply just listen and soak up the atmosphere. It's up to you.

Share your thoughts: #magwellbeing

English Corner
6.30-8pm

Free English conversation class

Are you living in Manchester and learning English? English Corner is for anyone wanting to practice their English speaking and listening skills. Each session uses two artworks, which we use as a starting point for English conversations. No need to book unless coming as a group. Meet at the Information desk.

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Manchester Art Gallery rooftop garden

Thursday 23 October

Bee Raphaelite honey and River of Flowers
6 - 7pm

Following a glowing summer and early autumn our hard working rooftop bees have produced a bumper supply of honey. We've left them plenty for the winter and the rest of this season's Bee Raphaelite honey will be on sale from 6pm.

As well as honey tasting, there'll also be talks from River of Flowers and Grow Wild, cider from local producers Moss Cider and free wildflower seeds from Seedball.

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Creative Consultants

Thursday 30 October

Creative Consultants Takeover
6 - 8pm

Choose your own creative journey using our new Creative Thinking box.

An evening of creative happenings led by the Creative Consultants for other young people. They will reveal their new Creative Thinking box and the activities that are contained within it, linking it to The Sensory War: 1914-2014.

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Andrea Zapp

Thursday 6 November

AZ.andreazapp
Time tbc

An event to celebrate our new exhibition AZ.andreazapp. Captured around the world, fashioned in Manchester: internationally renowned and Manchester-based media and textile artist Andrea Zapp reveals her first luxury womenswear collection.

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Thursday 13 November

Gin & Herb night
6-9pm

Our gallery mixologist Charlotte will be creating bespoke cocktails combining delicious gins with herbs from our rooftop garden, in a splendid alcohol celebration of all things rooftop!

Come and enjoy these special cocktails whilst DJs Jon Smith & Tommy Troubles play slow house and disco tunes.

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Filter, Antony Gormley

Thursday 20 November

Art in mind : de-stress with art
6-7pm

Free

After work de-stress session. Art in mind is a new series of informal conversations on art and its relationship to wellbeing. Come in from the cold and let's talk about art.

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about some of our most popular artworks and new exhibitions, share your thoughts with others and have time to reflect on your own sense of wellbeing.

It's an open and relaxed group discussion, led by our friendly guide, you don't have to be an expert to talk about art. Come along and see for yourself.

Relax and unwind, have a glass of wine, talk and meet new people or simply just listen and soak up the atmosphere. It's up to you.

Share your thoughts: #magwellbeing

Public tour

The Sensory War 1914-2014 public tour (6-7pm)

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Bower Meadow (1850-1872) detail

Thursday 27 November

Philosophy cafe
6.00pm - 8.00pm

FREE

Philosophy Cafe at Thursday Lates

This Thursday evening session will be an informal discussion session looking at a philosophical question. The session will start in the gallery cafe bar and will then continue in the gallery spaces using a related artwork.

Absolutely everyone is welcome; the only requirement is a willingness to be open and friendly toward others' points of view. It's a great way to have a meaningful conversation, meet new people and gives you the perfect excuse to visit the gallery.

Take Notice

Details tbc

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Cafe bar open until 9pm

Meet up with friends, drop in for food and drink in our licensed cafe, browse the galleries and shop at your leisure.

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