Whitworth Weekending

 Whitworth Weekending, Whitworth park at night

Whitworth Weekending, Whitworth park

Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September

Whitworth Park, Manchester

Free Entry

From Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September 2013, Whitworth Art Gallery will host Whitworth Weekending, a final celebratory weekend of art, music and performance in Whitworth Park before the Gallery closes temporarily to complete its historic refurbishment and £15m major redevelopment.

Performances from the best of the Whitworth's monthly late-night programme, After Hours, will launch the weekend from 4pm on Friday 30 August, while the renowned brass band Acid Brass will be one of the highlights of the evening’s celebrations.

The festival continues on Saturday with a full family programme and live world music co-produced with Manchester's Band on the Wall. Join us for spoken word and film in The Living Room, or participate in the creation of a new work inspired by Jacob Epstein’s Genesis with the help of Manchester artist Lucy Burscough. Saturday evening will culminate with a magnificent fire and light display, with the building of the Whitworth Art Gallery as the canvas.

On Sunday the Whitworth invites visitors to come together for a communal Sunday lunch, bringing food to share. As dusk falls, Manchester artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson will mark both the end of the weekend and the beginning of a new chapter in the Whitworth’s history with a specially commissioned new work Six White Horses. The Gallery will remain open until midnight, after which the Whitworth will close until summer 2014.

For full listings see the Whitworth Art Gallery website


Events at Manchester Art Gallery
Take part in a wide range of events, from guided tours to hands-on workshops.