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Sheba Arts CIC will host its first full week, in-person community festival this year. The festival will showcase the best of community migrant art in Greater Manchester and the North of England. Offering an exciting community event, the festival will take place for two days in Manchester Central Library (in partnership with Ahmed Iqbal Ullah […]

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has a new exhibition about one of the author’s best known collection of stories – Cranford. Visit this exhibition to see rare editions of the book. You’ll also find some of the actual costumes worn in the BBC series by Dame Judi Dench on display too.

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Submissions are open for the Manchester Open 2022 exhibition. The Manchester Open is an art exhibition that welcomes artwork from anybody. Whether you’re a professional artist or creating art for the first time – you can submit your work to be displayed in the Manchester Open. HOME believes that everyone is an artist. This is […]

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Would you like to enjoy Castlefield Gallery at your own pace? ‘Slow Saturday’ offers an opportunity to book a timed visit to the Gallery so that you don’t feel rushed when you are experiencing the exhibitions. You will be able to enjoy the Gallery’s new exhibitions: The Annotated Reader and The Naming of Things. Tickets […]

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The Naming of Things is an art exhibition you can visit at Castlefield Gallery. The collection of includes different types of artwork. There will be paintings, sculptures and films for you to see. Each artwork aims to explore how we can use writing and language to express a range of different topics.    

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The Annotated Reader is a unique exhibition of writing displayed at Castlefield Gallery. The collection features almost 300 responses and handwritten annotations on a chosen piece of writing. For the exhibition, a range of people including artists, designers, writers and musicians were asked to imagine they’ve missed the last train. The clever exhibition displays their […]

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This collection of photographs at the People’s History Museum explores some of the prejudice faced by LGBT+ parents and families. Families come in all shapes and sizes. We think that this family-friendly exhibition raises awareness of LGBT+ families, and also celebrates the similarities between family lives.

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Take a trip to the People’s History Museum and see a 200-year-old banner. The Tin Plate Workers Society banner is 200 years old on 19 July 2021. It was created by William Dixon for the celebration of the coronation of George IV (19 July 1821). The banner incorporates the Union Jack and was intended to […]

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Manchester Jewish Museum are thrilled to welcome you to their new building this summer. For their exciting reopening, the museum has joined with Manchester International Festival to deliver a special sound artwork in their stunning synagogue. Also, explore the new museum for a journey through Manchester’s rich Jewish history. With lots to see and do, […]

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This summer the Manchester Museum have a wonderful programme of nature-themed activities on offer. We Are Nature features two new nature-based artworks exploring the beauty of our natural world. The first is Wild Chorus, a beautiful sound recording that you can sit and listen to. Hear the sounds of nature; the birds, the insects and […]