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Events for September & October

The Adult Programme Whitworth Art Gallery

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Manchester Craft Mafia continue their ‘takeover’ until Christmas...

Saturday 18th September 2.00pm - 4.00pm, £3 Fantastic workshop creating unique, handmade concertina books with designer Emma Fozard. For more information and examples of Emma’s work visit,

Saturday 16th October 2.00pm - 4.00pm, £3 Bath and Beauty with Chris Webb. Learn how to make your own products at home, including bath bomb cup cakes, massage bars, body scrubs, face masks, and more! For more information and examples visit,

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Alternative Camera Club The Alternative Camera Club is a monthly programme of lectures and critique discussions co-curated by Mark Page of Manchester Photography.

Saturday 18th September 10.30am - 1.00pm, ÂŁ3 As part of the ongoing series of talks brought to you by THE ALTERNATIVE CAMERA CLUB. Manchester based photographer SEBA KURTIS will be talking about his work and answering questions. He will also be available for an informal portfolio review sessions should you want to discuss your own work with this internationally acclaimed photographer.

Saturday 16th October 10.30am - 1.00pm, ÂŁ3 Photographer TBA The Alternative Camera Club is championing a more considered, conceptual approach to photography, so why not come along with some images or simply ideas and get involved...

After Hours and Student Social in the Mix Thursday 23rd September 6.30 - 9.00pm, Free This month After Hours teams up with The Student Social to host this evening of art, photography and music. Take the chance to explore the gallery and exhibitions whilst also enjoying a drink and even a game of ping pong in our fantastic South gallery, over looking the park! This event will also include the preview of ‘Freshers’ a brand new photographic document of 100 people embarking on what could be the most influencial period in their lives, university. ‘Freshers’ is part of a five year poject documenting this period by photo artist, Ed Watts. For more information please visit the blog,

Serious about Art Saturday 2nd October ÂŁ5 per session

11.00am - 1.00pm, Textiles 2.00 - 4.00pm, Life Drawing Textiles and Life Drawing workshops for those wishing to learn new skills, sharpen up old ones and meet new like-minded people.

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Urban Wandering Saturday 2nd October 11.00am - 4.00pm, Free 12.00pm Imagined Oxford Road The Urbis Research Forum and audio collective Kinokophone present an interactive walk along Oxford Road. Over the years there have been many masterplans and visions for Oxford Road, some left half-realised and some forgotten. Join us on a walk as we trace the imagined landscapes of Oxford Road along the street as it exists today. 1.00pm Parkour Tour Join this fantastic, kinetic tour and follow a group of free runners as they interact with the urban landscape in new ways. 3.00pm A writer, walking around Rusholme, unsure what to do. Take a tour around the life of Manchester based writer and comedian Socrates Adams-Florou as he examines the effect that location and setting has on artistic output. This tour features a man in a hamster wheel, an unbelievable free gift, and a peek into a top-secret exclusive location normally off-limits to the public.

Urban Wandering Saturday 2nd October 11.00am - 4.00pm, Free 11 - 2.00pm Bicycle Tour, Led by Contents May Vary collective Leave the Whitworth and head to gallery spaces in the city’s northern quarter including Kraak Gallery a space for performance and exhibition run by a group of emerging artists and International3 a commercial gallery representing a selection of international artists before cycling on to Rogue Studios, a studio complex in the city that houses an exhibition space. The Tour Guides Contents May Vary currently have studio space at Rogue and will introduce the group to the building and a selection of fellow artist’s studios. On leaving Rogue the group will head to Nexus Art Café, an active venue in the city for craft, design and music events. The tour group will be introduced to the various workshops and activities run by the café as well as take the opportunity to have some refreshments. The tour will end at Castlefield Gallery viewing their exhibition of the Feral Trade Café. 3.00-6.00pm River Irwell Tour **Starting at The People’s History Museum** Meeting at the People’s History Museum before crossing the river Irwell to explore the spaces of Salford. Led by Manchester artist Louise Woodcock, former member of Kraak gallery, the tour group will be introduced to the different spaces of Manchester Modernist Society - a duo that work to promote the architectural history and landscape of Greater Manchester, Hotbed Press, a print studio that runs a number of courses in screen printing, etching and book binding and Islington Mill Studios and Gallery. Islington Mill is a large studio complex with a gallery and music venue. Having been closed due to a redevelopment project the 1st of October sees the reopening of the building with a lively programme of events. A number of artists are based at the milll including the tour guide Louise, who will give an introduction to the different studios and spaces of the building. Also at the mill is the print collective One69a. One69a will introduce the tour group to their recently opened print studio and the range of projects they are currently undertaking. On leaving the Mill the tour group will seek out some of the live music events occurring as part of unconvention music festival, stopping off at Salford Central Station a regular space for artist’s interventions and events, before finishing the tour in art pub The Kings Arms. With studios upstairs, a music venue and a programme of craft activities the Kings Arms is a unique and friendly venue for any kind of refreshment and the perfect end to a Salford tour.

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Whitworth Adult Programme Events: Sept/Oct  
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Whitworth Adult Programme Events: Sept/Oct