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Thursday Lates

Eclectic late-night openings until 9pm every Thursday, with music, performances, talks and screenings

Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late night openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions. 

Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. All events are FREE - unless otherwise stated 

Girlfans MCFC
10 August, 6pm
Free

Installations, talks and music to celebrate the launch of Girlfans issue three. Community arts project; style publication; fanzine, since 2013 Jacqui McAssey has been photographing female football supporters of the male game, images of which are compiled as an artist book entitled ‘Girlfans'. Issue three is dedicated to the fans of Manchester City whom she observed in and around the Etihad Stadium during the 2016/17 season. 
Chorlton Ladies Singing Group will also perform a number of uplifting songs in anticipation of the new season, which starts on Friday 11 August.
 
To accompany these seasonal events celebrating self published artist books, the Whitworth shop will also stock a curated selection of limited edition publications. Alongside Girlfans we’ll also feature Bruises by Samara Scott, Feeling with Fingers that See by Stuart Whipps,
 Demonstrations of Patterns in Flow by Oliver Griffin, Nine Slices by Ocean Farini and Pure Butter by Joe Whitmore & Robert Parkinson
 
Jacqui McAssey is working at the forefront of a new wave of female fan-centric publications and initiatives. Her GIRLFANS project is intended to give female football supporters visibility and a sense of belonging in football culture. So far she has used photography and the traditional football fanzine as its platform, observing how supporters express their fandom through clothing and fashion. Her aim is to document this community in a natural, spontaneous and ever-evolving way.
 
 

 

Artist Talk: Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe
14 September, 6pm
Free, no need to book

No End to Enderby artists Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe will be joined in conversation with Dr Andrew Biswell, Director of International Anthony Burgess Foundation, to discuss their new 2-part film that plays tribute to Manchester literary hero Anthony Burgess.

This event is free, though please book your place here

 

 

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