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Thursday Lates

Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late 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, 6-9pm, free unless otherwise stated


Open Mic Night – World Poetry Day
21st March, 6:30pm FREE
Book a ticket via our Eventbrite to come and listen

The Whitworth's Open Mic night is back to celebrate World Poetry Day, join us and bring your poetry to share. The event will be hosted by local poet and Whitworth regular, Tony (Sheppard) Curry.
If you want to perform please email to book your spot. Or book a ticket and just turn up with your poems.
World Poetry Day was adopted as 21 March by UNESCO in 1999. It is an invitation to reflect on the power of language and the full development of each person’s creative abilities. It also supports linguistic diversity through poetic expression and offers endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. 


Exhibition Preview
28 March, 6-8pm
Free, open to all

Join us as the Whitworth begins a new chapter with three unique exhibitions.

Joy for Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market 
The Reno at the Whitworth
Ancient Textiles from the Andes


Be among the first to find out more about our upcoming events by joining our mailing list

If you have an idea that brings art, people and ideas together and think it would make a great Thursday Late, take the first step and fill in our proposal form

All proposals go to our bi-monthly panel (The panel meets in November 2018, January 2019, March 2019, May 2019, July 2019) and those selected will be contacted to start the panning of the event.

Before you fill in the online form please read the guidelines here Thursday Late Guidelines