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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


Deanna Petherbridge: Preview and book launch
Thursday 1 December, 6-8pm. Free

Join us at the opening of a solo show of pen and ink drawings from across a 45-year career. Since the 1960s, Deanna Petherbridge has pioneered critical thinking on drawing and its place in art and architecture. This exhibition preview coincides with the publication of a major new monograph, Deanna Petherbridge: Drawing and Dialogue, by Circa Press available for purchase in the gallery shop.

Find out more about the Deanna Petherbridge exhibition here.


Adelphi Laptop / Jazz Sextet
8 December, 7pm. Free

An evening of live, improvised music interventions in the Whitworth’s exhibitions and spaces. Founded in 2015 at the University of Salford, the Adelphi Jazz / Laptop Sextet present an alternative take on free improvisation fused with electronic music through challenging the binary between live and recorded media in this original collaboration. The ensemble also work from scored timelines to provide structural elements to the compositions, alternating between instrumentalist and laptop-led sections. Recent performances have included Salford Sonic Fusion Festival, SPARC 2015 and Manchester Art Gallery. 

Adelphi Laptop / Jazz Sextet include:

Lee Jones - Guitar 
Tim France - Saxophone
Joseph Nickson - Double Bass
George Grundy - Drums
Manoli Moriaty - Laptop
Adam Hart - Laptop 


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If you have an idea that brings art, people and ideas together and think it would make a great Thursday Late, please fill in our proposal form here.