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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

Thursday Lates: Made You look - Made You Stare
Thursday 4 May, 6pm-8pm. Free
Booking is for this event is essential - RSVP here - see details below 

FCBStudios are hosting a special event at the Whitworth as part of Thursday Lates to talk about museums: what are they for? And perhaps more importantly, who are they for? Please join us to explore these questions, and more, in the company of some of the north west’s finest museum, theatre, poetry and design practitioners.

What do we want - and what have we come to expect when we visit a museum?
A decent cup of coffee?

Design practice Feilden Clegg Bradley studios invites you to explore these questions in the company of some of the North West’s finest museum, theatre, poetry and design practitioners at a special evening event.

Speakers include:
Clare Hughes
: Partner & Narrative Designer, FCB Studios. Jo Beggs: Development Director, The Manchester Partnership (The Whitworth, Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery). Elizabeth Newman: Artistic Director, Bolton Octagon Theatre. Andrew Lovett: Chief Executive, Black Country Living Museum. Peter Clegg: Architect & founding Partner, FCBStudios. Clare Lilley: Director of Programmes, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Poetic reflections by Poet in the City

More speakers will be announced on the evening…
Drinks and canapés will be served - more info here.

Booking essential please RSVP to  to confirm your place.


Thursday Lates: NTS Takeover
18 May, 7pm-11pm. 
Free, no need to book

A night of left-field music and off kilter video projections from the cult internet radio station NTS Radio - bringing you a late evening showcase of DJs and visual artists. Expect idiosyncratic playlists and a party atmosphere as avant-garde NTS Radio take over the Whitworth for one night only.

Please note: Entrance after 9pm through Parkside entrance only.

Part of Manchester After Hours to celebrate Museums at Night.


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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