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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


In Conversation: William Kentridge
Thursday 20 September, 5-6pm
Free, booking for this talk is essential - see Eventbrite link below

To coincide with his solo exhibition, Thick Time, at the Whitworth, William Kentridge will participate in a public talk at the Whitworth on the evening of the exhibition preview.

Tickets for this talk will be available to book online from Friday 7 September at 11am.

Book your Eventbrite ticket here:


Manchester Literature Festival: Rommi Smith and Dave Evans
18 October, 7pm.
Free, booking is advised.

Manchester Literature Festival and the Whitworth have co-commissioned poet and playwright Rommi Smith to respond to the exhibition Bodies of Colour. Spanning three hundred years to the present day, the exhibition looks at the representation of race and ethnicity in wallpaper, and includes work by Sonya Boyce, Robert Gober and Niki de Saint Phalle. Rommi is a prolific writer and performer, who often combines words and music to create beautiful and soulful work with a political bite. She will perform new poetry inspired by the exhibition and a recent research visit to New York, drawing out themes related to her own passionate interest in the historical Black Jazz and Blues Women of the 1920s – 1960s. At this special event at the Whitworth, Rommi is accompanied by pianist Dave Evans. Dave is a composer, musician and band leader with the Afro-Jazz outfit Ubunye.

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Further information on upcoming Thursday Lates will follow shortly, please check back here for details. 

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