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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. FREE. 


Sound as Specimen
26 May, 6.30pm. Free

Exhibition viewing & artist talk with Kinokophone, Jez riley French and Coryn Smethurst.

Are sounds the specimen of daily life, particular experiences, traces of a time in the world? How can they live on as objects of study and what stories do they tell? How can they be presented and how ought they be heard? In this interactive audio installation, arts collective Kinokophone explore the idea of sounds as collectible objects- as specimen to be preserved, displayed, experienced and shared. The artwork is a collaborative project between Kinokophone and sound recordists Jez riley French and Coryn Smethurst.



Cross Cultural Textiles
2 June, 12pm - 9pm. Free

Creative Hands Foundation presents an exhibition of West African textiles designed and produced by ABC Wax in Manchester since the 1900’s until present day and the link to Akosombo Textiles Ltd in Ghana. Highlights include, wax printed textiles, film, music, performance, food and dance.


Autism Charity Evening
7 July, 6pm - 9pm. £32 (booking essential)

Focus Manchester invites you to an evening with a difference at the Whitworth. Get involved with fun and interactive activities to give you a real insight into the world of Autism. What it might look, feel, smell or taste like and just how tricky it can be for children that live life on the Spectrum. We know from experience that these special little minds take in and process information differently so it seems pretty obvious we need to teach a little differently. Join us and learn how, with a look into some interventions that really are making a world of difference. And of course eat, drink and have fun too.

All proceeds go to supporting the work of Focus Manchester. Booking essential, click here to reserve your place


14 July, 7pm. Free

SPIRIT:level brings together artists, film makers and musicians in a series of pieces set in the city's industrial past and it's emotional future. It centres around 'Angel Meadow Story' by Mark Hoyle, a visionary journey backwards and forwards in time; from the grime of Little Ireland, through a gleaming steel and polished glass present, and onwards. Spoken words, with an original soundtrack and films from Kelly Reader and Mark Hoyle, SPIRIT:level also features new work from Strange Loop, and visual art from Paper Piano, Stefan Hoyle and others.

This event is free and no tickets are needed, but arrive early to avoid disappointment. 


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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.