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Outdoor Events

Upcoming events taking place outdoors at the Whitworth will be listed on this page.

Worldwide Call for Action to Remember Nature

Saturday 18 November 1pm-3pm

Clore Learning Studio & Whitworth Park

Join local artist Phil Barton as he reprises Gustav Metzger's November 2015 ‘Worldwide Call to Remember Nature’. Metzger, inventor of 'auto-destructive art', died earlier this year and the remains of his 'Flailing Trees' can be found in Whitworth Park. Phil will speak about Metzger's life and work, make part of his own work 'Out of sight, Out of mind’ and invite you to explore Nature in the Gallery and Park for yourselves.

If you would like to know more about our outdoor events, please contact the Cultural Park Keeper on 0161 275 7453


University of Manchester Wellbeing Week, 20 – 24 November

Great Escape

Take advantage of the Whitworth’s peaceful setting – and some of its wonderful new spaces, such as the beautifully restored Grand Hall – to bring mind and body into healthy alignment.

Tuesday 21 November – 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Great Escape: Mindfulness in Nature

Alex Bernstein Orchard Garden
Take some time out in the calm, contemplative space of the Alex Bernstein Orchard Garden.


Wednesday 22 November – 08:30am – 09:30am

Great Escape: Tai-Chi for Wellbeing

Grand Hall

A traditional Chinese internal art for mind and body. Located in the peaceful setting of our Art Garden, Jian Taiji offer 2 qualified instructors at each class, both with knowledge and experience in Chen Tai Chi gained since 1996.

Comfortable, flat footwear is advised. Entry is via the Oxford Road entrance


Thursday 23 November – 08:30am – 09:45am

Great Escape: Yoga

Grand Hall

No emails, texts, updates or alerts – yoga that takes full advantage of the Whitworth’s peaceful setting 

Please note: Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Entry is via the Oxford Road entrance