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“I loved being part of a team and thinking about difficult things. It made me think differently about stories in the media.” Post 16 student

British Identity

8 November 2017, KS3-4
With The University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences

This full day explores contemporary ideas around British Identity, its culture and society, how and why it is has changed over time. Participants will explore the Whitworth’s South Asian exhibition and global artefacts at Manchester Museum in relation to the key themes. Students will leave with a greater sense of self and understanding of the diversity of British values.

Free, booking essential (40 places)

Making Sense of Contemporary Art Masterclass

19 January 2018, KS4-5
With The University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Culture

So what is contemporary art? What are the factors that make art contemporary?
Work alongside academics, curators and artists to unpick why art made today can be thought-provoking and mystifying, through discussion and practical workshops and making connections to exhibitions in the gallery including Raqs Media Collective.

Free, booking essential (60 places)

Perceptions of Face Masterclass

14 March 2018, KS4-5
With the University of Manchester’s division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology

How do we read faces? How do our facial features form our identity? What makes a face attractive? These are all elements we consider when meeting people, communicating and portraying faces in art. Inspired by artist John Stezaker’s exhibition and research at the University, this masterclass explores key elements of the perception of face through conversation and practical workshops.

Free, booking essential (60 places)


You can use our online booking form to arrange your visit to the Whitworth, or for more information  E-mail the learning team or call on 0161 275 7453