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Young People

Young People

At the Whitworth our programme is developed by and for young people, aged 11-24.

11-16 year olds

From the autumn we will run regular after school and school holiday activities for young people aged 11-16. Details to follow.


16-24 years olds

Whitworth Young Contemporaries is a group of young people who connect art, ideas and communities. The group meets weekly on a Thursday from 6-8pm, to plan and deliver a programme of social activism with the aim of making a difference in our local communities.

What we do:

WYC Presents – Music, Visual and performance events

WYC Makes – Artist workshops led by emerging artists

WYC Speaks – Debate, discussion

WYC Collective
Interested in art, ideas and your community? Join the WYC Collective, a group of like-minded people aged 16-24 to explore exhibitions and programme activity.Starting September.
Every Thursday from 6-8.30pm To get involved email


WYC Summer Programme 

WYC Makes
A series for creative workshops for 11-16 year olds. Join artist Helen Newman and be inspired by the Whitworth’s collection.
Thursdays 2-4pm:
26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August and 30 August
Free, booking is required.
To book a place email

WYC Summer Songwriters
A series of songwriting and composition workshop designed especially for young adults 16 – 25 with additional needs.
Explore exciting and accessible ways of writing original material, learn how to use music software to record songs and be inspired by a wide range of musicians.
31 July and then every Tuesday during August from 11:30am-2:30pm.
Free, booking is required.
To book a place email or call 07429 826053


To find out more or suggest project ideas please contact

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