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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

WYC After-School Programme
Thursdays, 3.15-4.30pm. Free, booking details below.

A series of after-school workshops for 11-16 year olds. Join artist Helen Newman and be inspired by the Whitworth's collection.
If you want to come along or if you have more questions, email Sally our Youth Engagement Coordinator:

Autumn Term
1,8,15,22,29 November and 6 December 2018

Spring Term
28 February, 7,14,21,28 March and 4 April 2019

Summer Term
6,13,20,27 June, 4 and 11 July 2019


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 6-8pm To get involved email


To find out more or suggest project ideas please contact

For the latest programme information follow us:

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We're delighted to be receiving support from Cass Art