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Families this October Half-Term

20 - 28 October

Families this October Half-Term

A week of workshops and playful interventions for the whole family to explore the Whitworth inside and out. All events are free and drop in, 20 - 28 October.

Shadow Studio
Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October

Inspired by our William Kentridge exhibition, Thick Time, explore the magic of shadows, play with light and use your imagination to create stories in the dark.


Shadow Baby
Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 October

Explore light and dark in a sensory play area especially designed for non walking babies and their grown ups.


Shadow Puppets
Thursday 25 October

Get hands on and create your own shadow puppets in response to the drawing and storytelling within our William Kentridge exhibition, Thick Time.


Big Draw: We Are 11
Friday 26 Oct

Join pupils from Stanley Grove Primary Academy for a day of playful art and making to explore their exhibition, We Are 11. Pupils will be teaming up with artists to provide hands on workshops in response to ‘Hannah Smith’s casket’ made in the 17th century to express what it means to be young today. Expect large-scale builds and embroidery to celebrate this innovative child led exhibition.


Spooky Studio
Saturday 27 October

Halloween craft fun for all of the family! Explore the Whitworth inside and out and have fun creating spooky art.


Image: William Kentridge, in collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh and Peter Gibson. The Refusal of Time, 2012
Film Still. 5-channel video projection, colour, sound, megaphones, breathing machines. 30 minutes
Courtesy William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, Goodman Gallery and Lia Rumma Gallery