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Paper Anniversary

It’s been a year since our reopening, and what a year it has been. Join us to celebrate our Paper Anniversary, winning Museum of the Year and welcoming many thousands of visitors.

Paper Anniversary

Sunday 14 February 2016 10am – 5pm

It’s been a year since our reopening, and what a year it has been. Join us to celebrate our Paper Anniversary, winning Museum of the Year and welcoming many thousands of visitors.

A day of making, performance and play, all through the medium of paper.


Performances:

Hallé Baby
11am – 11.45am
& 12pm – 12.45pm
Grand Hall

Join us for this classical concert with a difference as the Hallé orchestra and the Whitworth join forces to bring you a music, paper and play extravaganza.
For under 5s and their grown ups.

This event is now fully booked


 

Kamishibai Paper Cinema
12pm – 12.45pm & 3pm – 3.45pm
New Acquisitions

Kamishibai or ‘paper drama’ is a traditional Japanese form of storytelling.
Join the Kamishibai Gagi and his bicycle theatre for tall tales and paper stories.

 

Workshops and installations:

Pop-Up Paper Florist
10am – 5pm
New Acquisitions

Visit our pop-up stall and help florists create beautiful paper bouquets and blooms.

Flutter
11am - 1pm
Portraits

Dust in the crevice of an old book’s spine, the crumple of scraps, the scratch of a biro. Paper as sound, shape and stimulus.
Whitworth Young Contemporaries artists Helen Newman & Cave Man present an interactive challenge to the senses.

Noise Orchestra
2pm – 5pm
Portraits

Create graphical paper scores inspired by the patterns of the Whitworth’s wallpapers.
Expect electronics, turntables, light and noise!

 

Cutting Edge
10am -5pm
Watercolours

Fold, cut, shape and tear. Work with artists to build a Tibor Reich-inspired geometric paper installation.

 

Wallpaper Studio
10am - 5pm
Learning Studio

Inspired by our bold and beautiful wallpapers, come and create colourful patterned prints with your whole family.

 

Time’s Garland for the Year
2pm - 5pm
Grand Hall

Durational performance from artist Nicola Dale, inspired by Walter Crane’s, Time’s Garland for the Year.
Watch as 365 sheets of green paper in different shades, textures and weights are transformed into an extraordinary green space.