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Whitworth Pub Crawl

Hey! & Honeyfeet Knees Up
27 April, 2pm

The Whitworth may be closed, but our work continues. Join us for art, performance, workshops and courses – all held inside some of the city’s best-loved watering holes. Hey! & Honeyfeet Knees Up: Hosted by members of Manchester’s finest ethio-trad, folk-hop and barrelhouse-pop exponents, Honeyfeet, this session is an opportunity to flex your vocal muscles – while enjoying a Sunday afternoon pint. The band responds to work from the Whitworth’s collection with a selection of specially written folk songs. Your job is to form their impromptu backing choir, and make this interactive gig one to remember. Special guests from Manchester’s music scene will also make an appearance. Venue tbc. Full events listings and further details here...

Thomas Houseago, from the exhibition 'The Beat of the Show', Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2011-12. Photograph by Paul Nesbitt. © 2013.jpg

The Tuesday Talks spring season 2014 has now finished. The talks will resume in October this year.
Tuesday Talks at MMU
* Please note the new venue for these talks is at MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University)
VENUE: MMU All Saints Campus, New Art & Design Building, Lecture Theatre 403
Tuesday Talks invite leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. Click here for details of past Tuesday Talks...

detail of the exterior of the Whitworth Art Gallery

*Please note:
The Whitworth has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century gallery in the park, extending and doubling the size of the public space at the Gallery. We will re-open in autumn 2014.

detail of the exterior of Manchester Museum

Museum Meets
While Whitworth Art Gallery is closed why not visit our neighbours... Manchester Museum has a new year-round programme for adults. Visit the Museum Meets blog to find out more, and take a look at photos from previous Museum Meets events on Flickr.
You can also view Manchester Museum events on this events & exhibitions calendar and find out about the different events the Museum offers to visitors.

Elin O’Hara Slavick, Dead Hiroshima Flowers, 2008. Cyanotype

The Friends of the Whitworth support the Gallery, and are a lively organisation offering a wide programme of events including lectures, behind the scenes visits, visits to other art galleries, museums, houses and gardens at home and abroad and social events. Click here to visit the Friends website and find out about current events.