Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions.
Thursdays, 6-9pm, free unless otherwise stated
The Reno at the Whitworth:
Thursday 12 November, 6-9pm
Free, booking required click here for details
The Reno, simply put, was a legendary, rocking, funk and soul, 1970s, cellar club in Moss Side, Manchester. This book launch celebrates 'Excavating the Reno' in print, limited to 500 copies, ever! Discover how The Reno at the Whitworth exhibition has evolved during the first nine months of its year-long residency at the gallery, with a DJ Set from Persian (the original Reno DJ).
Thursday Late: Celebrating Pearl Alcock
Thursday 28 November, 6-9pm
Free, no need to book
Join us for discussion, music, art, drinks and dancing in this free evening to celebrate artist, activist and entrepreneur, Pearl Alcock.
6-7pm, Talk by Museumand, Museum of Caribbean Heritage - ‘Pearl Alcock and Railton Road: Art, Activism, Community’ with new commission by Daniel Francis aka Danny F the art sloth.
7-9pm, Complimentary drinks and dancing sound-tracked by the legendary Quantro Sound System.
Museumand, Museum of Caribbean Heritage will host a lively celebration with conversation, art and music by Quantro Sound System to evoke the spirit of Alcock’s shebeen in a discovery of the artist's extraordinary life, mapping her journey from her Jamaican home to Brixton and her entrepreneurial and artistic life.
Be transported back to Railton Road, Brixton between 1958 and 1988 - a hotbed of radicalism, popular with the black gay male community and the British Black Panthers – as Museumand discuss what they have uncovered about Alcock’s life and artistic legacy. Meet some of the Railton residents - characters that shaped the creative scene, whose social activism influenced and changed British life. Be prepared to re-think and re-adjust your understanding of community, neighbourhood and enterprise.
New work by illustrator, Daniel Francis aka Danny F the art sloth will provide the backdrop that will bring Railton Road to life!
The evening will be soundtracked by Quantro Sounds who have been bringing reggae, roots and dub to Nottingham and Birmingham since the 1970s.
This event corresponds with our Pearl Alcock exhibition which is currently on display.
WYC Presents | Film Screening
Solange Knowles: When I Get Home
Thursday 28 November 2019
6-7pm, free, booking essential
Please book via this Eventbrite link
The Whitworth is proud to announce a special screening of US musician and artist, Solange Knowles’s film, When I Get Home.
Originally released in March, this extended director’s cut of the film has been screened at art institutions across the US and Europe, and now comes to Manchester.
The film accompanies Solange’s latest album of the same name and is an homage to her Houston, Texas roots, black cowboys, and Afrofuturism.