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Thursday Lates

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

Shading the Count
Thursday 23 May, 8pm
Free, please book via Eventbrite

Two instruments meet, converse & interpret their love of music through rhythmic expressions.Bass player, Jim Parris & Tap percussionist, Imani Jendai embark on a collaborative exploration of rhythm, using the body & bass, as percussive instruments & channels of communication. Digital film by Clive Hunte & visual art by Jacqueline Brown, illustrates this journey.

A sharing of research & development into a performance work for galleries & unusual spaces supported by National Lottery funding through Arts Council England & in-kind support by STUN & The Whitworth. Movement Direction by Imani Jendai & Advisory Consultant Blu UK Jazz Dance.

Book your Eventbrite ticket here


Stories of a Manchester Street
Thursday 23 May, 6-9pm
Free, no need to book

Published by History Press, Stories of a Manchester Streetby Elaine Bishop and Phil Barton is a contemporary history of residents in a Rusholme street.  The evening will feature neighbours telling their stories as documented in the book.
A century on from its original Edwardian construction, this contemporary portrait of a street in inner Manchester tells the stories of today’s residents.  Born in eighteen countries from four continents, the accounts told by the residents themselves narrate their journies from nomadic herding in Somalia to conscientious objection in Germany and the UK, and from arranged marriages in South Asia to arriving from rural Ireland to find work.
With a common theme of making a new life in Manchester, this is an important account of a successful multi-cultural community in an ever-divided world. Profiling today’s residents alongside those who occupied their homes at the time of the 1911 census, Stories of a Manchester Street provides a colourful reflection on the changes, resilience and sense of community that lives just around the corner on our inner-city streets.


Joy For Ever and WYC Acivates: 
Colourxway Performance & Open mic
Thursday 6 June, 6-8pm
Free, drop-in, no need to book

A night of music, poetry and entertainment showcasing the talent of young people who attended a series of workshops programmed by Colourxway. With the collective hope of displaying what their art means to them, join their night of expression and express yourself with a joint open mic afterwards.
WYC Activates are commissioned by Whitworth Young Contemporaries to support young people develop creative projects that make a difference in their communities.

This event is part of the Joy For Ever events series.


Whitworth Volunteers Open Evening

Thursday 6 June, 5:30-8:30pm

Interested in volunteering at the Whitworth? Join us for a social evening of workshops and discussions and hear about opportunities to volunteer across the gallery this summer. From assisting with an archive all the way from Ghana to supporting with the production of our summer events and volunteering alongside your family. Come and hear from our director Alistair Hudson, other staff members and current volunteers about how you can get involved.

For more information please email our Volunteer Manager

As part of celebrations for National Volunteers Week #VolunteersWeek


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If you have an idea that brings art, people and ideas together and think it would make a great Thursday Late, take the first step and fill in our proposal form

All proposals go to our bi-monthly panel (The panel meets in November 2018, January 2019, March 2019, May 2019, July 2019) and those selected will be contacted to start the panning of the event.

Before you fill in the online form please read the guidelines here Thursday Late Guidelines