Events outdoors and in, for families, art lovers, and friends.
Find out what events are taking place and what's coming up.
Performances at the Whitworth
by Company Carpi
When You Light A Candle You Also Cast A Shadow is an award-nominated dance and live music performance by Company Carpi.
Thursday 8 June
Performance times: 4pm, 6pm, 7.30pm
FREE, no need to book, drop-in
Craft of Care
Join us for this all-day event of workshops and discussions to launch the Care Lab, and explore what a 'craft of care' might mean to all of us.
Saturday 17 June 17, 10.30am-3.30pm
FREE, booking is requested as places are limited
Click the Eventbrite link for full details, and to book your spot.
Refugee Week Celebrations x Manchester City of Sanctuary
Join us this Refugee Week for a celebration event bringing people together to connect, create and have fun; while promoting a deeper understanding of the experiences of those seeking sanctuary.
25 June, 1-4pm
Open and FREE* – all ages are welcome
Please click the link to find out more, and reserve your spot.
*A pay what you feel donation is open to help us provide Art Therapy workshops for our local sanctuary seekers. Our groups and sanctuary seekers will be given tickets for free.
Come and discover, create and learn together at the Whitworth.
All our family activities are FREE and are designed to enable you to enjoy a fun visit – check the link below to find out what’s on offer.
Natural Cultural Health Service
The Natural and Cultural Health Service (NCHS) is a programme of outdoor activities that promote good physical and mental wellbeing. From Meditating in Nature to Gardening for good health (GROW), at the Whitworth we have something for everyone, every week.
Visit our Get Involved NCHS page for full details
Queer Theory Reading Group
This reading group is open to all who have an interest in exploring, discussing, digesting, and critiquing queer theory.
Book your FREE place on Eventbrite, click the link for full details.
Monica Pearl's Queer Salon
Monthly discussions are held at the gallery, around particular questions in queer culture.
Please book your FREE place on Eventbrite, see dates and full details via the link below.
Part of the (Un)Defining Queer exhibition events programme.
Manchester Sacred Harp
Join Manchester Sacred Harp for an afternoon of uplifting social singing. Our door is open – sit and sing with us if you want to give it a try – or pop in to listen.
On various Sundays, 2-4.30pm, FREE, drop-in.
Click the link for dates and full details.
Students from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester perform in our South Gallery overlooking Whitworth Park.
Sunday Concerts 2023
Sunday 30 April, 3-3.35pm
Sunday 14 May, 3-3.35pm
Sunday 18 June, 3-3.35pm
Check this listing link for more details.
What's on in the area
One of the joys of a visit to Manchester is the fact that this is a compact city that’s easy to get around – you’re never far from another great place to visit.