Manchester Art Gallery

Platt Hall Open Door public events (accessible session)

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

Platt Hall Open Door public events

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

Platt Hall Open Door public events

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

Platt Hall Open Door public events

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

Platt Hall Open Door public events (accessible session)

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

Platt Hall Open Door public events

A lot has happened behind the scenes since the Hall closed to the public in 2017.  These events are an opportunity for residents and communities in Rusholme, Moss Side and Fallowfield to find out more. Join us for a tour of the Hall and collections with an open discussion to help shape the future of this historic local landmark.

Dates

Thurs 7 Nov 1–4pm
Mon 11 Nov 1–4pm (accessible session)
Sat 16 Nov 1–4pm
Wed 20 Nov 5.30–8.30pm
Fri 22 Nov 10.30–1.30pm
Sun 8 Dec 10.30–1.30pm (accessible session)

Booking

Places are free and limited to 10 people per session. Children of secondary school age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Book tickets at Eventbrite.

We’d love as many local groups as possible to be represented, so we ask you to book for one or two representatives from your group. If you’d prefer to book by phone, please call Ruth Edson on 0161 2358877 and leave a message with your preferred date and contact details.

The uncomfortable truths around tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Join us for a conversation in the lead up to a new exhibition exploring the history of tea, coffee and hot chocolate: how they arrived in the UK, their hidden histories of slavery and colonisation and changing patterns of consumption right up to the present day.

The conversation will be led by a group of teachers following on from Tanya Bruguera’s School of Integration.  Art and objects due to go on display will be a starting point for conversations with an opportunity to gather comments to contribute towards interpretation in the exhibition.  Part of the Journeys Festival 2019.


Image
Harold Sandys Williamson Picking Empire Grown Tea 1934
One of a series of posters commissioned for the Empire Marketing Board.

Lunchtime Get Together

Get together with gallery staff to discuss themes explored in the exhibition. This conversation will particularly look at the theme of Trade, as we will be joined by a local resident whose ancestor conducted his business in the Manchester Royal Exchange.

The conversation will be in Gallery 17, Get Together and Get Things Done.


 

Image
Fredrick Sargent & HL Saunders Interior of the Manchester Royal Exchange 1877, detail

Thursday lunchtime discussion with Greater Manchester Poverty Action

Join gallery staff and Tom Skinner, director of Greater Manchester Poverty Action campaign to discuss the current urgencies in Manchester.

200 years on from Peterloo, what are the ways we can make change that will benefit everyone in Manchester.

More discussions will be on September 12, 26.

Part of Get Together and Get Things Done

 

 

Thursday lunchtime get togethers

A conversation with gallery staff about ideas explored in the exhibition. Using the artworks to talk about cont

Get together in the exhibition to discuss the key themes of Solidarity, Democracy, Mass movement, Crowd control, The right to appear, Crowd Communication and Collective action. 

August 1, 15

September 12, 26