Manchester Art Gallery

This is us

Join our Age Friendly Collective for an evening of art, conversations, music and games inspired by Shirley Baker’s photographs of Manchester from 1960-80

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 22 June 2017, 5.30pm–8.30pm

Free. No need to book

Come and join us to share stories, be creative, make art and have a great evening.

  • Discover more about the work of Shirley Baker in our curator’s tour starting at 5.45 pm

  • Join in with recent work and activities created by members of the Age Friendly Collective.

  • Bring along your photos and objects that tell a story about inner city Manchester and Salford during the time of Shirley Baker’s photos.

  • Hear poetry performed by the ‘Opening Doors’ creative writing group from Hulme.

  • Enjoy live music and games from Moss Side’s Yellow Bird Age Friendly group.

  • Listen to children from Divine Mercy School, Moss Side in conversation with members of the Age Friendly Collective.

This is us has been organised by Manchester Art Gallery’s Age Collective.

For more information about This is us, please contact Ruth Edson on 0161 235 8877or email

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