Manchester Art Gallery

A Crash Course in Real Latin Music

Saturday 20 July

3.30pm.

A condensed history of music in Latin America and its roles in society, culture and politics. Find out about the evolution of Latin music and why it’s such an important form of expression.
Teacher: Gio Bagioli
Location: Gallery 12

In the Eye of the Beholder

Saturday 20 July

2.30pm.

Pakistan is slowly losing its centuries-old traditions of beauty, adapted through history from Persia to China. Learn some of the practices that originated in the East but are now prevalent in the West – and have your eyebrows done while you learn!
Teachers: Shamim Afshin & Farzana Butt
Location: Permanent Galleries

Tarot Cards for Brexit

Saturday 20 July

2pm.

Explore the myths and images of tarot cards while making your own cards tailored to the current political environment.
Teacher: Vineta Gailite
Location: Gallery 12

The Purpose of Paratha

Saturday 20 July

12pm.

In South Asian communities, bread is given a new lease of life as the paratha. Learn to make a layered flatbread filled with aloo (potatoes) or keema (mince), or keep it simple with butter. Contains dairy.
Teacher: Nayab Butt
Location: Gallery 12

The Book of Kings

Saturday 20 July

10.30am.

Poetry, storytelling and performance – welcome to a retelling of the Shahnameh, where you’ll discover the moralities and controversies surrounding this classic Persian literature.
Teacher: Shahireh Sharif

Leonardo’s Life Drawing

Friday 19 July

3.30pm.

Use the paintings and poses in the Manchester Art Gallery’s collections as inspiration for life-drawing – with dramatic lighting creating Goya-esque shadow play.
Teacher: Leonardo Mohammed
Location: Gallery 12

My Napoleon

Friday 19 July

2.30pm.

History isn’t an uncontested narrative – there are two sides, at least, to every story. Stephanie will share her relationship with Napoleon, her hero, going against the French opinion of him as a dictator.
Teacher: Stephanie Heude
Location: Permanent Galleries

Starter Sourdough Social (with an Aussie)

Friday 19 July

2pm.

Bread is a signature of so many cultures and communities worldwide – including Australia. Explore sourdough as a multicultural concept.
Teacher: Rachel de Ridder
Location: Gallery 12

Barly’s Puff Puffs

Friday 19 July

12pm.

Also known as mikate, puff-puff doughnuts are a staple of Congolese culture – eaten outdoors while embedded in debate and discussion. Learn how to make this deep-fried delicacy with Barly.
Teacher: Barly Koyangbwa & Evelyn Mbuluku
Location: Gallery 12

Nostalgic Perceptions

Friday 19 July

10.30am.

Through the Swedish language, discover how translating from one language to another can lead to a loss of meaning and nuance.
Teachers: Sara Davies & Helena Lee
Location: Gallery 12