Manchester Art Gallery

Stories we Share online 20 July

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring your favourite mug with you to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 20 July

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 6 July : Tea

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

How do you make your tea?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring some thoughts about tea or something tea related to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 6 July

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 29 June : spoons and sugar

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

This week we are thinking about spoons and sugar. We will be showing objects from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring a favourite tea spoon or sugar related story with you to the session and share them with other participants.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 29 June

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 22 June

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to hot drinks. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related hot chocolate from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring something related to chocolate with you to the session and share your stories.

Do you like hot chocolate? Do you prefer to drink or eat chocolate?

Do you have marshmallows and cream with your hot chocolate?

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 22 June

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 15 June: Tea Towels

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection.  In this session, we would love you to bring a tea towel with you to your screen and share any connecting stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 15 June

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online 8 June Tea pots

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and this week we are focussing on teapots as the starting point for the conversation. If you have a teapot or a tale of a teapot, then we would love you to bring it with you to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 8 June

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share is on every Monday morning.

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online – Coffee

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

In this Stories we Share conversation, we will be showing objects related to coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to also bring along something that you own that triggers a conversation about coffee. It could be something related to how you make coffee or something that tells a story about your relationship with coffee. Or perhaps if you hate coffee be ready to share why you do.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite 1 June 2020

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories we Share online – Mugs

We all have stories to tell about our relationship to tea and coffee. Join a team of staff and gallery volunteers for a relaxed conversation about all things related to hot drinks.

Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?

Some of the questions we’d love to discuss with you over a brew on a Monday morning:

What are your favourite mugs and cups?
How do you make your tea and coffee?
Do you have a particular habit or ritual associated with tea and coffee?
What kind of mugs, cups, teapots, coffee pots do you love and why?
Do you have particular cultural connections with tea and coffee?

We will be showing objects related to tea and coffee drinking from the gallery’s online collection and we would love you to bring your favourite mug with you to the session and share your stories.

This session usually runs in the gallery and is connected with the current exhibition Trading Station.

Want to join in?

Please book your place in the next Stories we Share session on Eventbrite

We will be using Zoom to bring people together.

You can access Zoom though a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic.

You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Stories we Share online will be weekly from Monday 1 June

Screengrab of a Zoom session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Bites online 27 May

We can’t be in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites will run every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 27 May

McFadyen, Jock; Waiting for the Cortina Boys; 

Leighton, Edmund Blair; Waiting for the Coach; 

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.

Art Bites online 29 July

We can’t be in the gallery at the moment, so we’ve moved these discussions online.

What is Art Bites?

Art bites is a session that usually runs every Wednesday lunchtime live in the gallery. A team of staff and volunteers lead a discussion focussing on two art works on display.

It is basically a chat about art sharing opinions and ideas. We discuss what we see, what we think about it, what it makes us think of, how it inspires us or repells us, what we find curious about it, how our own life experiences connect with it. It’s based on the idea that we all have something to say about a visual image based on our experiences.

You don’t need to have an art history degree to understand art works, and the experience of a shared discussion can give us new perspectives.

We focus on two art works that might have a similar theme but may have been created in very different ways.

The facilitator will ask a series of questions to get the conversation going and then we see where it takes us!

Art bites online

We will be using the platform Zoom to bring people together. https://zoom.us/

You can access zoom through a laptop, tablet or smart phone, just something that has a camera and mic. You don’t need to create an account to access the session.

Want to join in?

To book onto this Art Bites session please book through Eventbrite

You will be emailed a link just before the start of the session.

There is a limit of 20 people in each session.

Art bites will run every Wednesday lunchtime, so if you can’t book on this one, join us another week.

Art works we will be discussing on Wednesday 29 July will be posted here before the event

Before the session have a good look at these two art works, think about what you can see in each painting, what they make you think of, what you feel when looking at them.