We're open later every first Wednesday of the month with live events including music and poetry, talks and discussions, art performances and late opening in the cafe and shop.
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 5 June 2019, 5pm–9pm
Contact Theatre Young Company / Young Identity
Poetry and performance
Gallery 10, 5.30pm, 7pm, 8pm
Poetry and performance by young people exploring ideas of decolonising institutions and the future of public space. This work forms part of the research for a new Contact Theatre production to be performed at Manchester Art Gallery in June. Free, no need to book.
To find out more about the final theatre production in June, and for tickets, please see the Contact Theatre website.
Become a teacher at The School of Integration
Help create a new kind of shared learning experience. The School of Integration will be a new commission from Tania Bruguera, a Cuban performance and installation artist. Through this new artwork, Tania is keen to explore why integration is always the responsibility of the immigrant.
We are looking for up to 30 people or “teachers” who have made Greater Manchester their home originally from other countries around the world.
If you’d like to know more, or would like to attend, Please rsvp:
Tel: 0161 235 8844
Join us for a fun, creative evening inspired by the exhibition Get Together and Get Things Done.
Get together with the Manchester Art Gallery Age Friendly Collective and Manchester Cares for a fun, creative evening inspired by the exhibition Get Together and Get Things Done.
Please join us for a bowl of homemade soup, try some creative activities and see the exhibition. Find out more about what you can get involved with in Manchester and chat to people about how art and getting together with others has improved their lives. There will be making, singing, conversation and much more.
Free, everyone welcome. No need to book.
Be the first to see new paintings by Louise Giovanelli, shown alongside rarely-seen early Renaissance panel paintings from the collections of Manchester Art Gallery and the National Gallery, London, as well as a selection of contemporary works by Victor Man and Mark Manders from the David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate.
Get Together and Get Things Done
Get Together and Get Things Done is part of a city-wide programme in 2019 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre.
Historians acknowledge that Peterloo was hugely influential: ordinary people eventually won the right to vote, the Chartist Movement grew into Trade Unions and the Manchester Guardian newspaper was established.
Inspired by these events, we’re exploring with people the wider theme of the crowd through international historic and contemporary art and group activity, looking at how an art gallery can be shaped by the crowds that use them.
Please note: Philosophy Cafe at First Wednesday has been cancelled this month.