Manchester Art Gallery

A Statement from Manchester’s Arts and Cultural Organisations

We have all been deeply saddened at the tragic events of Monday at Manchester Arena. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims, and to all of those affected by this terrible attack. The fact that the attack took place at a concert, where young people were gathered to enjoy music and each others’ company is a particular source of sadness.

While nothing can overcome the terrible loss, the determination and resilience of the people of Manchester has been remarkable, and Manchester’s cultural organisations will play their part in the city’s response. We will all be working closely with the police, the city council and other relevant bodies to ensure that our venues and events remain safe. We will also be following the advice of the City Council to continue, wherever possible, with all our planned activity, demonstrating the city’s spirit and strength.

Manchester is a city defined by its great culture. We all intend to play our part in continuing to build and share this culture, and to welcome visitors from the city and the world to our creative events and spaces.


AND Festival
Band on the Wall
Castlefield Gallery
Coliseum Theatre
Contact Theatre
Film Hub North West Central
Hallé Orchestra
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester International Festival
Manchester Museum
Museum of Science and Industry
National Football Museum
Octagon Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre
The Whitworth

George Frederick Watts, The Good Samaritan

Image: George Frederick Watts, The Good Samaritan

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