• World Premiere: MIF19 Opening Event BELLS FOR PEACE Yoko Ono

    Join us for the opening event of this year's Manchester International Festival 2019: Bell's for Peace at Cathedral Gardens with Yoko Ono. Afterwards people may join us for a drink and a natter if they wish. Link to the event is here: https://mif.co.uk/shows/bells-for-peace/ This event is free so everyone is welcome to join.

  • AWOL Studios 14th Annual Open Evening

    AWOL Studios

    Join us for the 14th annual open evening at AWOL Studios. We will wander around the studios and see the exhibition for this year with the theme of "New Icons". This group went to the open evening last year and it proved to be a very worthwhile experience. Information from the event site: "For its 14th Annual Open Evening on the 13th July, AWOL Studios welcomes any and all curious members of the public into Hope Mill, a Grade II* listed landmark in Ancoats, and invites them to explore its four historical labyrinthine floors. Housing a huge range of creatives from painters, sculptors, textile workers and tattooists (as well as a few renegades who refuse to be classified!), AWOL Studios has established itself as one of Manchester’s most diverse and enduring creative communities. As always, it will hold an in-house residents’ exhibition, centering this year on the theme of New Icons, which will showcase a range of mixed media pieces discussing, and aiming to re-energise or even reinvent, modern Manchester’s visual identity. Our 5th floor neighbors Comme Ca Art will as usual host their own independent exhibition in their gallery, boasting incredible panoramic perspectives of the surrounding area and a chance to see an aerial view of Ancoats as the area develops and evolves. Drinks will be on offer as well as a chance to mingle with residents and chat about their practices. It’s a great opportunity to peek behind-the-scenes, get inspired, network or even just have a nosy!" This event is free and there is no need for ticket reservation so everyone is welcome.