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exhibition Street Eyes Exhibition, curated by Micah Purnell
Chatham Mill | 5 December 2023

Micah Purnell curates a ten year retrospective exhibition at Chatham Mill with an outrageous global cast of artists.

talk Fruits of the Earth: Food and Art
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 1 February 2024

Sara Riccardi discusses food in art, from traditional Dutch still lives to contemporary candy floss installations.

exhibition Solstice and Equinox Series
The Manchester Museum | 6 November – 12 January 2023

David Olusoga OBE delivers a lecture addressing the dilemma facing museums in the 21st Century. In person tickets are sold out but the event will be streamed online.

exhibition John Cake / Dead Cats and A Kinky Bus Pass
HOME | 21 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

John Cake presents a brand-new solo exhibition bringing together painting, prints and installation.

talk Permissible Beauty film screening with Q&A
The Whitworth | 2 November 2023

Permissible Beauty responds to the absence of Black Queer visibility in our national story, exploring and celebrating what is unique about British Black and Queer identity.

exhibition Pilkington Lecture 2023
The Whitworth | 26 October 2023

Friends of the Whitworth are delighted to welcome Sook-Kyung Lee as the 2023 Pilkington Lecturer.

visual arts Robert John Watson: The Sky Above Her
Manchester Central Library | 14 October – 30 December 2023

Exhibiting work spanning 20 years, Robert Watson, one of the country’s leading documentary and contemporary photographic artists, returns to Central Library.

exhibition Omid Asadi
Castlefield Gallery | 15 October 2023 – 21 January 2024

The first major UK solo exhibition by Omid Asad features new large-scale sculptural work exploring loss, memory and belonging.

exhibition Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries
The Whitworth | 24 November 2023 – 7 April 2024

Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries explores the historical life and contemporary significance of Palestinian embroidered dress.

heritage Marketing the Manchester Ship Canal 1919-1939
Manchester Central Library | 29 July 2023 – 15 January 2024

Marketing the Manchester Ship Canal showcases original publicity material and print adverts created as marketing for the Port of Manchester.

exhibition A Fine Toothed Comb curated by Lubaina Himid
HOME | 7 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid presents new commissions and work from artists Magda Stawarska, Rebecca Chesney and Tracy Hill.

exhibition Gherdai Hassell / Undercurrents: Colour and the Shifting Self
HOME | 17 June – 13 August 2023

Gherdai Hassell presents a new body of work at HOME in an exhibition that explores the multifaceted nature of identity.

festival Fiesta De Las Artes
Sandbar | 9 – 10 June 2023

This weekend The Bread Shed and Sandbar team up for Fiesta De Las Artes, a two-day arts festival centred around the Grosvenor Street bars.

theatre Balmy Army
HOME | 1 July – 17 September 2023

A movement for youth-led mental health. Balmy Army is art and activism rolled into one show – expect the unexpected.

Part of Manchester International Festival 2023

exhibition Archiving Artist Led Activity, with Alistair Woods & Kwong Lee
Castlefield Gallery | 13 May 2023

Join artist Alistair Woods and former director of Castlefield Gallery, Kwong Lee, exploring the histories and archives of artist-led spaces.