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May 2022 Works Ahead 2022
Contact | 26 – 27 May 2022

Works Ahead is the annual sample of new work-in-development curated by legendary Manchester performance art advocates, Word of Warning.

May 2022 Fat White Family
Gorilla | 26 May 2022

Ferocious and politically driven, the Fat White Family’s gig at Gorilla this May looks set to be one of the hot tickets of the month.

Until Sep 2022 British Art Show 9
HOME, Castlefield Gallery & the Whitworth | 26 May – 3 September 2022

British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions will also adapt to local contexts. In Manchester the exhibition will engage with the evolving nature of work and the ongoing struggle to shape a new social contract.

Until Sep 2022 British Art Show 9
The Whitworth | 26 May – 3 September 2022

Alongside partners across the city, the Whitworth will host the forthcoming British Art Show 9, the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK

Until Sep 2022 British Art Show 9
Castlefield Gallery | 26 May – 3 September 2022

Hayward Gallery Touring’s landmark exhibition British Art Show 9 is at Castlefield Gallery until 4 September.

Until Sep 2022 British Art Show 9
HOME | 26 May – 3 September 2022

Heading to HOME, The British Art Show is recognised as the most pertinent recurring exhibition of contemporary art produced in the UK.

From May 2022 MADE IT 2022: Annual North West Graduate Art Prize 
HOME | 27 May – 24 July 2022

Presented at HOME and across Manchester City Centre in collaboration with Jack Arts, Short Supply’s annual MADE IT exhibition features work from over 200 new art graduates based in the North West.

From May 2022 PIVOT: Editions
Castlefield Gallery | 27 May – 4 September 2022

Castlefield Gallery presents an exhibition of affordable editioned work you can buy and own from five North West-based artists.

May 2022 Handa’s Surprise
Z-arts | 28 May 2022

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production.

May 2022 The Hallé – Madama Butterfly
The Bridgewater Hall | 28 May 2022

Sir Mark Elder conducts The Hallé through Giacomo Puccini’s greatest score, Madama Butterfly.

May 2022 SOAK
Yes | 28 May 2022

Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK comes to Manchester, performing at YES in support of their latest album If I Never Know You Like This Again.

May 2022 Adam Green
The Deaf Institute | 29 May 2022

American singer-songwriter, artist and filmmaker Adam Green comes to The Deaf Institute this May.