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Whitworth Family Workshops this Half Term

20th October 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 28th October 2018


A week of workshops and playful interventions for the whole family to explore the Whitworth inside and out.

All events are free and drop in, 20th – 28th October.

image: Whitworth Art Gallery

Come and discover, create and learn together at the Whitworth.


Shadow Studio  [Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th October 11am-3pm]

Inspired by our William Kentridge exhibition, Thick Time, explore the magic of shadows, play with light and use your imagination to create stories in the dark.


Shadow Baby [Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th October 11am-3pm]

Explore light and dark in a sensory play area especially designed for non walking babies and their grown ups.


Thick Time Textile Workshop [Thursday 25th October 11am–3pm]

Get hands on and create your own hanging textiles in response to the tapestries, drawing and storytelling within our William Kentridge exhibition, Thick Time.


Big Draw: We Are 11 [Friday 26th Oct 11am-3pm]

Join pupils from Stanley Grove Primary Academy for a day of playful art and making to explore their exhibition, We Are 11. Pupils will be teaming up with artists to provide hands on workshops in response to ‘Hannah Smith’s casket’ made in the 17th century to express what it means to be young today. Expect large-scale builds and embroidery to celebrate this innovative child led exhibition.


Spooky Studio [Saturday 27th October 1pm–3pm]

Halloween craft fun for all of the family! Explore the Whitworth inside and out and have fun creating spooky art.

Please note: Art Baby, Early Years Atelier, Outdoor Art Club and Art Sunday will be not be on over half-term.


About Whitworth Gallery

A £15 million development in 2015 transformed the gallery, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home.

Yet although the Whitworth has opened a new chapter in its history, the organisation itself has a much broader story to tell.

You’ll be able to find out about that story at whitworth.manchester.ac.uk, alongside information about our wonderful historic collection, the Friends of the Whitworth, the people who work here and much more.

Follow facebook.com/thewhitworth for the latest updates

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The Whitworth
The University of Manchester
Manchester, M15 6ER United Kingdom
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0161 275 7450