Jam-packed weekend – 24/25 March

There is loads on this March weekend (24th – 25th) throughout Greater Manchester. So if you have some free time, check out some of the amazing events below.

Women In Print and National Trust at Dunham Massey.

“This weekend Women in Print at Dunham Massey will be open to the public. The exhibition can be found in the Great Gallery inside the house. We will be running workshops and talks with the artists throughout this year so keep your eyes peeled for updates on those events.

As part of the Women and Power programme, [National Trust] have partnered with Women in Print, a Manchester-based project aims to celebrate the lives and achievements of women, from the north of England or who have made a significant contribution to the area, through print. Their art pieces will sit alongside our all-female picture hang in the Great Gallery. “


This Vibrant Thing – Platform MCR CIC at North Library.

“Today is the last day of This Vibrant Thing event. Join local libraries for a dazzling array of creative experiences, festival style.

Manchester band, 8 Gold Rings, along with special guests and headline acts will play the main stage in this festival style event, which will see libraries transformed through music, poetry, spoken word, installations, visual art and more. Featuring a line-up of rising stars, renowned artists and local talents. Free event, just come along.”


Inspired By Civilisations: Workshops at Gallery Oldham.

They’ll be two workshops running at the Gallery Oldham today:

“A printmaking workshop using mono printing Gelli plates. The printmaking uses normal acrylic paints so are very safe for children and not too messy. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Inspired by Civilisations. Take elements from the decoration and features of the objects and create a unique printed artwork to take home with you. Free event. No booking required. Just drop in!

Try your hand at practising some papercraft and learn some satisfying new skills. With special thanks to Oldham’s Lifelong Learning team who will be delivering these fun and information sessions. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced alike, book yourself a place on our FREE artist-led workshops and find out more about this fascinating craft.”



Young Digitals Festival at Oldham Library / Gallery Oldham.

“Returning for a third year Peshkar Productions presents the Young Digitals Festival 2018 – #YDF18. Saturday 24th March at Oldham Library / Gallery Oldham, they’ll be workshops, digital art, digital performance, photography, animation and awards. Have you ever wanted to make your own digital art? Have you ever wanted to star in your own digital film? Now is your chance to explore how to do this and to take part in YDF 2018. Join us for a weekend of digital wonder, explorations and experiments.”


The Next Term Festival – Rogue Artist Studios – Varna Street School

‘Saturday 24th March + Sunday 25th March 11am-6pm

“The Next Term Festival will transform the historic disused Varna Street School building in Openshaw like never before, through immersive art installations, live performances and hands-on creative workshops. Brought together with the help of our partners, the festival will celebrate the importance of creativity, curiosity and imagination in learning.

Through artistic platforms it will ask: “what is the future of education?”; at a time when creative exploration remains undervalued and under threat by our government. Expect performances from Manchester’s Cave Man, Keisha Thompson and Reece Williams, music from Brighter Sound plus workshops with Angel Sweeney, Sam Meech, Vicky Clarke and Nikky Storyteller.

All workshops and performances are free – no need to book.”


Life Drawing at OA Studios

“Join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for a relaxed drawing sesh at OA Studios.
Two hours includes poses ranging from 30 secs to 30mins, and a 15 minutes break in which to compare notes, tips and grievances with the group. Arrive early for free tea and coffee – also available during the break. All are welcome – no experience or talent required.

You’ll find us on King Street in Salford, next to the NCP car park, behind Blackfriars Road. Walkable from Manc city centre in just 10 minutes.”

To book a slot, £5 per person, visit Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-drawing-at-oa-studios-tickets-44185389690?aff=eac2

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