We are seeking to launch an architecture competition across three age groups. With the winners of this competition being exhibited and a history of LRFS, we would also like to exhibit art works and photography donated to us by artists. Continue reading
A Selling Exhibition of Contemporary Design Crafts for Original Interior 15th – 25th May. Makers is the only contemporary design craft exhibition in the North that is dedicated to the highest quality items for interiors.
Book now for the free Digital R&D in the Arts Forum at Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 6 February.
This free event will explore the nature of collaborative technology relationships, risk taking and knowledge sharing in the arts informed by the experience of various initiatives including, but not restricted to, the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. Continue reading
The warm and the cold is a project run by arts organisation arthur+martha, led by poet Phil Davenport and artist Lois Blackburn, with support from National Lottery funded Grants for the arts scheme. For the project, homeless people in Manchester have been telling their stories with needle and thread and embroidering the words onto a patchwork quilt which will be exhibited at Manchester’s Holden Gallery until 18 December.
The Portico Prize, administered by The Portico Library in Manchester, is a celebration of the cultural heritage of the North of England as represented in its literature. It highlights the strong regional identity of the North and raises awareness about its cultural and literary heritage. It also promotes high-quality writing of all kinds.
At an award ceremony on 22 November Sarah Hall won the fiction prize for her short story collection The Beautiful Indifference while Jean Sprackland picked up the non-fiction award for her book Strands.
The new Greater Manchester Music Hub was launched on Monday 19 November with performances from music ensembles and choirs from across the region including steel pan group Salford Steel, Trafford Jazz Collective, Oldham Youth Orchestra, Bolton Youth Chamber Strings, Bolton Youth Harmonies, Wigan flamenco guitarist Louis Brookes and guitar and vocal group Du’Montts. Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North gave the welcome speech and reinforced the BBC’s commitment to music programming, education and learning.
The Manchester Craft and Design Centre reaches its 30th anniversary this year and is marking this milestone by holding a charity auction on Thursday 8 November. The proceeds will support the development of a new Welcome area at the centre and also help fund local charity Forever Manchester. Continue reading
The 7th annual Manchester Literature Festival takes place in venues across the city between 8-23 October 2012. Building on the legacy of its successful predecessor Manchester Poetry Festival it provides North West audiences with access to high calibre live literature experiences, showcases emerging talent, commissions new writing and encourages readers to broaden their reading horizons.
Celebrating its 17th year, it is unlike any other event on the jazz festival circuit. Seventy events, more than half of them free, will take place across six central Manchester music venues, offering a fascinating journey of discovery through the world of jazz today. This year’s event features nine days of contemporary jazz from the North West, the UK and abroad with national premieres of original work and international debuts.
This year will see AND delivering its most ambitious festival yet, a range of public realm, performance, film, visual art and music events exploring the notion of ‘Success’. The festival previews on 22 – 23 June at Cornerhouse, Manchester, followed by events throughout the summer that will culminate in five days of exciting and intense activity in Manchester between 29 August and 2 September. More information about the festival and this year’s programme can be found at www.andfestival.org.uk