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Arts in Manchester

Manchester has attracted international arts and culture ever since we held the famous Art Treasures of Great Britain exhibition back in 1857.

  •  Andy Warhol at the Whitworth

    Andy Warhol at the Whitworth

    19 November 2016 - 16 April 2017

    Exhibition

  • DM16 Festival

    DM16 Festival

    12 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

    ExhibitionA celebration of design, with 37 events including film screenings, talks, workshops, exhibitions, debates and more.

  • Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    Doki Doki Festival Manchester

    12 November 2016 - 12 November 2016

    ArticleDoki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival is an event held in Manchester, UK, celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture.

  • Dunham's Lost Years

    Dunham's Lost Years

    27 February 2016 - 30 October 2016

    ExhibitionA new exhibition charting the romantic Victorian story of George, 7th Earl of Stamford and his beautiful wife, Catharine Cox.

  • Fashion and Freedom Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

    Fashion and Freedom Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

    13 May 2016 - 27 November 2016

    ArticleFashion & Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery sees some of today’s leading female fashion designers explore the impact the First World War had on the changing role of women and fashion.

  • Fashion on the Ration at IWM North

    Fashion on the Ration at IWM North

    27 May 2016 - 01 May 2017

    ArticleFrom 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways.

  • HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

    HAND CRAFT exhibition at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

    08 September 2016 - 30 October 2016

    ExhibitionA celebration of craft, collaboration and heritage.

  • Journeys International Festival

    Journeys International Festival

    01 October 2016 - 12 October 2016

    ExhibitionJourneys Fest Manchester is twelve days of extraordinary events that celebrates the artistic talent and incredible stories of refugee artists. Come and explore the diverse programme of free artistic activity, happening citywide

  • Last Things

    Last Things

    18 June 2016 - 22 October 2016

    ExhibitionExciting exhibition of light and sculpture.

  • LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist

    LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist

    ArticleA permanent display of the best of LS Lowry.

  • Oasis Exhibition

    Oasis Exhibition

    14 October 2016 - 25 October 2016

    Exhibition

  • Reading as Art

    Reading as Art

    26 August 2016 - 19 November 2016

    ExhibitionSimon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art.

  • Skyline Manchester, an exhibition by Andrew Brooks

    Skyline Manchester, an exhibition by Andrew Brooks

    05 October 2016

    ExhibitionSkyline Manchester, an exhibition of large scale artworks by acclaimed photographer and artist Andrew Brooks

  • The Family Pet Show 2016

    The Family Pet Show 2016

    01 October 2016 - 02 October 2016

    ExhibitionThe Family Pet Show comes to Event City for a 2 day family friendly event in October.

  • The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

    The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

    06 October 2016 - 09 October 2016

    ExhibitionA unique opportunity to purchase beautiful statement pieces for you and your home direct from over 160 selected designer-makers.