Latest exhibition from fine artists, Caroline Johnson and Alastair Price, with an opportunity to meet the artists and share a glass of wine.
The Whitaker will mark Valentines Day with a fun filled quiz, when couples will have the chance to prove their knowledge of all things love related. Featuring a fully stocked bar, rounds on Music, film and poetry, and a chance to prove how much you really know about your other half. This promises to be a humorous and amorous evening.
Join us this half term for more craft activities with your little ones. We'll be making Valentines cards, writing words of love and celebrating everything Valentines. Creative and inspiring sessions for children up to the age of 12.
Afternoon tea with a difference, a perfect gift for lovers of history and our local heritage.
We are preparing to serve a very special Afternoon Tea in our drawing room for 16 very lucky guests this coming January. Enjoy our delightful tea service in the settings of our Victorian room whilst learning about historic local women connected to the Whitaker and local area.
We are deeply saddened by the news that our cherished friend and colleague Dee Mishka, sadly lost her long battle with Cancer at the end of last week. She will be missed by everyone here and the loss leaves a very large hole in our hearts. Join us for an evening to celebrate her life.
Manchester International Short Film Festival presents an excellent programme of UK and International shirt films that scooped the awards at this years Festival. A real treat for film fans at the Whitaker as these quality award winning shorts will have very limited national exposure.
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Christmas Eve is such a magical time, with the excitement brewing within young and old alike getting ready for the festivities of the following day. Why not take the time to start to unwind and enjoy it with family and friends. Join us for a special Christmas Eve Brunch with beautiful story telling of traditional Christmas tales for the young, and young at heart to enjoy before you dine.
We are delighted to welcome back the children of St Mary's Primary School Choir again this year to sing Christmas Carols to the house. Join us for this magical event that gets everyone well and truly into the Christmas spirit.
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Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). So it’s good news that the jolly man himself will be making a stop-off once again this Christmas at the Whitaker.
David Burrow was born in 1945, a week after the end of the Second World War.
During the 1960s he embarked on his career as an artist, first learning through copying holiday brochures and later studying at Preston School of Art, where he received a thorough grounding in the discipline of life drawing that forms the basis of his work today.
Whether you're planning a party with work colleagues or with friends and family, the Whitaker is the perfect venue for your 2017 Christmas party. You will enjoy a delectable three-course dinner before dancing the night away to the music of our festive entertainment.
These highly popular gastronomic events have been extremely successful in showcasing the the culinary expertise we offer at the Whitaker, and arouse and delight the tastebuds with the best in seasonal ingredients on offer at this time of year.
We are delighted to showcase a new Lancashire County Council exhibition supporting National Care Leavers' Week from 29th November to 3rd December.
National Care Leavers' Week highlights the needs of care leavers, and encourages all organisations responsible for looking after them to work effectively together.
We've got lot of things to keep your little monsters entertained this Halloween at the Whitaker with our daily Art & Craft sessions returning from Wednesday 25th to Friday 28th October.
Sessions start at 1pm and run until 3pm and cost just £3 per child. There will be Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting and Mask Making all in preparation for the spooky day itself.
Brought to you in conjunction with The Boo, we are delighted to host the first of our Film Festivals dedicated to rare and often under distributed Art House Cinema. We launch our 2017 programme celebrating the theme of 'migration' in cinema and bring you films that are both thought provoking and fascinating.