Exhibition: Print Mechanicals
Mar
22
to 5 May

Exhibition: Print Mechanicals

Print Mechanicals is a group exhibition featuring Andrew and Sara Kulman, Andrzej Klimowski, Chris Shaw, Dan Fern, David R Newton, Mack Manning, Paula Newton and Skye Shadowlight. Works are assembled via print or collage methods, reflecting individual thematic approaches. Narrative is present, sometimes oblique, sometimes direct. 

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Good Friday at the Whitaker
Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

Good Friday at the Whitaker

On Easter Friday we will be hosting lots of fun and enjoyable activities for all the family, from our traditional yet competitive egg rolling to the adventurous Easter Egg trail around our wonderful park where children will have to follow the hidden clues to win the end prize.

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Easter Monday at the Whitaker
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Easter Monday at the Whitaker

This Easter Monday we are hosting a children’s ‘Easter Bonnet’ parade where they can enter our competition to win a prize. The parade starts at 1pm. Enter with a design you have made at one of our workshops, school or home, we can't wait to see all the creative Milliners we have in the valley!

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Acoustic Night
Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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International Womens Day
Mar
8
3:00 pm15:00

International Womens Day

To celebrate International Women’s day there will be two events which celebrate women through history.

Our curator will be leading a tour of the museum that looks in a little more depth at the objects that tell a fascinating story about women in Rossendale, as well as a 15 minute screening of acclaimed short film ‘Born a Rebel’

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Acoustic Night
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. 

Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music from Liam and the array of performers looking to perform and entertain the crowd. 


As an open-mic night, our Acoustic night celebrates all genres of music from participating artists and musicians. So come along, all players and listeners welcome for what is sure to be a great way to spend your Wednesday evening.  

Bar is open from 6pm tip late. 

 

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An Interview with Scott Tetlow
Feb
22
to 23 Feb

An Interview with Scott Tetlow

If you happened to have missed our opening of current exhibition 'Emerging Figures' (attended by a record turnout) then we are delighted to tell you that Scott will be returning to the Whitaker once more for a more intimate discussion about his work and his journey so far as an artist. A FREE event with limited availability.

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February Half Term Activities & Holiday Club at the Whitaker
Feb
20
to 24 Feb

February Half Term Activities & Holiday Club at the Whitaker

February Half Term is just around the corner, but don’t worry here at the Whitaker we’ve got you covered with some amazing activities and holiday clubs available for you to help take the pressure off a little bit, and keep the kids entertained. With the added bonus that Kids eat half price all week! (T&C’s apply)

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Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour
Feb
15
8:00 pm20:00

Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour

EAT THEATRE is a Manchester based theatre company founded by actor Neil Bell specialising in hard hitting modern theatre tailored to fit into restaurants and bars where people can eat while they watch. The Cocktail hour, an innovative piece of immersive Theatre is an experience not to be missed.

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Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour

EAT THEATRE is a Manchester based theatre company founded by actor Neil Bell specialising in hard hitting modern theatre tailored to fit into restaurants and bars where people can eat while they watch. The Cocktail hour, an innovative piece of immersive Theatre is an experience not to be missed.

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Acoustic Night
Feb
6
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

Join us for our live Acoustic night every first Wednesday of the month hosted by the very talented Liam Spencer. Immerse yourself in some warm sounds and gentle harmony, as we celebrate all genres of music from participating artists and musicians in this open-mic evening.

 

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Olly's Woodland Learning & Film: Mary & the Witch's Flower
Feb
2
2:00 pm14:00

Olly's Woodland Learning & Film: Mary & the Witch's Flower

To launch this years ‘Rossendale Film Festival’ we’ve joined up with Olly of ‘Olly’s Woodland Adventures’ to bring another great ‘Forest School’ experience where young foresters can learn about the parkland around the Whitaker and roast marshmallows and pop corn on the fire, to eat whilst watching our screening of critically acclaimed, Mary & the Witch’s Flower at 3pm.

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Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures: from the representational to the abstract (and back again)
Jan
19
to 17 Mar

Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures: from the representational to the abstract (and back again)

In this amazing exhibition Scott explores a new approach to his work, drawing on his studies of the great masters he previously focused on the figure before tending to the background. Here, following his passion, Scott has experimented on manipulating the background until something happens, letting the results unfold and the abstract dictating a figure within.  

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Winter 5 Course Fine Dine
Dec
15
to 22 Dec

Winter 5 Course Fine Dine

Due to its success over recent years, the 'Winter Fine Dine’ evening will be making a welcome return this year under Head Chef David Dewhurst. This highly popular gastronomic event showcases the culinary expertise we offer at the Whitaker, arousing and delighting the tastebuds with the best in seasonal ingredients.

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Whitaker Christmas Quiz
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

Whitaker Christmas Quiz

The King and Queen of quizzes makes its grand return this Christmas at the Whitaker. With your right royal hosts Carl and Al taking their rightful place on the throne. Expect plenty quips, clips and blips! But most of all a night of fun and laughter, testing your general knowledge on film, music, literature, news and anything else that they can dream up.

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