We don't know about you, but does anyone else think the Summer Holidays are flying by? Are you running out of ideas yet to keep the little ones entertained? Or looking for something that doesn't cost the earth to keep them busy. Then head to the Whitaker, we've got three great weeks of art activities to round off the Summer for all budding creatives to explore.
The Whitaker's monthly Film Night offer has something for everyone - comedy, drama, vintage, brand new, foreign, arthouse, Kino, heartwarming, thought-provoking.... whatever tickles your cinematic fancy there's something here for you. Book all ten films for just £50, and as a member get discounts off pre-film food on the night.
Part of a new wave of realist Palestinian cinema, a thrumming soundtrack from Palestinian hip-hop artists DAM provides a heady backdrop to the alternative city lifestyle as we see the three young flatsharers caught in between modern life in the city and their traditional values.
Here at the Whitaker we've teamed up with Murder Mystery Productions to bring you an 'An evening of Curiosities', can you be the one to solve the mystery? Join us for a 3 course supper whilst you as detectives are charged with answering 3 very important questions.
Alan Parker’s 1991 much-loved Dublin-based, musical comedy-drama about a group of working-class youths who form a soul band. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
2002’s British comedy-drama about the Manchester music scene, starring Steve Coogan and featuring iconic Manchester music from the late 70s to the early 90s. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music and performance in the courtyard.
A selection of short films made by local students, shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
Many thanks to Terry Mulligan for his contribution to this exhibition, a long term collector of Mike’s work he felt passionately that people should see this wonderful art.
It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that we are showing you the work of an artist that is rarely seen in public.
A three-hour Whitaker workshop introducing participants to the process of intaglio printmaking.
Following the horrific murder, in Bacup in 2007, of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so the Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established.
International traveller and Friend of the Whitaker, Mike Gibson, presents a talk around his recent 'Travels in Japan' - hear stories of violin playing robots, headless turtles, wasabi ice cream, the Suntory Distillery Experience and the colourful people of this fascinating and unforgettable land.
Alan Birch has been running regular printmaking classes at his studios in Manchester and Rossendale since 1993. Over 300 people have tasted the magic of printmaking, many achieving success in regional & national exhibitions and being excepted for the Royal Academy of London.
A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.
Connect Health and Wellbeing presents a focused but relaxed afternoon session aimed at students aged 14-16 years preparing for GCSEs and other KS4 examinations. You and your child will learn techniques to help understand how the mind controls the body and how to easily integrate positive thinking and growth mindset techniques into examination preparation.