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Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

The Pear Project: Performance Art Event

Discover the story of migration through the journey of the pear in a day of performance art, spoken word and happenings at The Whitaker.

This event focuses on stories of human migration within the context of the environment and sustainability of the pear with artists taking you through feudal China, the ancient gardens of Afghanistan, over French Orchards, into the British Landscape and Lancashire.   

Lead artist Xhi Ndubisi will be joined by a number of other performance artists throughout the day. 

This project is part of a long-term North West initiative with the Orchard Project, Longsight Art Space, PROFORMA, Crowcroft Park (Longsight, Manchester), The Portico Library and Lancaster Arts.

Members of our community have joined artists during October to explore this journey and add their voices to the performance.
  • Dates
    Saturday 22nd October 2022
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tickets

    Free – drop-in.

This event has expired. Bookings are no longer being taken.

Additional notes:

 

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email info@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on info@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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