One of Manchester’s prestigious older buildings, a grade 1 listed building opened in 1824, Manchester Art Gallery, offers a free opportunity to obtain a culture fix. With over 25000 items on display it would be hard not to find something of interest in this huge collection.
Along with permanent exhibitions including paintings, sculptures, and photographs across the years, there are regular events, many of which are scheduled for Thursday evenings when the gallery has late night opening. The events are diverse and encourage not only art lovers due to the selection of activities on offer. These have included honey tasting from the galleries own hives, jewellery making demonstrations, and talks by artists, authors and professional lecturers.
The emphasis is firmly on embracing all forms of art which also serves to make the gallery more accessible. I personally love the photographic exhibitions as well as the many informative Thursday night talks where I am guaranteed to obtain some artistic insight, which, given that I am the most artistically challenged person I know, is an achievement in itself!