Competition: WIN whisky cocktails at Manchester Art Gallery

Polly Checkland Harding

Manchester Art Gallery are hosting a Burn’s Night celebration at their next Thursday late – enter our competition to win one whisky cocktail each for you and three friends.

Whisky lovers, lend me your ears – this one’s for you. In celebration of Burns’ Night, Manchester Art Gallery is dedicating its next late opening on Thursday 22 January to “whisky cocktails and Scottishness”. Kicking off at 6.30pm will be a free tour by curator Hannah Williamson of A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness, an exhibition that explores the evolving way in which Scotland has been portrayed in art. Visitors can then enjoy specially created whisky cocktails, some of which will include honey from the gallery’s own hives.

Featuring works by both Scottish and English artists, including 19th-century works on paper, the exhibition includes many of the stereotypes common in Victoria art, such as stag hunts, tartan and castle ruins – but it also questions how representative these stereotypes really were. Scotland has, however, retained its reputation for outstanding whisky: enter our competition to win a cocktail for yourself and three friends (four in total, one per person, folks). To enter, all you have to do is enter your details in the form below. The competition closes at 10am on Tuesday 20 January – good luck!


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist or Manchester City Galleries or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. The offer is one whisky cocktail each for you and three friends – one per person only. Closing date: Tuesday 20 January.

Culture Guides


Northern flicks, sci-fi masterpieces and some brand new film festivals feature in this month’s cinema preview.


Spring weather might be dragging its feet a little, but the world of exhibitions isn’t slowing down with new shows popping up everywhere to greet the new season.

The Bull and the Moon at Instituto Cervantes


With spring’s indecisive weather in mind, we’ve pulled together a whole load of fun indoor and outdoor family events and activities taking place in Manchester and the North.

Poet Helen Mort.


Spring is making an entrance in live literature land with some extra special festival events, writing walks, online launches and in real life readings from local writers as well as international talent.


From Father John Misty to The Flaming Lips, The Waeve to Big Thief, here are the gigs on our radar for early spring.

Theatre in Manchester and the North


You’ll find everything from work-in-progress scratch nights to multi-award winning musicals in this month’s theatre guide.

Classical Music

We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester and the north.

Food and Drink

Get ready for spring and summer with the best restaurants and bars in Manchester and the North.

Tours and Activities

From indie markets to bit-sized meditation, spoon carving workshops to gallery tours, here are the headlines in the world of tours and activities.

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts