August bank holiday 2017

August Bank Holiday 2017

Creative Tourist

Looking for ideas for the final Bank Holiday of 2017? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the very best events on offer for everyone’s favourite long weekend.

For more ideas, read our culture guides to food & drinkexhibitionsmusiccinemaliterature and family events – and don’t miss our picks for the best beer gardens, spots for outdoor eating, our favourite roof terraceshidden bars and afternoon tea haunts in Manchester.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 – Unseen photographs by Clive Arrowsmith at The Lowry

    Copyright: Clive Arrowsmith

    Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 – Unseen photographs by Clive Arrowsmith at The Lowry, Manchester, 10 June–24 September 2017, free entry - Visit now

    What can we tell of a man from his kitchen sink or old-fashioned cooker? A great deal it would seem judging by a new exhibition of rare, previously unseen photographs at The Lowry. While you’re here, head over to IWM North and check out their excellent Wyndham Lewis retrospective.

  • 2. The Toy Box: From Pop to Present at The Civic

    Jason Freeny X Mighty Jaxx - Bigger - Micro - Anatomic - Schematic 2. Photo by Mighty Jaxx. Courtesy of The Civic.

    The Toy Box: From Pop to Present at The Civic at The Civic, 29 July–23 September 2017, free entry - Visit now

    This brand-new exhibition at The Civic in Barnsley examines the influence of toys in contemporary art and design, featuring works by a number of internationally renowned artists and British designers. Highlights include a series of 10 skateboards featuring images such as the head of a decapitated Ken Barbie doll from Paul McCarthy’s famous photographic exploration of American cultural mythology: PROPO (1991).

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