Afrocats Takeover at The Whitworth

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Image Courtesy of Afrocats

Afrocats at The Whitworth, Manchester 24 — 25 October 2023 Entrance is free

Head to The Whitworth this October half term for the Afrocats Takeover,  an electrifying collaboration between Afrocats and The Whitworth, with music, dance, and creativity for the entire family to enjoy, with sessions on Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October from 12-3pm.

Afrocats and the Whitworth have joined forces to create a cultural extravaganza for all ages. Expect an array of captivating activities: arts and crafts, enchanting stories, soul-stirring music, harmonious singing, and mesmerising movement.

Led by a dynamic lineup of diverse professional artists, this event is the perfect opportunity to explore and celebrate different cultures. No matter your age or experience level, everyone is welcome to get involved in these fun and inclusive activities.

‘It’s been great to have an activity over half term that both little ones and adults can stretch our imaginations with.’
Afrocats x Whitworth participant.

Oh, and did we mention these sessions are drop in and absolutely FREE? What’s not to like?

After the session, explore the Whitworth’s exhibitions and collections, and even swing by the Whitworth shop at the gallery entrance, or enjoy a delicious meal or tasty drink at the café.

Afrocats is an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting refugees, asylum seekers, and those facing social exclusion in Greater Manchester. They work with adults, young people, and children, fostering agency and nurturing aspirations through the magic of creative engagement.

Afrocats x Whitworth kicked off in February 2022, reimagining how the Whitworth connects with local families in a more accessible and inclusive way.

To get a taste of the incredible journey, watch this short film showcasing recent Afrocats x Whitworth activities. Your adventure begins here!

Afrocats at The Whitworth, Manchester 24 — 25 October 2023 Entrance is free

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