Fancy Pants at The Portico Library

Creative Tourist
Fancy Pants at The Portico Library, Manchester
The Portico Library

Fancy Pants at The Portico Library, Chinatown, 1 February–25 March 2019, free entry - Visit now

In 1836, a grand fancy dress ball was held in The Portico Library. The event attracted around 5,000 attendees and was reported in newspapers across the country. In Fancy Pants, books from the library’s collection and new artworks examine how dress and costume’s relationships with gender, class, power and identity have always been complicated. The exhibition features artists Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Ruby Kirby, Lindsey Mendick and Camille Smithwick and volumes from the collection.

Fancy Pants at The Portico Library, Chinatown

1 February–25 March 2019
Free entry

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Image credit: Maryna Makarenko, Sun-Eaters, 2022
Cinema Until 4 December 2022, from £5

HOME Artist Film Weekender 2022

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals Until 4 December 2022, FREE

Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Cinema Until 8 December 2022, from £7.95

Aftersun at HOME

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre
Families Until 11 December 2022, from £27.00

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre

Music Until 17 December 2022, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema Until 22 December 2022, from £20.00

Backyard Cinema

autumn season at z-arts
Families Until 30 December 2022, FREE

Autumn season at Z-arts

Families Until 30 December 2022, from £6.00

Glow at RHS Garden Bridgewater

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Childrens Until 31 December 2022, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

skyliner
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester

Craft Beer Tour Around Manchester
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £35

Craft Beer Tour Manchester