Exhibitions

Hidden Altrincham
Courtesy of Hidden Altrincham

Hidden Altrincham Festival 2017

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor

This year’s edition of Hidden Altrincham makes clear that the leafy Greater Manchester town is far from just a food lover’s paradise. It’s throbbing with creativity too, with plenty going on across the arts. The ten-day festival line-up of mostly free events, includes everything from dynamic group exhibitions and open studio days, to a mass life-drawing session, a psychogeographical dérive through the town, a poetry-slam and an intense, one-hour creative stand-off between six painters. There’ll also be plenty of talks, workshops, poetry readings, performances, unusual activities and other ‘spontaneous occurrences’ to take part in.

Spread across 30 unique locations, Hidden Altrincham is an opportunity to experience the town from another perspective: discovering new places and unusual venues, and encountering familiar ones afresh. Above all, however, it’s a celebration of creativity, with something for everyone to enjoy – from young families to seasoned art buffs alike – featuring work by 50 locally-based international and emerging artists.

Places to go / stay / shop / eat / drink

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Cinema 17–30 November 2017, from £5.00

Good Time at HOME

Childrens 16 November–20 December 2017, FREE

Chester Christmas Market 2017

Cinema 17–23 November 2017, from £5.00

Thelma at HOME

Childrens 11 November 2017–13 January 2018, from £13.50 - 20

Dick Whittington at Oldham Coliseum