With the big school holiday approaching, use the free time you now have to find interesting things to do in July in Manchester and the North. We have options of activities for both families and adults without kids.
Manchester International Festival 2019 is here and it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little excited by the calibre of this year’s programme, which may indeed prove to be the festival’s strongest yet.
Everything I Have Is Yours at Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a major new moving image and sound artwork exploring the first decade of the UK charts.
South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere will be joining MIF for a festival-long residency at Manchester Central Library, exploring the city and its libraries.
Considered one of the most ‘internationally visible’ artists working out of Africa today, for MIF 2019 Ibrahim Mahama presents an assemblage of lost objects that reflect upon the history of his home country’s long struggle for independence.
With a jam-packed programme of quality cultural events set in a stunning location, Buxton International Festival 2019 looks set to be the best yet.
The current members of Depot Art Studios prepare to exhibit their work together for the first time, taking on the space of the Old Bank Residency.
There is a Crack in Everything by Cinthia Baseler at The Old Bank draws upon the ideas of philosopher Marshal McLuhan to investigate photography’s ability to self-reference as a medium
Interdisciplinary design collective RESOLVE will transform the gallery at S1 Artspace into a ‘living archive’ that reveals and records our emotional responses to the city.
Don’t miss Shakespeare’s most outrageous romantic comedy Twelfth Night when it comes to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.
Manchester International Festival announce a host of musicians for this summer’s highly anticipated event at HOME. Brace yourself for dark mysteries and wilder dreams as Manchester International Festival invite cult artist and filmmaker David Lynch to take over for a season of cinema, art and music.
Could the air that surrounds us be used to access the voices of the past? For MIF 2019, Mexican-Canadian electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer sets out to investigate a captivating theory posited by the great 19th century English polymath Charles Babbage.
Grace Ndiritu’s new exhibition at Bluecoat is based on research created before, during and after her ambitious research/live art project – The Ark: Centre For Interdisciplinary Experimentation – which took the form of an experimental scientific and spiritual community formed at Les Laboratories Aubervillers in Paris in 2017.
Shezad Dawood’s epic film series Leviathan comes to Bluecoat this summer as part of a season examining society and migration.
Children and young people across the world are taking action to protect their futures and the environment they inhabit. Bluecoat invitse you to join them and stand up for climate justice, through a series of artist-led workshops across the summer. Occupy the first floor gallery, organise amongst friends and explore how art can respond to what is happening to our planet.
Join Grace Surman and Gary Winters alongside their two young children Hope and Merrick at Central Library as they explore the themes of their newly commissioned films based at Dunham Massey and Quarry Bank.
Nestled in a picturesque valley just a short drive from Manchester, visit Quarry Bank this summer and discover one of the UK’s greatest industrial heritage sites.
Whether you’re a keen gardener or just want to escape the buzz of the city, the summer gardens at Quarry Bank are bursting with colour this time of year.
A family-friendly odyssey on the uniqueness of human experience by Belgium theatre royalty Studio ORKA
Inspired by the 1968 album The Marble Index, Maxine Peake and Sarah Frankcom join forces to celebrate one of pop culture’s most enigmatic figures.
Head back to the nineteenth century for super adventuring at Quarry Bank. Become a factory inspector in this new trail by children’s author Philip Ardagh.
With an impressive programme of daily tours all about nature, power, conservation and cotton – learn something new at Quarry Bank this summer.
Part of Manchester International Festival 2019, To the Moon features both a VR experience and an immersive installation by major artists Laurie Anderson.
This summer, Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Cumbria marks the 200-year-anniversary of the great Victorian art critic and watercolourist, John Ruskin’s birth, with an exhibition dedicated to the turbulent skies above.
Manifest Arts Festival returns to the North West this summer for its third edition.
REAL WORK at FACT in Liverpool is a major exhibition about precarious and unrecognised forms of work from around the world.
Site Gallery in Sheffield presents A Strange Weave of Time and Space – an exhibition and research project exploring notions of aura and authenticity in the post-digital context.
41 artists and designers, working across a broad range of disciplines, have been selected from over 1260 entries for The John Ruskin Prize 2019.
A new exhibition by artists Ruth Ewan and Oscar Murillo (2019 Turner Prize nominee) at YSP invites audiences to step back into the world of learning and reflect upon the importance of creativity within education.
Presented as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, this selection of drawings by Annie Pootoogook at Touchstones Rochdale challenges conventional expectations of Inuit art.
During the summer Quarry Bank will be screening two newly commissioned films based around the themes of rights and social change. Unearthing Passion and Protest is part of the National Trust’s People’s Landscapes programme.
Over the summer Dunham Massey will be showing two newly commissioned films as part of the Peterloo bicentenary celebrations. The work will be responding to ideas around rights, responsibilities and social change.
Todmorden-based artist Richard Wincer prepares to present ‘Shelter’ – an ambitious new sculptural installation at Touchstones Rochdale.
Nowruz/New Day, Touchstones Rochdale’s new exhibition, poses a range of critical questions around how the Middle East is presented through the media.
Buffer Zones at Paradise Works brings together the works of 13 artists in a physical commentary on the geo-political, social economic and cultural impacts of borders.
In a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery, The Borrowers is brought to the magical Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.
More than 80 international artists, musicians, policy makers, politicians and tech pioneers discuss the future of entertainment as part of Distractions. Andy Burnham talks to us about the future of entertainment in Greater Manchester.
Many people have found creative, peaceful ways to protest. Take time out in the Doodle Den and explore what creative disobedience means through scribbling, sketching and silliness.
The Doodle Den is a relaxed space where visitors of all ages can take time out, pick up a pencil and explore ideas through drawing.
Family Friendly activity / suitable for all ages /No booking required, drop in activity /Pay what you feel at the event
Discover the flora and fauna hidden in Manchester’s city centre with Johnathan Schofield this July. Natural Manchester is one of the many walks found in the MIF19 programme.
Back with an even bigger bang – Trafford’s flagship arts festival returns to Waterside for ten-days of experiential performance and cultural delight.
From the relatively early days of cinema, figures from the world of popular music have been cast in acting roles. HOME’s new season is a greatest hits selection.
Supersonic is an internationally-renowned experimental music and arts festival held in the holy land for heavy music: Birmingham.
Entering its fourth year in 2019, bluedot celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings with a special weekend of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film beneath the iconic Lovell Telescope.
Little and large beasts alike should make tracks for this wild celebration for Manchester International Festival’s final weekend.
Avoid those cries of boredom. For fun during the summer holidays, head to Quarry Bank for a jam-packed day-out inspired by the great outdoors.
Museum of Science and Industry’s blockbuster summer exhibition, The Sun, sets out to bring us as close to the star as many of us are likely to ever come.
Head to the Science and Industry Museum this summer for daily family shows, fun activities and events, whatever the weather.
Enjoy surprising science with our experiment packed Science Showdown and experience the sights and sounds of the Textiles Mills at a historic working machinery demonstration.
Stretch those competitive muscles and explore 40 years of video game challenges and design from Pacman to the latest in virtual reality.
‘a place lived’ by Maddi Nicholson is a new public artwork that delves into the near-forgotten history of Manchester’s thriving financial district.
The Harder They Come features reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff as Ivan, a renegade songwriter from the boondocks of Jamaica who comes to the big city looking for dreams and only finds reality.
Catch the BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV, Frisky & Mannish on their tour of their new show, PopLab.
Pop into the family friendly creative space at YSP Learning. Make, draw, construct, play, imagine and have fun in the Garden Studio. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your own artist.
Explore the extraordinary sculptures of Yorkshire Sculpture International artists brought to Yorkshire. Draw, think and make outside and consider how sculpture changes the space around us. Create family memories this summer on a stroll through Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s beautiful landscape.
OH ME OH MY are excited to be working with Charlie’s Flower Boutique to host a set of exclusive workshops as part of the Summer Garden Afternoon Tea Secret Sessions.
Catching Comets, by award-winning Ransack Theatre, asks how we’re supposed to be big and strong when we are nothing like the heroes we grew up with on our screens.
Madonna burst onto the big screen in her first major role as Susan, the free-spirited New Yorker who lights up the life of timid, repressed upper-middle-class New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette).
Whether little explorers looking for adventures or minimakers ready to get creative, we’ve lots to do this summer holiday. Get wild outdoors on Mondays and Tuesdays, with messy play and fun in the gardens, practice your cycling skills on Wednesdays and craft a masterpiece inspired by Thomas Chippendale in a Dovetail, Biscuit, Splat workshop on Thursdays and Fridays. Normal admission charges apply.
This summer, uncover Nether Alderley’s best kept secret. Hidden beneath the distinctive, long sloping roof of this medieval building is a fully restored working corn mill. Join a guided tour of Nether Alderley Mill to watch the mill come to life and see the heritage machinery in action. Watch as the waterwheels turn, powering the huge millstones that grind the flour. You can also discover more about the life of a miller, and learn how flour is made – uncovering the whole process from waterwheel to wholemeal. This year, for the first time since 1939, visitors can now also buy a bag of Nether Alderley Mill’s very own stoneground wholemeal flour produced right there in the mill by the heritage machinery.
The time has come. It’s the season of cutting carbs and hitting it hard at the gym – The Roaring Girls are getting Beach Body Ready. Are you?
Head to Wakefield Museum for drop in Egyptian themed fun for the under 5s every Tuesday
Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join and arrange. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.
A co-headline show with Professor Elemental and Gypsies of Bohemia, performed as part of Waterside’s REFRACT:19 Festival.
For one night only Pamela DeMenthe invites fans to learn the secrets of her success and enjoy a sneak preview of her hotly anticipated novel, Sticky Digits.
The summer launch of Manchester-based poetry and criticism magazine PN Review, 46 this year, features readings from issue contributors John Wilkinson, Lisa Kelly, Joe Carrick-Varty, Jennifer Edgecombe, Stav Poleg and Andy Croft.
With hundreds of consoles and games from the past 40 years, get your game face on at one of the adult-only Power UP sessions.
So good that 2019’s edition sold out before the line-up was announced, snap up your tickets for 2018 fast.
Supported by The Portico Library and Centre for Place Writing, the second event in the Rewriting The North reading series explores the relationship between writing and place and celebrates how the writers Fiona Mozley and Andrew Michael Hurley are reimagining the North of England.
A co-headline show with Karima Francis and Annabel Allum plus support.
Loaded with pulsating hooks and enigmatic tenacious vocals, Annabel Allum oozes charisma and showcases an adept ability to marry folk-style storytelling with snarling fuzzy indie.
Karima has toured the UK and Europe extensively with her captivating performances – She has graced the major stages supporting such artists as Paul Simon/ The Stereophonics / Jack Savoretti / Patti Smith and Amy Winehouse.
Please note this gig is a standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre.
Just in time for the bicentenary of Peterloo, Kandinsky shine a light on our city’s political identity and the legacy of Luddism in the modern world.
Grimmfest present Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project from a 35mm print as their latest screening at the ever-marvellous Stockport Plaza.
For her exhibition, Always Mysteries of the Tongue, Aliyah Hussain presents a new series of ceramics, drawing, collage and print that explores the complexities of communication and miscommunication.
Festa Italiana Manchester is the country’s biggest festival designed to celebrate Italian food, drink and culture. Transforming Manchester city centre’s Cathedral Gardens into Little Italy once again from the 26th to 28th July.
Huzzah! Our Kids Social is back at Waterside for the Refract:19 Festival and this time they are getting UV Glo-tastic.
Join acclaimed contemporary folk singer Grace Petrie for an intimate gig at Refract:19. A unique take on life, love and politics.
For those eager to expand their Vegan culinary repertoire the Vegetarian Society Cookery School’s new Vegan Supper Club is a must. With easy to follow instructions from expert tutors you can create sumptuous vegan meals which are then enjoyed as a group.
Shakespeare’s history play, Henry V explores England’s relationship with its European neighbours. A timely open-air performance in Grosvenor Park.
The vibrant, down and dirty Soho of the 1960s lives on in British classic The Small World of Sammy Lee, featuring Bowie-inspiring actor and singer Anthony Newley as a strip-club compère.
Join Willow and Blossom for the ultimate relaxing workshop where you’ll be making vegan soy candles and petal melts.
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad aerosols her hair, rehearses the hippest dance steps and dreams of appearing on the “Corny Collins TV Show” while her huge mother Edna (played by Divine – his last performance) irons endlessly.
In this special commission as part of Refract festival, FaxFiction sees six writers perform six brand-new specially commissioned short stories incorporating old technologies, from Dictaphones to floppy discs.
Presented by the ever brilliant Motionhouse, four dancers will perform this exciting fusion of dance, acrobatics and aerial work inside a large cage.
Joy Orbison is bringing his much-celebrated brand of garage-house to Manchester’s favourite basement, where he’ll perform alongside Lyster and Rahim.
Feverishly creative and meticulous in every aspect of his work, Call Super has carved out a unique position in the electronic music landscape. Here’s why you need to see him at The White Hotel.
Influenced by the writing of Borges, Performance a kaleidoscopic and eye-popping look at identity and transformation.
Your kids can try something new this summer with a three day drama course, they’ll learn how to make theatre and improv their acting skills as well as have a lot of fun.
Exploring the relationship between art and mindfulness And Breathe… is an exhibition of artworks from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection that explores the relationship between art, positive mental health and wellbeing.
Showcasing furniture, fashion, lighting, ceramics, glass, metalwork and jewellery, Nordic Craft and Design at Manchester Art Gallery highlights the superb quality and creativity inherent in design from the region and features pieces from 1930 to the present day.
Recipient of the Making Waves bursary, you’ve got another chance to see this sell-out show before it takes the world (and Edinburgh Fringe) by storm.
Take a closer look at some of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s collection while gaining a better understanding of the context in which the pieces were created. The free tours run daily from 2 pm.
The Bell Tree by award winning contemporary artist Serena Korda responds to England’s alternative history of fairy-tale folklore, the ancient forest at Speke Hall and the legacy of hidden rebellion that surrounds the historic Tudor home.
Take a tour around select artworks from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection. Lead by different guides every day, each tour is personal to their taste. Tours start at 2 pm from Thursday to Sunday.
Sí Manchester’s daily tour is a brilliant way to get an overview of the city with tours running in both English and Spanish.
Make tracks for Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum. A one-in-a-lifetime chance to see Stephenson’s Rocket return to the site of the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway for the first time in over 180 years.
Free Manchester Tours offer a friendly introduction to the city. Setting off every day at 11am without fail.
In 2019 HOME host a year-long programme of films and special events highlighting and celebrating women in film from across the world.
From specially curated retrospectives, seasons and special events, to takeovers of annual favourites, this branded series of screenings and events will explore and challenge the place and space of female filmmakers from a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives.
With a continuing drive towards bold global programming, HOME Manchester welcomes friends, old and new, for an exhilarating new season.
Whether Liverpool Biennial 2018 passed you by or you diligently ticked-off every last one of its multiple offerings (if so; bravo), the Liverpool Biennial Northern England Tour seems unlikely to disappoint.
This year-long celebration of outstanding pianists marks Chetham’s School of Music’s golden jubilee year.
The UK’s first immersive exhibition of the much-loved tales of Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. Expect enchanting forests, miniature towns and watery worlds.
Not only one of Britain’s most picturesque national parks, the Lake District is also brimming with culture. Here’s what not miss this summer.
Expect big things and colourful shapes at ZIG ZAG, a new exhibition by Atelier Bebop at Common Bar in the Northern Quarter.
From designing the highest quality furniture, to sourcing the latest fashions in wallpaper, textiles and fittings, Thomas Chippendale created a world of interiors for Nostell. Roll up your sleeves and discover the designer in you with creative family activities every school holiday
Following on from her enchanting installation ‘The Bell Tree’, Serena Korda launches a second sound work, ‘Under the Rose’ at Liverpool’s Speke Hall.
As one of Liverpool’s lesser known gems prepares to reopen its doors for 2019, we look forward to encountering a rare series of photographs only recently discovered by chance in the cluttered darkroom of the Hardmans’ former, perfectly-preserved home.
Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool present one of the blockbuster exhibitions of 2019, dedicated to the life and work of the Glaswegian artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh – father of the UK’s part in the international Art Nouveau movement.
Award-winning playwright Linda Brogan and a group of local residents who used to attend the Reno nightclub in the 1970s and 80s prepare to occupy the Whitworth for one year. Located in Moss Side, the Reno was known as a space for young mixed-race Mancunians. This living exhibition will tell the story of the club through art and archive materials.
Discover how Victorian gentlemen protected their moustaches from tea, which monarch’s pair of stockings reside in Salford, get up close to incredible art and more.
Marking the 200-year-anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, ‘Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest’ at People’s History Museum takes visitors on a journey through the past, present and future of protest in this country.
Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris’ spell book is brought to life in a special new artist trail which brings to life the language of the natural world.
Visit the homes of two influential Mancunian women in one day. Volunteer led tours of Elizabeth Gaskell and Emmeline Pankhurst’s former homes are an ideal way to learn the stories of these two influential figures.
Discover this Victorian neo-Gothic gem just outside the city centre in Gorton. Taste the Monastery is a guided tour followed by lunch in the Victorian Pantry.
Explore a beautiful selection of ancient textiles from the Andes, presented alongside pieces from the Whitworth’s collection.
In Bread, Circuses & TBD at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Thukral and Tagra invite families, friends, and strangers to wrestle with the issues faced by farmers in India through their immaculately conceived installation Bread, Circuses & TBD, which inaugurates The Weston Gallery.
Following on from Chiharu Shiota’s monumental web installation, South Korean artist Kimsooja prepares to fill Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 18th century chapel with iridescent light. Prepare to step into a deeply meditative space, underpinned by eastern notions of the Void.
With Medieval paintwork and a fascinating history, Ordsall Hall gives us a glimpse into how society has changed over the centuries. Explore Salford’s oldest building every Sunday from 2pm with a guided tour of the House and Gardens.
Visit the stunning Victoria baths now that the building has reopened for Summer. Get to know the stories of bathers and activists whose continuing work could one day lead to the baths reopening as a working swimming pool.
Discover how children’s rights have changed over time in a brand new exhibition at Quarry Bank, Rights of the Child.
The Explore and Draw stations are open daily and are free to use.
Look out for Explore & Draw stations in The Hepworth Wakefield’s galleries. Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create artworks.
The gallery have up to three stations in the galleries for you to use and explore. Each station links to their temporary exhibitions or collection displays and contains activities, objects and books related to the artworks. Enjoy drawing in the galleries, look in new ways at the artworks, feel objects and materials connected to exhibitions, or sit and read together.
Get creative together and explore and learn about the history of Pontefract Castle through play or crafts. A different activity each month.
With its beautifully charming and quirky style, Little Moreton Hall offers an iconic Tudor manor house, moat, manicured knot garden and plenty of fun activities for everyone.
GRUB’s Food Fair returns to Mayfield Depot, with a bigger site and a huge array of top-class local food traders.
Nordic by Nature: modern design and prints, a new British Museum touring exhibition opening at Weston Park Museum, will explore how nature and landscape is at the heart of Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian art and design.
Get your toes tapping with Pontefract Castle’s series of concerts featuring local brass and wind ensembles.
Now Showing Club is Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema and will be showcasing 50 films from Dogwoof’s back catalogue in 2019.
Discover ‘the beautiful game’ with a guided tour of the National Football museum. You’ll learn about the sports origins as well as getting up close to a collection filled with infamous cups, shirts and artefacts.
Every Thursday join some of Manchester’s freshest players, for Jazz at the Deli Llama, a cosy deli on a corner in Salford that comes alive with vibes.
CFCCA presents an exhibition of installations, paintings, sculpture and film from He Xiangyu’s Lemon Project, which includes the premiere of new film Sylvain.
Curated with support from award-winning journalist Iona Craig, Yemen: Inside a Crisis at Imperial War Museum North offers a powerful look at one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
What does it mean to be transported into another person’s memories? Step into a new digital art commission at Storyhouse in Chester to find out.
Providing a rare insight into the history of child labour in Cumbria, this eye-opening exhibition at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry is not to be missed.
The Whitworth presents a quiet, yet arrestingly beautiful series of hand-coloured photographs taken by China’s first conceptual artist, Li Yuan Chia, nearing the end of his life.
Part of the Windrush generation, artist Pearl Alcock’s series of ‘visions’ and ‘moods’ realised as drawings and paintings go on display at the Whitworth.
Award-winning DC Comics artist Dean Ormston and internationally renowned pin-up artist Fiona Stephenson are curating this unique and colourful comic book art exhibition.
Contemporary jazz from some of the most exciting up and coming ensembles in the north.
With international artists as well as those making waves in the UK, NQ Jazz at the Whiskey Jar brings virtuosic musicianship and big names to the cosy whiskey jar basement.
Matt and Phreds, Manchester’s favourite Jazz establishment, opens its stage to all every Monday with jams lead by familiar names from a cross section of jazz traditions.
It’s not just the Tudors who lived at Little Moreton. Find out more about the modern inhabitants, their work and what it was like to live here. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Throughout the year discover Tudor attitudes to health and food, with a different activity to try each month from making butter in a churn to creating a Tudor pinch pot to keep your remedies in. Explore the way in which the Tudors looked after their health and wellbeing, and get your body Tudor ready! This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
Open skateboarding session for adults, all abilities are welcome. Discover the creativity of this urban sport.
Join a host of regular Jazz players from the Manchester scene as they share their love of music with anyone willing to get involved.
404: Resistance in the Digital Age is a new installation by RAGE Collective at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art that explores changes in modes of civic resitance over the last 30 years.
Cannon Hall’s historic pear collection and a new exhibition of work by renowned botanical artist Elisabeth Dowle makes for a perfect – and prescient – pairing.
Part of Peterloo 2019, The Hidden Peterloo Massacre Tableaux is the latest work by renowned artist and co-founder of Rock Against Racism, Red Saunders.
LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 – a major programme of photography-based exhibitions taking place across Liverpool, the Wirral and Shanghai – opens this June.
Manchester Art Gallery prepares to present a series of new paintings by artist Louise Giovanelli, alongside rarely-seen early Renaissance panel paintings.
Manchester Histories prepares to launch a major programme of over 150 events to commemorate the 200-year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. All of the essential Peterloo events in one place.
Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers is a major touring exhibition that draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art.
Tate Liverpool presents a new commission by Venezuelan-born, Berlin-based artist Sol Calero, whose brightly coloured, large-scale immersive installations offer a sharply satirical critique of the surreal set of stereotypes and clichés attached to different cultures.
Beyond Faith: Muslim Women Artists Today at the Whitworth brings together the artworks and stories of artists Robina Akhter, Shabana Baig, Fatimah Fagihassan, Dr Aida Foroutan and Usarae Gul as they explore themes of identity, faith, cultures, otherness and belonging.
Featuring more than 70 artworks, Tate Liverpool presents the first major UK exhibition of work by the legendary New York artist and activist Keith Haring.
Castlefield Gallery’s latest exhibition will cast visitors into a time warp of music and sound, featuring an array of copyright-expired archival material from across the last 100 years.
Ellen Doran: Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor at Yorkshire Sculpture Park follows the journey of wool from the sheep which graze the historic landscape of YSP, from shearing to scouring, spinning to weaving and design to product development.
INDUSTRIALISED, Art in Manufacturing in the Gallery at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery will provide a rare, multi-disciplinary view of industry, human contributions to manufacturing and the impacts of factory-making on our landscape.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a major exhibition of work by the great American artist David Smith (1906–1965) – the first solo exhibition of Smith’s work in the UK since Tate Modern’s 2006 project and the largest ever outside the capital.
As part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, The Tetley is hosting works by artists Holly Hendry and Taus Makhacheva.
This summer 2019, The Hepworth Wakefield will present its most ambitious exhibition to date as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International (YSI).
Billed as the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival, the inaugural edition of Yorkshire Sculpture International seems rich in promise.
New Found Land is a solo exhibition of new work by Anna Gonzalez Noguchi, running throughout all three of the exhibition spaces at Caustic Coastal in Salford.
The Last Rat Collection at Bunker Gallery is a larger collection of smaller works by collaborative duo Mike S Redmond & Faye Coral Johnson (MSR FCJ).
Gathering is a major new site-specific work by artist Susie MacMurray, about to open at Tatton Park.
A new exhibition at the Lowry is a reminder to re-connect with the beauty and joy chance poses. To celebrate the unexpected, as well as to expect it.
Over a thousand used tennis balls become the subject of a short film and installation by international artist Hilary Jack in the Long Gallery at Little Moreton Hall.
Cross Lane Projects summer exhibition, Auto-Destruct, is inspired by the ideas of celebrated artist and activist Gustav Metzger.
This Land is Our Land is a group exhibition at PAPER that explores the meaning of place and myth in the act of pilgrimage whilst mirroring the socio-politic absurdity of today.