engage North West Area Group Meeting

Tuesday 22 September, 12.00-7.00pm
The Whitworth & HOME, Manchester
Outside/Inside: The Whitworth & HOME

engage North West Reps invite members and regional colleagues to an exciting study visit to two of Manchester’s newest cultural landmarks.

The afternoon Area Group meeting will begin with a Picnic in the Park an informal picnic lunch in Whitworth Park (or inside if it’s raining!). The picnic will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring extra treats to share.  

The Whitworth, part of the University of Manchester, will welcome participants to its Gallery in the Park. The gallery was recently awarded the Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year after reopening this February after a £15 million development, which transformed the gallery. Come and meet the teams behind the formal and engagement programmes, and discover your drawing skills as artist Oliver East takes you on a mark making journey both inside and out.

HOME is Manchester’s new purpose built arts and entertainment venue, formed from the merger of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company. It is a place for people from all walks of life to enjoy local, national and international cinema, theatre and visual art all under one roof.  Join Head of Engagement Marisa Draper for a tour of the galleries and an insight into HOME’s engagement programme.  

We’ll round off the day with a social meet up at HOME’s bar. Come and meet fellow members, find out about projects across the North West and catch up over a drink or two. Please get in touch if you’d like to share details of any projects you’re working on.

12.00pm           Meet at the reception desk at The Whitworth
12.15pm           Picnic in the Park
1.00-4.00pm     Activities at The Whitworth
4.00pm             Travel to HOME
5.00-7.00pm     Activities & drinks at HOME

To book a place or request information contact Catherine O’Donnell on catherine.odonnell@phm.org.uk.

The Whitworth,
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER

Tel. 01612 757 450 Travel & Directions: http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/visit/

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Tel. 01612 287 621 Travel & Directions: http://homemcr.org/visit/

engage is the National Association for Gallery Education: engage was established in 1989 as the membership organisation representing gallery and visual art education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. As the UK’s most effective support and advocacy organisation for gallery education, we work through our members to promote access to and enjoyment of the visual arts. Membership starts at £34 per year, with options for small to large organisations, as well as concessions for freelancers and others. For more information on engage’s work and how to join please visit http://engage.org/about-us.aspx
Area Group Meetings are free of charge to engage members, and members from any region are invited to attend.  Non-members are welcome to attend one ‘taster’ meeting for an entrance fee of £5 (non-members who have attended a meeting before please contact engage or visit our website to find out about the benefits of joining engage http://engage.org/benefits.aspx). Members can view details of forthcoming area group activities and reports from past meetings at http://www.engage.org/area-groups.aspx


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