Whitworth Weekending celebrates the last days of Whitworth Art Gallery as we know it, before we close to extend and transform the gallery.
This three-day event in the park, packed with things to do and see is our way of saying thank you to everyone who makes the Whitworth what it is.
Come and help us make this a farewell to remember.
Whitworth Acid: Friday 9pm
Jeremy Deller’s collaboration with Stockport’s William’s Fairey Band reinvented what a brass band can do, fusing traditional numbers with Acid House themes.
On Friday night the band will incorporate the structure of Whitworth Art Gallery in a thrilling headline performance.
Finale: Saturday 9.30pm
Manchester School of Samba will lead us to the Whitworth Building where fire, light and sound come together in spectacular fashion. This will bring an explosive end to Saturday’s celebrations.
Six White Horses: Sunday 6pm
Whitworth Weekending will be brought to a close with a new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson.
Six White Horses will be enchanting, beautiful and elegiac.
A fitting goodbye for now.
The Best of After Hours
Friday 7 – 10.30pm
Our live stage will host the return of some of the best of the Whitworth’s After Hours sessions.
7pm Denis Jones
7.45pm We Are Willow
8.15pm Samson and Delilah
Band on the Wall at Whitworth Park
Band on the Wall have programmed a sensational line-up of sounds from around the world.
Do not miss …
And in the gallery …
Saturday & Sunday 12.30pm
Gina Miller Concerts – Classical music brought to you by the Friends of the Whitworth