LIVING WORLDS AND MANCHESTER ANANSI SPIDER

Free

At The Manchester Museum.

Family friendly

Make sock pets and Anansi Spiders and hear Anansi Spider stories.

IMAGINE WEEKENDS

Free

At Manchester Art Gallery.

Family friendly

Come along and experiment with the material of the month.

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

Free

At Manchester Art Gallery.

Family friendly

Dance workshops for 0—5s.

JUNK PALACE

Free

At Manchester Art Gallery.

Family friendly

Hunt for recycled plastic treasure, play in our junk palace and make colourful plastic accessories to take home. Inspired by the art of Pascal Marthine Tayou and our West African musician in residence.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

At Manchester Art Gallery you can see large scale works which explore ideas of trade and cultural exchange and issues of migration and freedom of movement. Barthélémy Toguo’s enormous new commission Redemption, El Anatsui’s dazzling multi coloured textile sculpture and Nnenna Okore’s vast wall sculpture When the Heavens Meet dominate the main gallery. Another room is devoted to environmental issues explored from different angles with film, photography and painting. There are also works scattered throughout the historic building.

Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall is a not-for-profit venue run by registered charity Inner City Music. We exist to present the best music from around the world and support our main stage events with a dynamic education programme which operates throughout the year -  both in the venue and in the community and at local schools.

The Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum

We're the Museum on Oxford Road with the dinosaurs, mummies and live animals. We also have loads of other great stuff from the natural world and different cultures.

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Works shown at the Whitworth include a major new commission by Pascale Marthine Tayou, entitled The World Falls Apart, an interior forest populated by masks and sculptures, that spills out into the neighbouring park. Romuald Hazoumè’s films and sculpture highlight the local impact of consumerism and globalisation, and Amadou Sanogo’s paintings are inspired by the international news.

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Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.

Barthélémy Toguo, Lucy Azubuike and Nnenna Okore, three of the exhibited artists, talk about their work and their interest in using materials which reflect the lifestyle and experience of the people of West Africa.

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Reviews

Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian

Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education