Next month, some of the city’s best street artists are stepping out of the shadows for the very first time. They will be competing against illustrators, tattoo artists, and even a blindfolded painter at Art Battle Manchester V. The aim is to create original artworks in front of an audience, while working against the clock. The Battle takes place at The Engine Room, a brand new creative space from AWOL Studios. This 400-capacity venue – the biggest the event has had so far – will have different battle zones, and an outdoor space for the graffiti artists to work with aerosols. Audience-members will cast their votes, and the winning piece will be sold via silent auction. Proceeds are to be split between the artist and the charity Forever Manchester. Also featured on the night will be street food vendors, DJs, a licensed bar. Tickets are now on sale, and as the previous Battles sold out, you should act fast. The venue is located in Hope Mill, a listed building a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly.

Sat 26 Sep, AWOL Studios, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard St., M4 7JA, 7pm – 11.30pm, £10 (adv.),

Sat 26 Sep
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 21 Sep 2015