It may be hard to believe, but it’s been a year since The Whitworth had its grand reopening. This Sunday (that’s Valentine’s Day to all you romantics), the venue will be hosting an anniversary event for all the family. Appropriately enough for a gallery, a first anniversary is marked by paper, so the organisers have many paper-themed installations, workshops, and performances planned. For the under-fives and their accompanying grownups, there will be two very special concerts from the Hallé orchestra. They will feature folk songs inspired by the Whitworth’s watercolour exhibition. Booking is required for the concerts; please see the link below. There will also be a performance of the Japanese art of Kamishibai, or ‘paper drama’. Visitors can work with resident artists to create a collaborative artwork inspired by the pioneering British designer Tibor Reich. At a special pop-up stall, a ‘florist’ will help you make your own paper bouquets and blooms.

Sun 14 Feb, The Whitworth, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER, Tel: 0161 275 7540, 10am – 5pm, FREE,

Sun 14 Feb
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Wed 10 Feb 2016