A new exhibition coming to The Portico explores the role that food and dining have played throughout Manchester’s history.

Dining In: Exploring Manchester’s histories through our stomachs features an exhibition of contemporary artists who engage with ideas about what we eat where we eat, and who we eat with.

The artistic works are a response to the library’s own collection that makes clear that eating and drinking have long been part of the building’s culture, and contains 19th-century volumes that offer insight into colonial encounters with global majority cultures through dining and food as Manchester became an industrial powerhouse.

Running from Fri 16 Jun – Mon 2 Oct, a series of events will coincide with the exhibition, inviting guests to join the conversation and immerse themselves in these fascinating stories of food.

For more information, head over to The Portico website.

Fri 16 Jun - Mon 2 Oct, The Portico Library,
57 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3HY
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 9 Jun 2023