Art Auction at Alphabet Brewing Company
On Friday night, Piccadilly-area brewery Alphabet is hosting a charity art auction at their archway headquarters in aid of local cause MCR Homeless – a fund set up by mayor Andy Burnham to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis. The night will feature live performances from guitar bands The Any Numbers and Hey Bulldog, one-man-electro-band le-naSty and singer-songwriter Gary Taylor. The real star will be the auction itself, with items up for sale including signed vinyl, art prints and even photographs from the legendary Stephen Wright – the man who snapped the famous picture of The Smiths outside Salford Lads’ Club. Get down and get bidding!
Fri 23 Nov, Alphabet Brewing Company, 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL, 6.30pm, www.facebook.com
Manchester Print Fair at Central Library
The organisers at Manchester Print Fair present their last event of 2018, with this fair at Central Library. This is your last chance to pick up any festive artsy gifts from the city’s best creators. See our full preview for more details.
Sat 24 Nov, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD, Tel: 0161 234 1976, 10.30am – 4.15pm, www.manchesterprintfair.co.uk
Chantal Joffe at Manchester Art Gallery (pictured)
Artist and Royal Academy member Chantal Joffe swings by the Manchester Art Gallery this Saturday afternoon for an in-depth discussion with curator Dorothy Price. Inspired by the work of Paula Modersohn-Becker – a 19th century German painter, and the first woman to dare produce a nude self-portrait – Joffe presented an exhibition of paintings of female friends entitled ‘Personal Feeling is the main thing’ at the The Lowry earlier this year, and has since assembled a book of work in collaboration with London gallery Victoria Miro. Here she will be discussing her work, the work of Modersohn-Becker, and the depiction of women in art.
Sat 24 Nov, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, 1pm – 2.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Christmas Print Fair at The Beagle
There’s a second print fair happening in Manchester on Saturday, this time over in the leafy suburb of Chorlton. Local favourite café and boozer The Beagle hosts this Christmas Print Fair, with a tight showing of work from obscure and outsider artists including Colouring Club founder Camille Smithwick, ceramicist John Newton and dog portraitist Tom Bingham. A great opportunity to pick up something truly unique.
Sat 24 Nov, The Beagle, 456-458 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0BQ, 4pm – 8pm, www.facebook.com
Her & Lost In Translation Screenings at YES
On Sunday night, Charles Street venue YES will be screening two modern classics of the silver screen: 2003’s Lost in Translation and 2013’s Her. To find out more, check out our full preview.
Sun 25 Nov, Yes, 38 Charles Street, Manchester. M1 7BD, 5pm – 12am, www.facebook.com
Published on: Thu 22 Nov 2018