Gideon Conn & Maxine Gilbert Exhibition at The Wonder Inn (pictured)
Shudehill art pub The Wonder Inn hosts Breaking The Colours, a one-weekend-only exhibition from artists Gideon Conn and Maxine Gilbert. Conn – also a touring musician – sculpts wood using a jigsaw, whereas Gilbert specialises in glass cutting: Breaking The Colours is then an exhibition of cut and shaped materials produced collaboratively by the pair. You can catch their work for free all weekend, but we recommend going after 7pm Saturday for the official launch party.
Fri 5 May – Sun 7 May, The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. 12pm – 10pm, www.facebook.com
Cass Art Launch Weekend
You may have spotted this cool new art shop that has popped up near Piccadilly Records a few weeks back, but this weekend they celebrate their official launch, and if you drop by Cass Art this Saturday or Sunday for a browse, you might just be able to and one of their goody bags. See our full preview for more information.
Sat 6 – Sun 7 May, Cass Art Manchester, 55-57 Oldham Street, M1 1JR. Tel:0161 832 1044, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm, www.cassart.co.uk
Kevin Morgan Lecture at Working Class Movement Library
The Working Class Movement Library in Salford hosts its eighth annual Frow lecture, and they’ve invited University of Manchester historian Kevin Morgan to deliver it. The subject of this year’s lecture is founders of the library Eddie and Ruth Frow, union activists and Communist Party members who turned their vast personal collection of revolutionary literature into one of the biggest public collections of its kind in the world. This is bound to be a fascinating talk, boasting an offbeat love story at the centre of it.
Sat 6 May, Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX. 2pm – 4pm, www.wcml.org.uk
Rothman Jack at Fallow Café
Mancunian blues rockers Rothman Jack cut their new EP earlier this year at Salford’s New Adelphi Studios, and they’re coming to Fallowfield’s Fallow Café this Sunday to launch it into the world. As well as selling copies of the record, they’re also going to be performing a live set, with supporting sets from acoustic solo act Jake Assirati, synthpop duo The Vanity Project and fellow blues band The River North
Sun 7 May, Fallow Café, 2A Landcross Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NA. 7.30pm – 10.30pm, www.facebook.com
Published on: Fri 5 May 2017