There’s something otherworldly about a museum open in the hours of darkness, and not just when that irascible Ben Stiller is involved so it’s a special delight that Manchester Art Gallery will be open late for the launch of two new photography books from Shirley Baker. Manchester Art Gallery and the Gallery Café are hosting an evening of art, photography, live music, food and drink on Wednesday 7 November 2018. This special event is the next of Manchester Art Gallery’s monthly first Wednesdays late opening series and celebrates the publication two books; Dog Show (Hoxton Mini Press) and Without a Trace: Manchester and Salford in the 1960s (The History Press), both featuring work by celebrated local documentary photographer, Shirley Baker (1932 – 2014). Shirley Baker’s daughter, Nan Levy, will also be selling a limited range of exclusive ‘lifetime photographs’ developed and printed by Shirley Baker herself. The Gallery Café will be open throughout the evening (6-9pm) offering light meals, cakes, snacks, craft beers, and fine wines. And not a Stiller in sight.
Wed 7 Nov, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL, Tel: 0161 235 8888, 5-9pm, free (reserve tickets), www.ticketline.co.uk
Published on: Fri 2 Nov 2018