Featuring workshops, free hands-on activities and immersive art, Textile City at the Science and Industry Museum offers visitors an unprecedented chance to discover the fabric of Manchester’s industrial past and its role in shaping the modern world.

Taking place in the historic 1830 Warehouse until 4 September, guests can enjoy a range of interactive textile-based activities like fabric printing, conceiving original materials, experimenting with moving machinery and even developing vehicles for textile transportation.

Designed by artist Jenny Steele, a brand new art project encourages visitors to reimagine Manchester’s cityscape using foam print-covered blocks, or try out fabric weaving as part of a piece of collaborative art.

On 25 August, the team from Creative Design Manufacture are hosting the Create a Creature workshop, in which visitors invent and hand-sew their own creature using upcycled fabric offcuts. On 1 September, the Flying the Flag for Manchester workshop invites guests to create their own banner or flag, drawing inspiration from the vibrant shippers’ tickets on display in the Textiles Gallery.

For more information and to book your free workshop place, head to the Science and Industry Museum website.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Mon 15 Aug, The Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
, Tel: 033 0058 0058, FREE, 10am-5pm
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 16 Aug 2022