What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage? Urbis may have the answer. Their latest exhibition ‘Enduring Love’, features portraits of twenty couples from Manchester and the Northwest, with a combined marital life of over 500 years.
In an age where marriages are on the wane and one in three marriages fail, this exhibition will feature couples from all walks of life who have overcome various hurdles to make their marriages work.
The exhibition will display portraits of the couples today alongside photographs from their early years together, and a personal comment from each couple offering heartwarming anecdotes and a few words of wisdom about the secrets of a long and happy union.
Included amongst the couples will be wartime sweethearts Jack and Rosa Slater, Ramrup and Sumitra Choudhry who married 45 years ago in an arranged marriage, and Judith and Mary Tomlinson – Manchester’s first gay couple to enter into civil partnership.
Clare Yuille, Learning Facilitator at Urbis commented: “It’s been a real privilege to be allowed in a little to the relationships of these people, some of whom have been through tragedy and hardship as well as the sometimes mundane business of keeping a relationship alive. It has been inspiring to listen to different couples speaking about their lives together, reminiscing about how they met, favourite times and hard times endured, and what they believe to be the secrets behind making a relationship work. We hope that through their words and pictures we will show their enduring love in all its glory.”
Now where’s that sick bucket…
At Urbis Café until March 30th
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