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The Whitworth Art Gallery Closes

Ridiculously fun weekender as Gallery closes for a year for rebuild and extension

Written by . Published on August 30th 2013.

The Whitworth Art Gallery Closes

Fri 30 Aug-Sun 1 Sept

Whitworth Weekending celebrates the last days of Whitworth Art Gallery as we know it, before it closes to extend and transform the gallery.
This three-day event in the park, packed with things to do and see is the gallery's way of saying thank you to everyone who makes the Whitworth what it is.  


Acid Brass: Friday 9pm
Jeremy Deller’s collaboration with Stockport’s William’s Fairey Band reinvented what a brass band can do, fusing traditional numbers with Acid House themes. On Friday night the band will incorporate the structure of Whitworth Art Gallery in a thrilling headline performance.

Saturday 9.30pm

Manchester School of Samba will lead people to the Whitworth Building where fire, light and sound come together in spectacular fashion. This will bring an explosive end to Saturday’s celebrations.

Six White Horses: Sunday 6pm

Whitworth Weekending will be brought to a close with a new work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson. Six White Horses should be enchanting, beautiful and elegiac. A fitting goodbye for now.

Music Stage programme


The Best of After Hours
Friday 7 – 10.45pm

The live stage will host the return of some of the best of the Whitworth’s After Hours sessions. 

 Denis Jones
7.45pm We Are Willow
8.15pm Samson and Delilah
9pm Acid Brass
10pm Tokolosh


Band on the Wall at Whitworth Park 
Saturday 2.30-9.30pm

Band on the Wall have programmed a line-up of sounds from around the world. 

12.30pm Z-Arts:Sat’dyAllsorts
 La Tinto Bros 
 Zoe Chiotis 
 Serge Tebu 
 T & Latouche 

More details on the full programme of for the festival at is here. 

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