DURING Nikhil Chopra’s performance, Coal on Cotton, the Whitworth is open continuously from dawn on Friday 5 July to sunset on Sunday 7 July. To be exact, that’s 4.48am to 9.37pm.
And so is the bar until 4am on Saturday night.
Manchester Confidential and the Whitworth Art Gallery are offering a free drink (alcohol or other) for the first 100 readers who fill in the form below.
This extraordinary Manchester International Festival show has it all.
Start your morning off bright and early with a free yoga session, try Mumbai-inspired street food, drop into an artist talk, catch a tour of an exhibition, listen to some live music, and see Nikhil Chopra’s performance evolve over the entire weekend.
The Enormous Saturday to Sunday Supplement
Complementing the new exhibitions and Nikhil’s ongoing performance there will be live music, workshops, tours, and lots of other things to get involved in from 5am for 24 hours.
5am Yoga Salute the rising sun with this free drop in yoga session for all abilities.
7am Breakfast Special Tuck into the Whitworth Breakfast Special and receive a free brew with orders over £3. Offer runs between 6am and 9am.
9am The Breakfast Sessions Enjoy your first meal of the day with live acoustic accompaniment.
11am Artist Talk: Alison Wilding The acclaimed British sculptor talks about her work currently on display in the Sculpture Court.
1pm Street Foods Take your lunch like they do in Mumbai and enjoy some Masala Kheema as part of our selection of street foods.
3pm Artist Talk: Pavel Büchler The influencial Manchester-based artist talks about his work and his current exhibition, Idle Thoughts.
5pm Film Screening View the short film Man Eats Rock by Nikhil Chopra and Munir Kabani.
7pm Evening Exhibitions Tour Showing the best of the collections.
8pm Cocktail Hour Kick off your Saturday evening with our Mumbai-inspired cocktails.
9pm Construction Live music and performances inspired by the 1960s artworks in our exhibition Construction.
9.30pm-1.45am Free Shuttle Bus Catch a ride from Festival Square to the Whitworth to avail yourself of our late bar, serving until 4am.
11pm Late Night Stories Strange stories inspired by William Blake and Anish Kapoor in our show of works from the collection, Revolutionary Light.
12am Fancy a Midnight Snack? Pop into the Whitworth Café for beef seekh kebabs or a refreshing mango lasi.
1am Stargazing led by a professional astronomer.
3am A little music for the night.
4am Last orders at the bar.
5am Yoga Reinvigorate yourself with this early morning session in the galleries.
6am Whitworth Breakfast Special Here is your last chance to partake of our early morning breakfast offer. Receive a free tea or americano with orders above £3. Offer ends at 9am.
12pm Sunday Brunch What better way to enjoy Sunday brunch than in the award winning Whitworth Café?
3pm Afternoon Tea Some sweet chai tea, or a mango lasi perhaps? These are served in the café all afternoon.
6pm Street Food Mumbai is famous for its street food dishes. There'll be traditional ‘Chana puri’ spiced chickpeas and other street fare being served at the Whitworth Café. This is your final opportunity to get a flavour of Mumbai. Street food finishes at 8pm Sunday.
9pm Coal on Cotton Nikhil’s performance draws to a close as the sun sets on Sunday – catch the last rays and the culmination of his epic 65-hour performance.
Open continuously for 65hrs from sunrise 4.48am Fri 5 July until sunset 9.37pm Sun 7 July
Licensed bar: Friday, Saturday 10am – 4am, Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Café open 24 hours
Special event. See a special window display by Nikhil Chopra at Selfridges on Corporation Street.
Nikhil Chopra is at Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER. 0161 275 7450.
Filling in this form allows the bearer one drink at the Whitworth Art Gallery during the Nikhil Chopra production from sunrise on Friday 5 July to sunset on Sunday 7 July.
Only the first 100 people will receive a voucher. Vouchers will be emailed after 100 people have entered.
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