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Thu May 09 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The Whitworth | Manchester

The Whitworth
Publisher/HostThe Whitworth
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Celebrating the openings of the Whitworth's exhibitions of John Lyons, Ayo Akingbade, Shirley Craven and Everyday Art School.
About this Event

Join us to celebrate the opening of our four new exhibitions:

John Lyons: Carnivalesque

The first retrospective exhibition of Caribbean British artist and poet John Lyons, spanning over 60 years of painting, including sketchbooks, prints and drawings.

Ayo Akingbade: Show Me The World Mister

A solo exhibition comprising two new film commissions shot on location in Nigeria, building upon Akingbade’s continued interest in history, place-making, legacy and power.

Shirley Craven

An exhibition of vivid, colour-filled textiles by post-war designer Shirley Craven from the Whitworth’s collection.

Everyday Art School

A dynamic new project space that brings together collections, ideas and community action to bring art into your everyday life and rethink how we use it.

There will be a cashless bar for refreshments and the Whitworth Café and Shop will be open during the evening. For conservation reasons, food and drinks cannot be taken into the exhibition galleries.

About the venue

The Whitworth is an accessible venue with facilities to support you during your visit, alongside this our visitor team will be on hand to assist you in the gallery. Find out more about planning your visit to the Whitworth and accessibility information for you.

If you’d like to speak to team member about any access or additional needs, please get in touch with the gallery and we will be happy to assist you. Contact: [email protected] or telephone: 0161 275 7450.

The Whitworth

The Whitworth art gallery and gardens is driven by a mission to work with communities to use art for positive social change, and actively addresses what matters most in people’s lives. We are proudly part of The University of Manchester, operating as a convening space between the University and the people of the city.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom


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