After Hours. Saturday 13th October, 7.30pm. Free
Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Free
Join us for a fantastic evening of art, performance and live music as the gallery opens up, After Hours. The event is part of this years Manchester Weekender and Barefoot wine are kindly offering a free glass on arrival. Its going to be a special night thats not to be missed. featuring performances from;
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Tony White is the author of novels including Foxy-T (Faber), which was described by Toby Litt in the Glasgow Herald as ‘one of the best London novels you’ll ever get to read.’ He has given readings of his fiction around the world from California to Croatia, Soho to Sydney, and from Glastonbury festival to the National Portrait Gallery.
Tony White’s most recent book is Dicky Star and the Garden Rule, a novella published to accompany Jane and Louise Wilson’s works reflecting upon the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. This specially commissioned novella follows a young Leeds couple through the turbulent days at the end of April 1986 when the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred in the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Jeremy and Laura’s story is told in vivid daily chapters that follow the Chernobyl timeline, but with a twist: each chapter must incorporate all of the answers to the Guardian Quick Crossword from that day in 1986.
For After Hours, Tony White will be reading from Dicky Star and the Garden Rule. He may also talk about Leeds Other Paper, the real behaviour of radioactive clouds and The Clash busking tour of 1985.
Musician, Huw Bunford(Super Furry Animals) and artist, Naomi Kashiwagi perform new soundscapes that tune into and crank up the volume of found sounds.
The evening will also feature a live drawing performance from artist, Naomi Kendrick responding to improvised music from Dave Birchall and Dan Bridgewood-Hill.
As ever, all exhibitions and the bar will be open throughout the evening.