(These events have now finished)
The Whitworth as we know it is closing on September 1st to be extended and transformed. We re-open in Summer 2014.
To find more details about the coming changes follow our Capital Development blog.
The We Face Forward website: http://www.wefaceforward.org/ shows the massive scope of this project across different venues in Manchester and provides details on how to get more information on all of the events. Over the Olympic summer, we celebrated the global and the local, exploring the links between Manchester and West Africa as part of the London 2012 cultural festival. Every Saturday for the duration of the exhibition, the Raw Social hosted informal artist talks, curator tours, debates, film screenings and music inspired by the Senegalese Raw Material Company.
Events at the Whitworth included:
16th June – Alternative Camera Club talk with Dennis Morris
23rd June – Focus on West Africa: History, Art, Culture talk with Nirvana Rommel
30th June – Talk from writer Noo Saro Wiwa
7th July – Screening of Georges Adeagbo Documentary
14th July – Tour with curator Bryony Bond
21st July – Alternative Camera Club talk with James Barnor (followed by a talk by Portrait Salon)
28th July – Fanzine workshop with Threads and Letters
4th August – Screen printing workshop with Paul Robinson
11th August – Talk with photographer Ingrid Pollard
18th August – Alternative Camera Club talk with Mark Page
25th August – Musical performance by Siddiki & DJ
1st September – Film screening and talk of Kieran Hanson’s ‘Shooting Freetown’
8th September – We Face Forward closing symposium