Thursdays, 6-9pm, free unless otherwise stated

Start the weekend early with our Thursday Lates – a series of sociable, after work and late openings that are the perfect place to meet up with friends, explore the gallery and enjoy a specially curated selection of talks, performances, film screenings, live music and artist interventions.

Published by History Press, Stories of a Manchester Streetby Elaine Bishop and Phil Barton is a contemporary history of residents in a Rusholme street. The evening will feature neighbours telling their stories as documented in the book.

A century on from its original Edwardian construction, this contemporary portrait of a street in inner Manchester tells the stories of today’s residents. Born in eighteen countries from four continents, the accounts told by the residents themselves narrate their journies from nomadic herding in Somalia to conscientious objection in Germany and the UK, and from arranged marriages in South Asia to arriving from rural Ireland to find work.
With a common theme of making a new life in Manchester, this is an important account of a successful multi-cultural community in an ever-divided world. Profiling today’s residents alongside those who occupied their homes at the time of the 1911 census, Stories of a Manchester Street provides a colourful reflection on the changes, resilience and sense of community that lives just around the corner on our inner-city streets.

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