Manifest 2017

Manifest Arts Festival returns to Greater Manchester from 5 – 9 July. Showcasing the talent of North West-based artists, the festival will feature over 30 events, exhibitions and workshops across venues in Manchester, Salford and Bolton.

The festival features 15 premieres of new work and exhibitions, 10 open studios, 1 workshop, 3 artist/curator talks, 1 performance, 3 specially extended exhibitions, over 300 artists and even an official tea. All but one of the events are free to attend.

Festival-goers will be treated to an eclectic programme of events at unique and unusual artist spaces as well as at some of the most prestigious institutions in the region, including Castlefield Gallery, Chetham’s Library, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, and HOME. A particular highlight is set to be a premiere of a new exhibition by 2016 GM Arts Prize Winner, Andrew Brooks, which will entail a photographic study of The Portico Library.

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