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Lost and Found: Museums at Night Whitworth Art Gallery part 2

May 17, 2013

Thank you to everyone who donated objects for the Richard Wentworth installation last night at the Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery for Museums at Night.

You can see more images here.

Richard is curating the objects for the Whitworth Art Hours tonight, 17 May, from 7.30pm. There will also be live music from Walk and Denis Jones

And there plenty of other Museum at Night events in Manchester on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May

Friday 18 May

Fanatic Live: Football and Fashion, An Audience with Cass Pennant. Ever since the 1960s, fashion, youth culture and football have combined. Cass Pennant, a former member of West Ham’s notorious Inter-City Firm in the 1980s, was a significant figure in the Casuals movement that defined what became an internationally-recognised style. Pennant has since turned novelist and filmmaker and can claim to have a unique understanding of the relationship between football and fashion. Join us for an after-hours look at the exhibition Strike a Pose, followed by a screening of Pennant’s extraordinary feature documentary, Casuals – plus an exclusive Q&A with the man himself. This event is run by Ear to the Ground as part of its Fanatic Live series. 6pm-9.30pm, National Football Museum, free (but booking required).

Luke Fowler’s new film at The Working Class Movement Library. This gem of a library opens late on Friday and from 7pm you can browse its exhibition the marks the 50th anniversary of E.P. Thompson’s seminal text, The Making of the English Working Class. At 7.30pm, watch Luke Fowler’s new film (inspired by Thompson’s life), The Poor Stockinger: The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott. Fowler is a Turner Prize-shortlisted artist and this, an hour-long film, mixes archive footage with newly-shot material to create an evocative video essay about E.P. Thompson. It captures a moment of optimism, in which Thompson’s ideas for progressive education came together with political resistance and activism. The film was originally commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella. 7.30pm, Working Class Movement Library, free.

Saturday 18 May 2013

Protest Music Festival. Taking its inspiration from The Art of Protest exhibition, the People’s History Museum stages a protest music session. Kicking things off is singer-songwriter Quiet Loner, whose performance includes songs from his album, Greedy Magicians, along with performances from acclaimed poet Longfella. Later, NOISE introduces NOISEstock, an interactive “sit-in” within the exhibition itself, complete with many musical acts. 3pm-5pm (Quiet Loner/Longfella); 5pm-8pm (NOISE stock), People’s History Museum, free. Tweet your contributions using #ProtestFest

Anguish & Enthusiasm Film Forum at Cornerhouse. As usual, the Cornerhouse galleries are open until 8pm, giving you a chance to see its current exhibition – plus, on Saturday 18 May, it hosts an Artists’ Film Forum. Watch three films, including John Lalor’s Incident Urbain (2012). In it, two men stroll around the French National Library, engaged in an increasingly intense conversation about the environment around them – a conversation that builds to a dramatic end. The artist and filmmaker John Lalor takes part in a post-screening Q&A. 6pm (Artists’ Film Forum, plus galleries open until 8pm), Cornerhouse, £1.50/£3 for the forum, galleries free.

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