Get Together and Get Things Done is part of a city-wide programme in 2019 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre.
On 16 August 1819, in a period of wide-scale protest and unrest, the area around what is now St Peter’s Square, Manchester was the site of a violent assault on 60,000+ peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters; now known as the Peterloo Massacre. Historians acknowledge that Peterloo was hugely influential: ordinary people eventually won the right to vote, the Chartist Movement grew into Trade Unions and the Manchester Guardian newspaper was established.
Inspired by these events, Manchester Art Gallery in partnership with Manchester Histories, will explore with people the wider theme of the crowd through international historic and contemporary art and group activity, looking at how an art gallery can be shaped by the crowds that use them.
Would you like to get together and get things done?
If you’d like to get together and get things done, Manchester Art Gallery has spaces and resources free for non profit groups. Manchester Art Gallery in partnership with Manchester Histories, are especially interested in supporting people who are looking to make Manchester a better place to live work and play.
There are two spaces available – Studio 1 (ground floor) and the Exhibition Gallery 17 (second floor). Both spaces can accommodate up to 30 people for talks and meetings. There are no AV facilities in either space. The spaces are available 7 days per week with one week’s notice, and are bookable for a morning or afternoon slot. There is an open door policy for the use of these spaces. This means activities can be accessed by all visitors to the gallery.
For further information, visit: http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/gettogether/