Manchester After Hours

This year Manchester will be hosting a one night nocturnal festival of culture and creativity. Manchester After-Hours / Northern Quarter After-Dark will take place on Thursday 15th May and will showcase the best of our creative city in unique and unexpected ways.

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‘Northern Quarter After-Dark is part of Manchester After Hours festival, a one off evening of arts, culture and music taking place across the city on Thursday 15th May in conjunction with Culture 24.

Once a place of hard physical graft, the Northern Quarter is now Manchester’s boho district for the hip and happening, where mill workers, weavers and market traders have been replaced by artists, designers, and independent boutiques. On this night the areas arts venues and galleries, shops and restaurants, pubs and bars will be mixing it up in one big cultural mash-up.

‘Pick your way around the evocative streets taking in the outdoor art, unusual sights and sounds as you go, to venues like Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Matt & Phreds, The Bay Horse, Common, Twenty Twenty Two, Madlab and The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art for an exciting programme of late night events.’ – Creative Tourist

Northern Quarter After-Dark – Events:

NQ After Dark – Photographic Grids @ Northern Quarter/Red Eye
Redeye is working with photographer Dave Allen to construct a photographic grid of the Northern Quarter. Map grid references will be laid over the Northern Quarter and on the night of Northern Quarter After Dark, members of the public will be invited to photograph the locations at these grid references. The images will be submitted to Redeye on the night to be projected outdoors, in a public location of the Northern Quarter.
Times: 6pm-11pm
FREE Entry
For more information please visit:  www.redeye.org.uk

NQ After Dark – ONST:IG @ Hyper Island
Hyper Island, school in Digital Media, invites you to an open art night where we experiment with interactive and digital art.  The participant artists will collaborate with Hyper Island Digital Media students on a theme, aiming at solve a problem related to Manchester, linking the physical world and the digital world together.
Time: 6-9pm
For more information visit: http://www.hyperisland.com/about/locations/manchester

NQ After Dark – The Voice Currency @ CFCCA
The Voice Currency – Make your Mark with Tash Willcocks
Watch the talented Tash Willcocks in a live demo of her interactive wall installation in the current exhibition called The Voice Currency at CFCCA.
Start time: 6pm
For more information visit: www.cfcca.org.uk

NQ After Dark – Constant Sleepless Night @ The Penthouse
An independent not for profit artist led work and project space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. A place for making, doing and sharing.The Penthouse is the place to get your heads and hands dirty with ideas and new beginnings which fly from our rooftops directly into the city around us and beyond.
The Penthouse is the permanent studio base of Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp.
Constant Sleepless Night
An evening exhibition and live soundtrack by artists Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp.
An exhibition in and of the dark.
A glimpse.
A curious sound.
A smell.
A shadow.
This two person show by artists- and directors of The Penthouse – Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp takes hold of all the senses harnessing the heightened awareness of maneuvering darkness.
Start time: 7pm
Admission – Suggested Donation £3
For more information visit: http://www.thepenthousenq.com

NQ After Dark – Tactile Illusions Vs Sonic Delusions @ MCDC
MCDC will be celebrating with an evening of animation, music and performance, so join us from 6pm!

Animation: 
Ever wondered what happens when MCDC’s doors close to the public each day? Photographer Tristan Poyser spied on our exhibition ‘Tactile Illusions’ one evening, capturing exclusive animation footage of Elizabeth Jane Winstanley’s work at play.
This animation will be showcased exclusively for MCDC’s After Hours event.
Tristan Poyser : http://www.tristanpoyser.com

AV Performance: 
MCDC will be celebrating with an evening of experimental audiovisual performance with North West collective 0point3recurring, Tactile Illusions Vs Sonic Delusions; will explore the relationships between both physical objects and the spaces in which they inhabit.
Through Sonic manipulation 0point3recurring will re-interpret and react to MCDC’s current exhibition ‘Tactile Illusions’ by MMU graduate and emerging talent Elizabeth Jane Winstanely.
Throughout the night they will turn the former Victorian fish market building into an innovative performance space, using the exhibitions sculptural items and artists descriptions to creating a unique live immersive composition.
Performance time: 8pm – 10pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: http://www.craftanddesign.com/events/nq-after-dark-tactile-illusions-vs-sonic-delusions-mcdc/

NQ After Dark – Live Printing @ Fred Aldous
Join Fred Aldous for NQ After Dark  when we will be holding an evening of live printing using our analogue Photobooths and Risograph printer. Enlarge, distort and experiment with your photobooth portrait and join our wall of Fred Aldous mug shots. From photobooth to risograph print in under 10 minutes!
Time: 6-8.30pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: http//www.fredaldous.co.uk

NQ After Dark -Matt Pyke @ The Football Museum
As part of this year’s Museums At Night, the National Football Museum will host media artist Matt Pyke for one evening only, whose digital agency Universal Everything are creating a giant sculptural projection that will react to the voices and sounds made by our visitors.
Visitors will be invited to speak, shout, sing or whisper into a microphone and the video sculpture will transform, recolour and react – the stronger the chant the bigger the reward. Groups of football fans are welcome to come along and see how their favourite terrace chants translate into visual art.
The opportunity to host this exclusive “living, breathing” sculpture comes as a result of winning a national competition Museums at Night competition where the museum secured over 1600 individual votes.
This fun event is accessible for all of the family and is a feature of the Manchester After Hours programme taking place at venues across the city on the evening.
Time: 6-11pm
FREE Event
For more information: http://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whats-on/event/2014/museums-at-night/15-05-14/

NQ After Dark – Live Street Art & Live Brass Band @ Terrace
Terrace – A collaboration between: photosbyness, Terrace Bar & Manchester’s Street Artists
Manchester’s finest street artists will be battling it out, with their art raffled off to be won, all accompanied by a hip-hop style brass band, from the RNCM, with Manchester’s infamous Bedos m.c-ing. Also, inside Terrace, photosbyness’ brand new ‘Northern Quarter’ photography exhibition kicks off with her opening night of her 8 week show. Also there will be a d.j. for the rest of the night.
Time: Exhibition open all day / Live art & music to commence from 6/7pm
FREE Event
For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/TERRACENQ?fref=ts

NQ After Dark – Comme Ca Art @ Matt & Phreds
The CCA showroom will be open to the public on Thursday 15th May, Normally by appointment space.
CCA will be showcasing works by some of the artists they currently represent. This includes, painting, photography, sculpture and print making. Some of the artists will be present during the evening to talk about their work and the practice of being an artist. Artworks will be available to purchase.
Time: 6pm-9pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: www.commecaart.com

NQ After Dark – Manchester Spins @ The Bay Horse
We are The Bay Horse, a quirky local pub with an emphasis on music and art. We hold exhibitions regularly giving local artists the opportunity to showcase their work.
For Museums at Night we have two very exciting exhibitions; Manchester Spins featuring vinyl sleeve design by legendary graphic designer Trevor Johnson; and our veryown stylist Nicky Rybka Goldsmith with his photographic portfolio on show for the first time!
Prints are available to purchase at both exhibitions, with £5 from every sale going to our chosen charity Forever Manchester.
Times: 12-11pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: www.thebayhorsepub.co.uk

NQ After Dark – Stop Making Sense @ Common
Art Making Sense with Yes Blythe (live) & Composition – part of Northern Quarter After Dark
Composition: A new installation exploring the relationship between sound and image by Aliyah Hussain and John Powell-Jones.
Yes Blythe uses cassette tapes and guitar pedals to create dark soundscapes; cavernous drones with underlying melodies.
In association with Museums At Night
Time: 9-11pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk

NQ After Dark – No Good Beatniks Live at Matt & Phreds @ Matt & Phreds
No Good Beatniks are a collective of like minded musicians who operate as a Jam Band with the focus on Dirty Grooves and Distorted Jazz. They play broken beats with a dance floor vintage/analogue equipment and classic instruments.
Time: Happy Hour 6-8pm / Gig starts 9-12pm
FREE Event
For more information visit: www.mattandphreds.com

NQ After Dark – Piercing Brightness screening @ Passion Academy
Passion studios will be presenting a screening of Piercing Brightness starring Sam Edwards. Piercing Brightness is a science fiction feature film directed by internationally acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood. The film utilises science fiction as a backdrop from which to contest fixed notions of race, migration and identity. It addresses issues of time, memory and belonging through a careful interplay of mainstream science fiction and its ongoing relationship to more experimental modes of film making.
Time: 7pm
Free Event  / For complimentary tickets email: sophie@passionstudios.co.uk
For more information please visit: www.passionacademy.co.uk 

NQ After Dark – Unit X Federation House
Manchester School of Art’s Unit ‘x’ exhibitions are a celebration of the creative talent and dynamic energy that Manchester is so well known for. 
Students have worked in partnership with staff and partner organisations to create a range of creative and exciting art installations, exhibitions, films, designs and projections in new and unusual locations. 
Unit ‘X’ is an innovative way of teaching, bringing students from different disciplines together to work with museums, galleries, companies, public sector, communities and creative professionals. 
This exhibition is on the top floor of the new arts space at Federation House and is part of an ongoing relationship with Castlefield Gallery to bridge the gap between students and professional practitioners. 
The quality, range and diversity of the work on display is ample evidence of the city’s continuing vibrant, creative pulse.
Time: 6-9pm
For more information visit: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/

Manchester School of Art Unit ‘X’ exhibition: New Century House
THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY 6-9pm 
Manchester School of Art’s Unit ‘x’ exhibitions are a celebration of the creative talent and dynamic energy that Manchester is so well known for. 
Students have worked in partnership with staff and partner organisations to create a range of creative and exciting art installations, exhibitions, films, designs and projections in new and unusual locations. 
Unit ‘X’ is an innovative way of teaching, bringing students from different disciplines together to work with museums, galleries, companies, public sector, communities and creative professionals. 
The quality, range and diversity of the work on display is ample evidence of the city’s continuing vibrant, creative pulse. 
Working in groups on diverse range of briefs with a variety of partners, these exhibitions turn 4 floors of the former Co-op offices into exciting and unusual creative spaces.
Time: 6-9pm
For more information visit: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/events/

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