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What to do in Manchester (Jan 2014)

17th January 2014 Posted by numagoo

We’re coming to the end of another week. At Numagoo we’re delighted to see that it’s getting slightly lighter outside. Perhaps getting to work in the dark and leaving in the dark is becoming a thing of the past? As always there are many places and events for you to get your teeth into. Here is a list of some of our favourites for Manchester Jan 2014;

From darkness comes light: The paintings of Michael John Ashcroft. ARTZU gallery. 01 Dec 2013/02 Feb 2014

Through art, Michael John Ashcroft explores the hills and streets of Greater Manchester by capturing the light and darkness he has felt reflected in his own life. In 2011 Michael was elected as a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts following in the footsteps of L.S.Lowry who was also a member of the prestigious group of artists. We recommend taking this opportunity to see one of Manchester’s most respected artists.

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation: Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Manchester.

The centre was set up by the A Clockwork Orange writers wife. An insightful library and archive of Burgess’ manuscripts, photos and correspondence, the form engine house also stage talks by new writers and artists in its performance venue. The foundation is free and aims to encourage interest in Burgess life and legendary work.

Ice Lab. Museum of Science and Industry. Open until 2nd March 2014.

This free event is open daily and showcases contemporary architecture and research in one of the most isolated places on earth.The exhibition brings together original drawings, models, photographs, films and sources of inspiration for highly specialised, sci-fi looking polar research stations. It’s a great way to learn more about the diverse scientific research which takes place in the Antarctic.

If you know of any events or places to visit in Manchester please contact us via the contact tab. We’re always on the look out for new and exciting places to include on the blog.