Arts, Events, and Exhibitions – July 2017
Here is my pick of arts, events, and exhibitions happening this month. I would love to hear your own suggestions in the comments.
29th June – 16th July, various venues across Manchester
Manchester is a city of culture. Having been to university there for several years I can attest to the diverse and spectacular events that the city hosts. The Manchester International Festival is a biennial that celebrates this heritage as well as bringing together local and international artists. The list of events is impressive and there is certainly something to cater to every artistic taste. So go and see something you know you will love, and then try something completely new, Manchester will never disappoint!
Until 15th October, Tate Liverpool
Science and art, or specifically, science and stitch, are not things that are traditionally thought of as mixing. This special exhibition at Tate Liverpool, however, seeks to merge the two with a tapestry that reflects on our relationship with the concept of space and its exploration. Taking inspiration from the Bayeux Tapestry and its depiction of Halley’s comet, this 40 metre work, created by Mir and 25 collaborators should be a fantastic sight.
15th July, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
If you have always wanted to try your hand at pottery, then this is a great workshop to start with. Set in one of the stalwarts of the Potteries heritage, you will learn how to make a simple coil pot – the basis of many ceramic building projects.
22nd July, Westport Lake, Stoke-on-Trent
Are you looking to unwind, enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore your creative side? This one-day workshop, run by artist Belinda Latimer may be just what you are looking for. Latimer combines a creative outlook with a focus on mental well-being and has developed a range of events, workshops, and classes that support this ethos. Through art and nature you will explore your surroundings and develop ideas and techniques that help you to relax and de-stress.
Places are limited, so click on the link above to check out the event on Belinda Latimer Designs Facebook page and book your place.
28th-29th July, Central Forest Park, Stoke-on-Trent
Performers walking on water, floating cars, bikes, and beds, almighty fireworks and astonishing original music will combine to create a dreamlike painting set against the unique backdrop of Stoke-on-Trent, and with no spoken word, the show is suitable for a wide range of people.
Appetite presents Water Fools by Ilotopie looks to be a spectacular live event. Brought to you by Appetite who have been a beacon of creative activity within the the Stoke-on-Trent area. Tickets are also reasonably priced, starting from £8.95, a bargain for what appears to be a unique and inspiring performance.
Do you have any other events you are looking forward to? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!