Sat, 04 Jun|
From Cotton and Crime to Cool, Cork&Canvas on The Cutting Room Square.
Celebrating the rich history of Ancoats.
Time & Location
04 Jun 2022, 11:00
Ancoats, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester, UK
About the event
Recently named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world, Ancoats is an urbanite's dream of neglected inner-city mills transformed into trendy artisanal bakeries and craft beer shops.
During this workshop, we will delve into the industrial past, considering what life in Ancoats looked like back then. From its architecture, businesses, and the people that lived there; including the infamous slum gangs known as 'The Scuttlers.'
Just how did Ancoats go from the lawless 'chimney of the north' to the trendy hipster neighborhood it is today?
Exploring the remaining architectural treasures which give a nod towards its past. This workshop will be opened by Poet Mathew James Hill and we will paint an acrylic collage of key landmarks in Ancoats.
After the workshop, a number of poets will perform from Manchester's very own Sayin' collective and there will also be an exhibition of young people's artwork from local charity 42nd Street.
-Performance from a local poet about the history of Anocats
-Step by step guidance to paint your very own Ancoats landscape
-Paint and brushes
-A finished canvas to take home
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, we differentiate the class to all abilities.
Standard ticket£33.00+£0.83 service fee