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Free Tour of The Portico Library

1 Dec 2017, 2:30pm
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Guided tours start from The Bank Pub as your guide will begin with a short history of the old Georgian streets in the vicinity, before moving on to The Portico Library for an in-depth exploration of its collection, curios and characters. Book asap as these tours fill quickly!
You will be led by the inimitable Ed Glinert, well-known guide from New Manchester Walks and author of the Manchester Compendium (Penguin).

Art Across: An Essential Art History with Sara Riccardi

Regular Saturday sessions from January - March 2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Advance booking required
Individual sessions: £20
Book all eight sessions in advance for the price of seven: £140
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Art Across is a project created by art historian Sara Riccardi (History of Art MA at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome) that aims to stimulate engagement and create connections between the artists of today and those of the past, through a series of sessions with an interactive structure. The format stretches from the Middle Ages to contemporary times and features eight sessions where the participants are invited to explore the arts in an essential, chronological overview, discovering the threads that link together centuries of art production.
This course will provide you with an excellent overview of the most significant phases in Art History, which can go on to inform your work, artistic practice or further academic/personal studies. They are also perfect for beginners and a wonderful way to spend your Saturday mornings as the sessions are truly fascinating while being friendly, fun and interactive!

For more information on the course content and our T&Cs please visit the Eventbrite booking page.

Drawing Classes at The Portico

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
11:30am - 1:30pm
Please note these classes will not be running between January and March 2018

£10.00 Booking not required

Practice your drawing skills in one of Manchester's most inspirational environments. Advice and tuition available from the class leader, Greg Fenwick. Basic materials are provided and tea and coffee is included in the price. If you wish to bring your own materials please restrict these to pencils, chalks and charcoals.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made by contacting us here. Please note that The Portico Library is happy to issue a refund up to 24 hours before the event takes place.

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