Manchester Museum After Hours
New year, new you? Kickstart 2019 with a visit to Manchester Museum and find out how to live well with less.
Manchester Museum opens its doors after work for its first After Hours event of the year – a programme of events, talks, screenings and activities which each explore a different theme.
‘Consumed’ on Thursday 31 January from 6-9pm is an opportunity to get involved in workshops helping you buy more ethically, support local social enterprises and live a more sustainable life. So skip rush hour, and come to Manchester Museum to explore the new Heritage Futures exhibition – which looks into how we create a shared vision of the future – and take part in the numerous activities on offer throughout the evening. These include:
- An unwanted Christmas present swap shop – anything left over will be donated to our charity partner Barnabus
- Work with Kate Eggleston Art, creating art using discovered objects
- Barnabus’ Renu furniture project will be giving demonstrations and have some of their beautiful upcycled furniture renovated by homeless individuals up for grabs
- Try out upcycling yourself with the marvellous Stitched Up
- Join a roundtable discussion with representatives from OLIO – The Food Sharing Revolution, Furniture Poverty Hub and Dr Zemirah Moffatt from Insightful Moves (who will be doing a Meaningful Clutter Workshop earlier in the day).
- Try out the tasty Seven Brothers Brewery’s Throw Away IPA – a brilliant beer brewed in Salford using leftover Kelloggs cornflakes.
No need to book and it’s entirely free – so get along to ‘Consumed’ – Manchester Museum’s first After Hours event of 2019!