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What's On at The Portico Library, Manchester

What's On at The Portico Library, Manchester

Folk Life Drawing

The Portico Library, Manchester
Wednesday 24 July - Wednesday 25 September 2024
A Life Drawing class with a difference. A series of immersive Folk Life Drawing Workshops, inspired by the Portico Library's exhibition, Weird As Folk. These sessions curated by HappeningInMCR will feature artist Lucy Wright's wearable fol...

Family Folk Art - Drop In

The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 1 - Thursday 29 August 2024
Families are welcome to come and explore the exhbition, sit in our forest of stories, read books in our handling collection and create their own boggart....

The Portico Kitchen Secret Supper Club

The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 8 August 2024
Join the Portico Kitchen team for a series of unique dining experiences in one of the city?s most extraordinary settings....

Bookbinding for All

The Portico Library, Manchester
Saturday 10 August 2024
A pop-up display on bookbinding and why it is important for our historic books....


The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 15 August 2024
On the eve of the anniversary of the 'Massacre of Peterloo', Ed Glinert tells the story of how this peaceful demonstration became violent....

The Digest: A Food Reading Circle

The Portico Library, Manchester
Saturday 17 August 2024
Join writer and manager of the Portico Kitchen, Joe Fenn, to explore the rich and expanding world of food writing....

A Continual Farewell: Book Launch

The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 29 August 2024
Lindsay Reade is in conversation on her new book A Continual Farewell. A full-colour account of Lindsay Reade and Tony Wilson's working life and relationship told through scans of their letters, pictures and Lindsay's diary entries accompan...

Conservation of a Medieval Psalter

The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 12 September 2024
How to rebind a precious medieval book that has been badly bound and what you discover in the process. With Richard Nichols, an independent book conservator....

Weird as Folk: Tall Tales from the North West

The Portico Library, Manchester
Saturday 2 November 2024
Weird As Folk invites you to wander through the mysteries of our Folklore collection and reimagine what folklore means to you. We have ventured across the Northwest, delved deep into the cloughs and unearthed Folk treasures....

Bookbinding and Beyond

The Portico Library, Manchester
Thursday 21 November 2024
The art of bookbinding and how it becomes an art of belonging through natural materials, the environment and symbols....
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