What's On

 

What’s On at the Old Bank Residency?

Our current calendar of open public events, screenings and exhibitions which you might be interested in.

 
 
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NOW SHOWING CLUB: 16 SEAT DOCUMENTARY CINEMA

Every Monday and Tuesday at 7pm.

Now Showing Club is Manchester’s first dedicated documentary cinema, showcasing 50 films from Dogwoof’s back catalogue in 2019. Visitors can expect a curated selection of titles which have received 24 Oscar nominations, including Free Solo, Minding the Gap, RBG, The Act of Killing and Blackfish.

Screenings are every Monday and Tuesday at 7pm; tickets are limited to 16 people per show and available to purchase now! Follow the link below to see full listings and to book tickets.

ONE DISH ROOM

Every Friday from 12pm.

Down tools and reclaim your lunch break at studio kitchen One Dish Room. Serving every Friday from 12pm.

£4 a dish and vegan by default.

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EXHIBITION: OBR: BINARY ARCHIVE 2019 BY MEGAN COWLEY

Launching Friday 16th August 6-9pm.

Exhibition continues until Friday 6th September with a special closing party.

Megan Cowley is a research-based designer, specialising in waterjet and kiln formed glass. Working from information extracted from both architectural features and social history of the Old Bank, Megan transfers this information into binary data, which is then encapsulated into glass panels. Binary is an integral part of our lives, like the veins of a human, binary code runs through all of technology. This exhibition takes place in both gallery spaces, with the Column Gallery showcasing Megan’s extensive archival research into the history of the Old Bank Building.

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MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 28th August, 6-8pm.

Get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 4th September, 6-8pm.

Get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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SIP AND STITCH

Thursday 5th September, 6:30-8:30pm.

Join Becky Stevens for an embroidery workshop where you will have a chance to learn some traditional embroidery stitches then apply them to a landscape design. More importantly, it's a chance for you to switch off and enjoy a mindful activity that is being recognised as a hobby that contributes to staving off depression and anxiety. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Ticketed event - advance booking is essential.

MANCHESTER MAD GRAPHIC NOVEL GROUP

The second Monday of every month, 6.30-8.30pm.

A discussion group for those looking to discuss graphic novels, comics, comix and web-comics.

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RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

The second Thursday of every month, 6-7:30pm.

A volunteer run support group for anyone in Manchester who is affected by severe mental illness, whether as a carer or service user. Affiliated to the national charity Rethink Mental Illness. No referral necessary - just turn up.

MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 11th September, 6-8pm.

Get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

The last Wednesday of every month, 7.30-9am.

An opportunity to gather, inspire and be inspired by people in our community over a shared breakfast.

Next event: Wednesday 25th September

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SHE CHOIR

Every Wednesday, 6-8pm.

Join SHE Choir, a vibrant collaborative choir community for all who identify as women.

 

Past Events

 
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COLUMN GALLERY PRESENTS: BREAKDOWN

Launching Thursday 6th June, 6 - 8pm. Exhibition continues until 21st June.

'BREAKDOWN' is an exhibition of the work of 4 artists Chatize Achmet, Emmeleia Filippopoulou, Jamie Kirk and Emily Wills currently studying MA Fine Art at Manchester School of Art.

This exhibition considers the breakdown as the starting point. With an eye to current socio-political issues, which include networks of memory and history, the artists speculate the multiple nuances that breakdown itself implies.

Using a diverse range of media and a variety of practices, the works showcase the physical, optical and conceptual tensions and forces of materials, targeted in tantalising charges of energy to be released.

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IDEAS SCHOOL: DRAWING IS DISCOVERY

6 week course, starting Wednesday 3rd July.

This is a drawing short course that encourages the use of drawing as a tool for discovery and to help make sense of the world around us. Drawing is the oldest artistic medium, it is also the most intimate and immediate - this short course will help you to forget about visual correctness (whatever that means) and focus instead on exploration and freedom. Fully booked.

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MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 10th July 6-8pm

Throughout July, artist and illustrator Meha Hindocha will be creating a participatory mural at the Old Bank in an open studio setting, using the theme of Manchester’s hidden stories. We invite you to get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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FLY: THE SHOW

Thursday 11th July, 7pm

The debut of solo show Fly, as part of GM Fringe 2019.

One day she’ll fly away but right now she needs to be on a conference call.

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LESSONS FROM A JOURNALIST: HOW TO SECURE MEDIA COVERAGE

Wednesday 24th July 2:30-5:30pm

Suzanne Bearne is a freelance journalist for the likes of the BBC, the Guardian and the Observer and runs the Guardian Masterclass 'What journalists want: A masterclass for PRs, marketers and business owners'. Ticketed event - booking is essential.

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MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 24th July 6-8pm

Throughout July, artist and illustrator Meha Hindocha will be creating a participatory mural at the Old Bank in an open studio setting, using the theme of Manchester’s hidden stories. We invite you to get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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GIRL GANG: SPEED MATE-ING #15

Thursday 25th July, 6.30-9pm

Speed Mate-ing uses conversation starters, challenges and games a go to encourage you to be your most authentic self and connect with yourself and the community around you!

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COLUMN GALLERY PRESENTS: THERE’S A CRACK IN EVERYTHING - AN EXHIBITION BY CINTHIA BASELER

Exhibition continues until 2nd August.

This exhibition draws upon concepts by the Philosopher Marshal McLuhan to investigate photography’s ability to self-reference as a medium. Borrowed from a Leonard Cohen song, the title of this exhibition refers to the visual phenomena of ‘light leaks’ - an occurrence central to the concept of this exhibition, but which is usually considered a technical flaw.

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FILM SCREENING: SHOOT THE MOON RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES

Friday August 2nd, 7pm

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Graham L. Carter’s low-budget film is unabashedly romantic -- full of colour and soaring musical segments. Set in a hazy movie-world of conmen, private detectives and smoky neon-lit bars, Shoot the Moon Between the Eyes was also the winner of the Special Jury Prize at Indie Memphis.

The film is presented here as a UK Premiere at Now Showing Club in association with local film programmers Bigger Than Life.

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VESTIBULE GALLERY PRESENTS: DEPOT ART STUDIOS AT THE OLD BANK

Exhibition continues until 2nd August.

The current members from Depot Art Studios show their work together in public for the first time. The space at the Old Bank Residency gives the group the opportunity to experiment and test their practices, drawing links between their ideas within the context of this repurposed, public space in Manchester. Part of Manifest Arts Festival 2019.

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MURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP: MANCHESTER’S HIDDEN STORIES

Wednesday 7th August, 6-8pm

Throughout July and August, artist and illustrator Meha Hindocha will be creating a participatory mural at the Old Bank in an open studio setting, using the theme of Manchester’s hidden stories. We invite you to get involved and help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various locations around the NOMA neighbourhood.

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SADLER’S YARD SUMMER JAM 2019

Saturday 10th August, 12-7pm

A celebration of DIY culture.

The world is yours for the making.

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STEPPING OUT: LUNCHTIME COFFEE TASTING

Thursday 15th August, 12.45-1.30pm.

Join Old Bank residents With Love and Swan Song for the next Stepping Out event.