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 and will be 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 will be 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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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.

The Breakfast Club is co-curated by The Public Meeting founder, Peggy Manning, and G. F. Smith consultant, Jane Crowther.

Next event: Wednesday 26th June

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: MEHA HINDOCHA

Begins Saturday 29th June at Sadler’s Yard as part of The Summer Beer Thing. Continues throughout July at the Old Bank.

Mural artist Meha Hindocha will be creating a participatory mural at the Old Bank, in an open studio setting, with the theme of Manchester’s hidden stories. There will be two public workshops and four drop in sessions in which you can help create Meha’s latest mural, to be displayed at various spots around the NOMA neighbourhood.

Dates and times to be announced soon.

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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.

Free to enrol with spaces for up to 10 people.

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VESTIBULE GALLERY PRESENTS: DEPOT ART STUDIOS AT THE OLD BANK

Launching 4th July 6-9pm. Exhibition continues until 2nd August.

Part of Manifest Arts Festival 2019

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.

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

Launching 4th July 6-9pm. 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.

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.

Next event: Monday 8th July 2019

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FLY: A DEBUT SOLO SHOW

Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm

An average office worker, with big plans. They are just all in her head. One day she'll fly away, but for now it is only to her daydreams.

Part of GM Fringe.

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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.

Next session: Thursday 11th July 6-7:30pm

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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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SHE CHOIR

Every Wednesday, 6-8pm.

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

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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.

 

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.