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Learning – Summer 2012

  • Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class
  • Mr Ordinary's Prize Book Launch
  • Learning Programme 2012/13
  • NOISE Re-masters - The Art of Protest

Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class private view

You and your colleagues are invited to the exciting private view of Demon Drink? Temperance and the Working Class, a major new changing exhibition at the museum on Thursday 28 June 2012, 5.30pm – 7.30pm.  Come along and find out what we offer for schools and community groups and have a go at a free taster session of our popular Print Power workshop.  Learning staff will be on hand on the night to answer your questions and take bookings for our exciting 2012/13 Learning Programme.

Mr Ordinary’s Prize Book Launch - Sunday 8 July, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Come along for a free, fun-filled afternoon of stories, puppets and crafts and help us celebrate the launch of our Mr Ordinary’s Prize picture book, written by Emily Capstick and illustrated by Adam Pryce.  For details on how to order a free copy of the book for your school or early years centre, please email or call 0161 838 9190.  This project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival.

Learning Programme 2012-13

Keep an eye out for our exciting new Learning brochure that will be hitting your post boxes in September.  If you can’t wait until then, check out the Learning pages of our website and find out what the museum offers to schools and community groups, including Living History and pARTicipate workshops.  All sessions are linked to the National Curriculum in drama, history, art and citizenship.  We are taking bookings for 2012/13 now, and still have availability for the summer term – perfect for that end of term treat!

NOISE Re-masters - The Art of Protest

This exciting project organised by NOISE Festival encourages students to take inspiration from protest art ‘masters’ such as Banksy, Gillian Wearing and Billy Bragg, to create original, peaceful responses to their own issues and concerns.  Successful submissions will be exhibited in the museum's Community Gallery in Spring 2013.  NOISE Re-masters is an art project created to be part of the National Curriculum for modern art, developed for learning institutions or individuals.