Explore the themes of our Grafters exhibition with your group
The museum’s latest changing exhibition Grafters is on show until Sunday 18 September 2016. You can bring your group to visit the exhibition and combine it with one of our Grafters themed Learning sessions.
Curated by leading documentary photographer Ian Beesley, Grafters shows how the working classes went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally to photographers themselves. To accompany these scenes of industrial life, the museum has commissioned new poems from Ian McMillan, giving new voice to the unknown people captured in the images.
We are offering ten free Creative Writing sessions for schools from Greater Manchester who have not previously visited the museum before, for the duration of the Grafters exhibition. If your group misses out on the offer of a free session, schools and other learning organisations can take advantage of our special offer for Creative Writing sessions, where they can be booked at a reduced rate for the duration of the exhibition. If you would like to find out more about either offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Writing: Explore the exhibition with a professional writer to devise creative responses to the images. Outcomes can be tailored to the groups’ needs, and could include poetry, spoken word or monologues.
City Centre Trail: Discover Manchester’s Industrial history with a qualified tour guide.
Take part in one of our Living History workshops that use drama to bring to life the experience of workers and life in Britain over the last 200 years.
pARTicipate workshops: Work with an artist to produce original art work inspired by the exhibition, to represent working life in Britain.
To accompany the Grafters exhibition, the Learning Team have created a range of Learning resources to be used to support your visit.
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