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Crowds enjoy Hidden private view

Crowds enjoy Hidden private view

8 March 2013

Crowds enjoy Hidden private view

Yesterday evening the museum welcomed nearly 200 people to the private view/opening of our new changing exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders.

Director Katy Archer kicked off the speeches by welcoming everyone to the museum and then introduced folk singer Roy Bailey who performed several of his songs for the crowd.  We then handed over to photographer Red Saunders who gave an impassioned speech about his work and inspiration.  The exhibition was then declared officially open.

Throughout the evening there were opportunities for people to participate in lots of different activities around the building and to see the various exhibition and gallery spaces. Guests could be creative in the Learning Studio with artist Sarah Marsh and sample our fabulous Family Friendly events programme, explore Main Galleries One and Two, visit the Mums Matter 2 Mancunians exhibition in the Community Gallery, chat to our friendly staff and find out more about our venue hire facilities, learning programme and Hidden learning resources, visit the shop to purchase greetings cards and posters from the exhibition and watch excerpts from our Living History performance Slavery & Suffrage – William Cuffay’s Story in the Mini Theatre, Main Gallery One.

We were delighted that later in the evening Roy Bailey performed some more songs to an enthusiastic audience.

Guests enjoyed fairtrade wine and other drinks kindly provided by The Co-operative and snacks and nibbles were provided by Couture who run The Left Bank cafe bar.

Find out more about Hidden by Red Saunders which is on show at the museum until Sunday 29 September 2013.

Hidden is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition.