MANCHESTER CELEBRATES SOUTH ASIAN CULTURE WITH WEEKEND OF MUSIC FILM AND PERFORMANCE – LAURA COLLINSON

28 September, 2017 – Creative Boom

Raqs Media Collective, 36 Planes of Emotion, 2011, Courtesy the artists.

Raqs Media Collective, 36 Planes of Emotion, 2011, Courtesy the artists.

Although Manchester has long been a hub for the creative arts – arguably having spawned some of the greatest musicians of our time – over the past five years it has really stepped things up a notch. With the opening of HOME and the remodelling of the Whitworth Gallery, the northern city has truly become a cultural force to be reckoned with.

This month, Manchester’s cultural institutions – Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and the Whitworth – open eight exhibitions by leading artists in a celebration of shared heritage and historic connections.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh, these exhibitions present both new and seminal works, while a wider programme of music, film and performances invite audiences to experience a wealth of South Asian culture throughout the opening weekend (29 September – 1 October 2017).

This is part of New North and South, a network of 10 organisations in the North of England and South Asia, along with the British Council, who are creating a three-year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchanges…”

MANCHESTER CELEBRATES SOUTH ASIAN CULTURE WITH WEEKEND OF MUSIC FILM AND PERFORMANCE – LAURA COLLINSON

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