Join us to celebrate Charles Dickens’ 201st birthday  on Thursday 7th February. 

There is an evening of events that link with ‘The Walk to Dover’ by Turner Prize nominee, Spartacus Chetwynd, a contemporary art intervention in our 19th Century Galleries, inspired by Dicken’s novel David Copperfield; including a Food Foraging event and wild food related items on our Cafe menu.

Dickens and the Artists
6.30pm The Lecture Theatre – tickets are still available.  There is no charge for the talk but a donation in support of Manchester Art Galleries’ programmes can be made on the door or when booking
Dickens and the Artists is an illustrated talk by Mark Bills, who curated an exhibition on this theme last year at The Watts Gallery.  The talk explores Dickens’ view of art and artists and the significant influence that his writings had upon the art of his age.
After the talk there will be an opportunity to see Art in Hard Times: The Walk to Dover by Spartacus Chetwynd and Victorian Paintings of Modern Life, with Rebecca Milner, Curator: Collections Access.
Book tickets through Eventbrite
There will be places available on the day from 6.15pm, on a first come first served basis.