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Shake a leg and wake your grey cells with Charme Insider Guides.

Out on the town or in the gallery, come on a cultural quest with a French accent.

 

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Valette’s Manchester

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14:00
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Manchester city centre

Discover Manchester as it was seen through the eyes of French painter Valette a century ago. How do his atmospheric depictions of industrial Manchester compare with that of today? Does a foreigner’s gaze see what locals do not?


Supported by the Alliance française

A new extended walk for Monsieur Valette now stretching our steps along the Irwell river. “I cannot over-estimate the effect on me at that time of the coming into this drab city of Adolphe Valette, full of the French Impressionists, aware of everything that was going on in ParisL.S.Lowry

 

 

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Highlight tour

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14:00
FREE
Manchester Art Gallery

An insider’s guide to the evolution of 18th century landscapes and portraits through the permanent collection of Manchester Art Gallery. Did you know how early on Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner and Constable introduced principles of impressionism?

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Symbols in art

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15:00
£6, Book in advance
Manchester Art Gallery

This is a themed tour exploring the history of symbols in art but also in our surrounding. Symbols reveal so much about us today, you will be challenged on the subject matter.

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‘Now for Michael Ashcroft’

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14:00
£6, Book in advance
Manchester City Centre

See how northern art and styles personified by L.S. Lowry have changed with Michael Ashcroft’s contemporary paintings. Likened to Edward Hopper and Theodore Rousseau, Ashcroft captures Manchester’s treasures today, old and new.

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From Oxford Rd to Sam’s Chop House 10 paintings by the artist are shown in situ to reveal the story of a man who battled the odds to follow his dreams. Highly inspiring how art made such a difference in his life, he who welcomed the walks on his work as long as it could end at the pub!

Ending at Sam’s Chop House, one of Lowry’s favourite pub


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