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Skyliner is dedicated to the pursuit of rare and fascinating art and architecture, and the hidden histories contained within the concrete of a city. 
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What's On

Our pick of art, architecture, heritage, and city events. 


Manchester Is Here - the Symposium/the Celebration
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Manchester Is Here - the Symposium/the Celebration

  • Various, please check event details

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the ‘Manchester bomb’, widely recognised as the catalyst for Greater Manchester’s twenty-first-century regeneration, we are holding an academic symposium and public-engagement launch on June 15th to celebrate Manchester’s phenomenal redevelopment over the past twenty years

Digital Re-Enchantment: Place, Writing & Technology
Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

Digital Re-Enchantment: Place, Writing & Technology

  • Nightingale Centre

In what ways might digital technologies enhance and enrich our relationships with the places in which we live and the spaces through which we move? How have landscape writers drawn upon digital technologies in their own exploratory creative practices? 

LandscapesOfIdentity Symposium 2016
May
18
11:00 am11:00

LandscapesOfIdentity Symposium 2016

  • National Football Museum

As the 20th anniversary of 1996 Manchester bombing approaches, some of the key contributors to the Millennium Quarter – a project designed to redevelop the city centre after the catastrophic event – are amongst renowned speakers who will be speaking at the symposium.

Working our Way Around the North West
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Working our Way Around the North West

  • Manchester Central Library

From cars to cables, from hats to locos and from paper to pipes, this selection of films from the North West Film Archive, in partnership with the Newcomen Society, takes a look at a few of the products and industries that came out of the North West when we were part of the workshop of the world.

Space, Hope and Brutalism, building in England's northern cities 1945-75
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Space, Hope and Brutalism, building in England's northern cities 1945-75

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Benzie Bldg

Elain Harwood joins MMS for a pre-Christmas lecture. Elain, in her role as Senior Architectural Investigator for Historic England, has been instrumental in raising the appreciation of post war buildings and ultimately ensuring many are protected via the listing system.

The Lost & Found Museum
Dec
6
8:00 pm20:00

The Lost & Found Museum

  • The Wonder Inn

The Lost & Found Museum is an exhibition, a temporary museum collecting, exploring, collecting and displaying everything to do with loss and discovery. 

How to Write an Artist Statement workshop with Double Negative
Dec
6
1:00 pm13:00

How to Write an Artist Statement workshop with Double Negative

  • The Bluecoat

Being able to clearly communicate and contextualise artwork is essential for any practicing artist. Yet writing about your own work can be difficult and stressful. This practical and friendly afternoon workshop is aimed at artists wishing to get to grips with their work, ideas and wider intellectual concerns through writing.

Borders, Gaps, Bridges
Dec
4
6:30 pm18:30

Borders, Gaps, Bridges

  • Wonder Inn

Borders, Gaps, Bridges is a connector, a get-together, and catalyst for future collaborations and inspiration including a talk from Skyliner about the exploration of spaces across the city.

Art & Science Critical Forum: Environment
Nov
27
6:00 pm18:00

Art & Science Critical Forum: Environment

  • Rogue Artists' Studios

The first critical forum with Alice Sharp and Bianca Manu from Invisible Dust. The event will take the form of informal presentations by artists intersperced with discussion. The loose theme for the 1st session is 'environment'. 

Archives and Wikipedia
Nov
21
12:00 pm12:00

Archives and Wikipedia

  • Central Library

As part of Explore Your Archives week, Manchester Libraries & Andy Mabbett deliver a free event which will help you get started on Wikipedia, edit existing articles and start your own articles on your favourite aspects of Manchester's history.

Art and Geographical Borders symposium
Nov
20
9:30 am09:30

Art and Geographical Borders symposium

  • 70 Oxford Street (former Cornerhouse)

Recently there has been an upsurge in art practices that visualise the tensions and contradictions arising from contemporary borders. This one day symposium attempts to address these and related issues.

DevoManc Workshop
Nov
18
10:00 am10:00

DevoManc Workshop

  • MMU

Would harnessing the economic strength of cities such as Manchester increase regional power, or would this simply strengthen existing inequalities? What would the role for communities be in the potential economic development of these areas? Does the northern powerhouse have implications for governance nationally?

Ancoats Voice Up
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Ancoats Voice Up

  • Royal Mills

In partnership with Great Places Housing Association we introduce a new arts project for the people of Ancoats.

GET INVOLVED. GET CREATIVE. ANIMATE YOUR SPACE. SHARE IDEAS.

Pomona Picnic
Aug
1
2:00 pm14:00

Pomona Picnic

  • Bridgewater Canal Towpath M15 4LW United Kingdom

Come along to our picnic this Saturday and show your support. Bring sandwiches, cakes, dogs, family members, native seeds to scatter...the weather forecast looks good so come along and show how we can utilise the space. 

Tim Peaks Diner
Jul
11
Jul 12

Tim Peaks Diner

  • Albert's Chop House

The weekend of events includes Skyliner tours of the city (details to be announced) as well as a collection of music and talks including Dave Haslam in conversation with Paddy Considine

“History is the new punk”: The International History From Below Network
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

“History is the new punk”: The International History From Below Network

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

The International History From Below Network is a diverse organisation of historytellers, historical agitators, artists, independent archivists, history groups, political archaeologists etc. It was founded in 2012 in Barcelona to reflect a growing worldwide movement of historical activism and public interest in radical history, and to build an alternative, non-academic resource for the production and transmission of oppositional forms of history.

History is the New Punk
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

History is the New Punk

  • The Geoffrey Manton Lecture Theatre 4

As radical history becomes increasingly popular, more and more activists – from squatters and footballers to street artists and curators – are making the transition to historians, merging past struggles, new technology and street culture to build new and surprising narratives.