Tea Hive Alexandra Park

Family Day at Tea Hive Alexandra Park

Following a series of successful pop ups for Pankhurst in the Park over the last year, we are very excited to announce Tea Hive have secured the tender to run the Alexandra Park cafe permanently!

To celebrate this join Alexandra Arts for a family open day on Saturday 6th June from 1-4pm featuring Tea Hive refreshments, kids activities, park heritage and wildlife activities and sports activities plus much more.  

Web shop launch 26th of March

In connection with our Pankhurst in the Gallery event on the 26th of March at Manchester Art Gallery, we are launching a brand new webshop!

Alexandra Arts have been working with Photographer Zuza Grubecka throughout the autumn programming Pankhurst in the Park and we are excited that her signed photo book will be available at our Manchester Art Gallery event. But also in our webshop.

Zuza'a photo of Rodin remake at Withworth Art Gallery was recently featured on Instagram's own blog - http://blog.instagram.com/post/112133477802/150226-zuza-g

The evening also includes a showcase and sale of artworks from this years 's International Artist in Residency Go! Push Pops and their final performance Holy Creatrixxx. We have limited edition screen prints of Katarzyna Jablonska's portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and signed photo books by Pablo Melchor and Zuza Grubecka . As well as original mono print by Naomi Kashiwagi 

Pankhurst in the Park is part of the fabulous Wonder Woman festival 2015. Check out  creativetourist.com's  Wonder Woman Week Four: The highlights where our event is featured. We are also thrilled that Manchester Confidential picked our Thursday Late Pankhurst in the Park at Manchester Art Gallery as their TOP 10: Exhibitions in March

Age Friendly Gallery visit

Alexandra Arts has been awarded funds through the Cash Grant scheme from the Whalley Range wards , to engage the elderly in the community through a series of art activities.

We are kicking this off with an invitation to older resident of Whalley Range to join Alexandra Arts as a special guest on the 26th of Match at Manchester Art Gallery for the age-friendly 'Pankhurst in the Gallery'*.  FREE transport and refreshments provided. 

Please spread the word! We are particularly keen to see older people who don't usually get out and about get involved. More age-friendly event to be confirmed shortly, so watch this space.

If you would like to come along please contact Alexandra Arts on hello@alexandra-arts.org.uk
Ring or send a text to: 07816683171
Landline: 01618813744 (In care of Chris at JNR8 Community Centre)  

This opportunity is funded by a Cash Grant from the Whalley Range Ward.

*Pankhurst in the Gallery is part of the Wonder Woman festival 2015

Pankhurst in the Gallery

As part of the Wonder Woman* festival 2015, we are pleased to announce that on Thursday 26th March 2015 Alexandra Arts will be ‘taking over’ Thursday Lates at Manchester Art Gallery to present Pankhurst in the Gallery, a free event for all.

Our Holy Creatrixxx infused Pankhurst in the Gallery will celebrate the life and work of Emmeline Pankhurst. Inspired by Manchester Art Gallery’s fashion collections, the event will explore the Suffragette movement in terms of fashion activism and empowerment.

People will be invited to dress up – take inspiration from the Suffragette colours of green, purple and white or even the gallery’s collections. Or simply rock up as you are and join in on the adornment making station. The evening includes a showcase and sale of artworks from this years Pankhurst in the Park's International Artist in Residency Go! Push Pops and their final performance Holy Creatrixxx. We have limited edition screen prints of Katarzyna Jablonska's portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and signed photo books by Pablo Melchor and Zuza Grubecka . This will be all topped of with a performance from Naomi Kashiwagi and a screening of our video artist portrait of Go! Push Pops. Expect funky tunes and slashes of neon.

Pankhurst in the Gallery will take place from 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Manchester Art Gallery.

*Wonder Women is back. From Cornelia Parker to the Pankhursts, No More Page 3, Sarah Hardacre, The Unthanks and Kim Kardashian, Manchester’s feminist festival returns throughout 1-31 March. Over 35 organisations across the city are taking part, with debates, music, art, cinema, gigs, bike tours, exhibitions, football, live literature, pub quizzes and much more shining a light on some of the incredible, creative and campaigning women working in Manchester and Salford today.


Artist portrait #3 : Go! Push Pops

Artist portrait of Go! Push Pops, a radical queer performance art collective from New York City directed by American Katie Cercone and Chilean Elisa Garcia de la Huerta. The Go! Push Pops was Alexandra Arts first ever International Artist in Residency, during the 'Pankhurst in the Park' Autumn 2014 programming.

Recap Miami Art Basel 2014

Recap Miami Art Basel 2014

Manchester’s Alexandra Arts celebrated on international stage at Miami Art Basel

From 3rd to 6th December, Alexandra Arts’ founder and Pankhurst in the Park curator,Lotte Karlsen, exhibited work inspired by the history of Moss Side’s Alexandra Park to a celebrity audience at SELECT Art Fair as part of Miami Art Basel.

HOLY CREATRIXXX: Moss Side Residents, Architects and Artists celebrate feminism

On Friday 28th November at Alexandra Park Pavilion, Moss Side residents will join the radical, feminist art collective Go! Push Pops for a final live performance inspired by the legacy of the iconic, local suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst.

The Go! Push Pops collective, directed by Katie Cercone and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, was invited to Manchester in September to undertake the first-ever international Artist Residency at Alexandra Park, as part of Alexandra Arts’ Pankhurst in the Park programme. The collective’s forthcoming performance forms part of Pankhurst in the Park’s final Autumn event, which will be hosted by local comedienne, Kerry Leigh.

For two weeks leading up to the final event, Go! Push Pops have invited local residents to become part of an intentional community which will participate in the final live ritual performance, HOLY CREATRIXXX. In addition to the performance, there will be screening of the stop-motion animation film Illuminate with an introduction by Nataly Lebouleux. In collaboration with students from Manchester University's School of Architecture, Architect Julie Fitzpatrick will also be exhibiting her new installation at the Pavilion, and music will be provided by The Mighty Quinn.

Following this event, Curator of Pankhurst in the Park, Artist Lotte Karlsen, will join Go! Push Pops at SELECT Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel Miami. There they will support Milk and Night, a collective of guest artists and curators who explore the role of feminism in the art world.

Commenting on the programme, Lotte Karlsen said:
"We are thrilled that the Pankhurst in the Park has attracted such broad interest and involvement locally, and I am delighted to have been invited to SELECT Art Fair in Miami to share my work and the inspiration behind Pankhurst in the Park."

Commenting on the contributions from Moss Side, Coco Dolle, Founding Director of Milk and Night, said:

"Our booth at Select Fair comes forth as a unique project on the map of Miami Art Basel, the only commercial booth solely dedicated to feminist artists and its various conversations. We will stand as ambassadors of this feminine consciousness and activate its presence on the art market."

Since launching in September this year, hundreds of artists and local residents have visited Alexandra Park to take part in the Pankhurst in the Park programme, which aims to create a platform for female artists in the birthplace of Suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst. The Autumn programme has featured woodland exhibitions, artist talks, and even hosted workshops as part of the international drawing festival, The Big Draw.

The final event is free to attend, however booking is essential. Bookings can be made online: https://www.facebook.com/events/369224939918691/ or Evenbrite Suitable for over 18s only.

Comments, photos, and interviews are available. Please contact Amy Clancy, email press@alexandra-arts.org.uk.

Pankhurst in the Park 28th of November

Pankhurst in the Park 28th of November

This is the final event in Pankhurst in the Park's Autumn programme. Alexandra Arts' invites you to join us to celebrate the success we've had so far. We have a fantastic evening planned, plus a bar on site.

It FREE but booking is necessary, either by e-mail: hello@alexandra-arts.org.uk or through Eventbrite

HOLY CREATRIXXX - A Go! Push Pop Project in Alexandra Park

HOLY CREATRIXXX - A Go! Push Pop Project in Alexandra Park


Go! Push Pops, a NYC based radical, queer transnational feminist collective is calling all women interested in celebrating together the power of the Goddess-Creatrixx aligned with the legacy of iconic feminist suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. For this project, participants will become part of an intentional community (collective, circle, coven) for the period of two weeks leading up to a final live ritual performance on the 28 of November. Anybody interested please e-mail: katiecercone@gmail.com

The chains that set women free; Heritage cycle tour 1st of November

The chains that set women free; Heritage cycle tour 1st of November

2pm-4pm Bicycles: The chains that set women free. Heritage cycle tour led by Ursula Harries and Glynis Francis.

For all you bike lovers out there, Alexandra Arts have scheduled in a heritage cycle tour on the 1st of November between 2pm-4pm, additional to our woodland exhibition, zine making workshop and artist talk. 

Pankhurst in the Park launch celebrates Moss Side's Radical Heritage

Pankhurst in the Park launch celebrates Moss Side's Radical Heritage

This week, on 4 October, Alexandra Arts will officially launch 'Pankhurst in the Park'; a programme of free events, activities and an international artist residency based in and around the newly reopened Alexandra Park, in Manchester.