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.  

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.