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Baroque & Gothic Palaces of Manchester

The Baroque & Gothic Palaces tour has been subsumed into the Manchester Architecture Trial for now. Please see http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/walks-tours/art-architecture/the-manchester-architecture-trail/

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Manchester Architecture Explored

NEXT FREE TOUR The Glories of Manchester Architecture: Wed 12 June 2024.  Guide: RIBA judge Ed Glinert. Starts: Outside the Midland Hotel, Peter Street, 11.30am. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. *** The Builder magazine once declared “one can scarcely walk about Manchester without coming across frequent examples of the grand in architecture. …
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The Pre-Raphaelites

Next FREE tour: Wednesday 12 June 2024, 2.30pm. Meet: At the entrance of Manchester Art Gallery. Booking: Please press here to register for FREE.  Ed Glinert, official Manchester tour guide and author of Penguin’s Manchester Compendium, leads this fascinating fact-filled tour around the gallery’s best loved Victorian paintings. The Pre-Raphaelites were Britain’s most important art …
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Manchester Art Gallery

Next tours: See Walks & Tours: “The Pre-Raphaelites” or “The Great Art Treasures of Manchester”. Meet: Art Gallery. “What in the world do you want with art in Manchester? Why can’t you stick to your cotton spinning?” That was the impolite response from William Cavendish, seventh Duke of Devonshire, when asked by the organisers of …
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L. S. Lowry

Next Walking tour: NO DATES YET Meet: Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens. Booking:   Spurned, snubbed and sniggered at, Laurence Stephen Lowry became Britain’s most famous and best-loved 20th century painter, whose works now sell for millions. He called himself a “simple man”, but he was the strangest of fellows. He never left the British Isles, …
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The Great Art Treasures of Manchester

Next FREE tour: Friday 3 February 2023 Meet: outside St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Manchester Art Gallery is home to Britain’s greatest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works, and in the streets beyond L. S. Lowry, Adolphe Valette and even William Morris have left their signature. Join us …
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Art in Manchester – Lowry and Valette

For now, we’re doing separate Lowry and Valette tours. Please see relevant pages.

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Adolphe Valette

Next Tour: When Boris says it’s okay. Booking: With eventbrite. *** His students called him “Mr  Monsieur”. His devotees praised his unique vision of Manchester. His legacy is the most important in Manchester’s art history. Adolphe Valette left a mesmerising series of impressionist views of Manchester; the fogs, the smogs, the industrial haze of the …
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