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Concrete Jungle

“Concrete Jungle”, the modern architecture tour, has been subsumed into “Le Corbusier’s Manchester” for now. Please see Walks & Tours

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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

Next walking tours: Sunday 13 June 2021, 10.30am. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Wednesday 7 July 2021, 2pm. Official Manchester International Festival tours Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. Booking: Please press here to book with Evenbrite. The Builder magazine has said “one can scarcely walk about Manchester without …
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The Pre-Raphaelites

Next tour is on Zoom: We can’t get into Manchester Art Gallery, so this is the only alternative.  Date: Monday 28 June 2021, 8pm.  Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. 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. …
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Manchester Art Gallery

Next tours: See Walks & Tours: “The Pre-Raphaelites & 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 Zoom talk-tour: Monday 28 June 2021. Meet: On your computer, 6.00pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Next Walking tour: Monday 5 July. Meet: TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 1.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Spurned, snubbed and sniggered at, Laurence Stephen Lowry became Britain’s most famous and best-loved 20th …
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Art in Manchester – Young Turks and Old Masters

See entries on Manchester Art Gallery or the Pre-Raphaelites. 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 as we unearth the masterpieces of Manchester art.

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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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