2017

Manchester After Hours takes place for one night only each year – an evening of unique collaborations and exceptional happenings in unusual spaces across Manchester, as part of the national Museums at Night festival of Lates.

For 2017, enjoy stunning projections onto historic aircraft, live Samba music and caipirinha cocktails in celebration of Pelé, NTS Radio in an art gallery, wearable tech workshops, spoken word in historic surrounds and more.

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Win Prizes: Survey Time


We are offering a fantastic prize bundle to one lucky person who completes our Manchester After Hours survey – including a bunch of tickets, a goodie bag, vouchers and more.

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Volunteer with us


Get involved - we’re looking for a dedicated team of friendly and outgoing volunteers to help to deliver the incredible events programme across the city.

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Full Programme Announced


Manchester After Hours is back: Manchester’s interpretation of the national Museums at Night festival of lates takes place on one night only each year, bringing unusual collaborations and stand-out events to venues across the city.

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Hey! Manchester On The Buses


Special Route 2 Metroshuttle Bus Route

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19:00 - 23:00

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Thursday Lates: NTS Takeover


The Whitworth

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19:00 - 23:00

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Now You See Me Now You Don't


Museum of Science and Industry

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19:30 - 22:00

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Bad Language


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

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17:00 - 21:00

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Juliet the Moon: A Live Installation for the Reading Room


Central Library

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18:00 - 20:00

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Soup Kitchen present Wouter van Veldhoven


Chetham’s Library

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19:30 - 22:00

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Be Our Guest


Manchester Craft & Design Centre

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18:00 - 21:00

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Freds at Night IV: Make Stuff with Madlab


Fred Aldous

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18:00 - 21:00

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First to see


Manchester Art Gallery

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19:30 - 21:00

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Exclusive Look at Object Lessons


Manchester Museum

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18:00 - 20:00

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Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Delia Derbyshire Legacy


John Rylands Library

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19:00 - 21:15

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Pelé: Art, Life, Football After Hours


National Football Museum

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18:00 - 22:00

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Film Focus: Big City Little Man


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

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18:00 - 20:00

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Art Walk


Various

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17:30 - 19:30

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Poetry in Pajamas


Z-arts

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18:00 - 20:00

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Manchester After Hours takes place for one night only each year – an evening of unique collaborations and exceptional happenings in unusual spaces across Manchester, as part of the national Museums at Night festival of Lates.

For 2017, enjoy stunning projections onto historic aircraft, live Samba music and caipirinha cocktails in celebration of Pelé, NTS Radio in an art gallery, wearable tech workshops, spoken word in historic surrounds and more.

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