In the School of Creativity space on the mezzanine you will be able to see poems, photographs and artwork made by young people over the previous year of lockdowns.
A collection of wallpapers created by pupils at the Manchester College and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement will form a background to the display and will be going on to tour Manchester schools.
You will also be able to watch a series of videos created in our partnerships with Henshaws, the Whitworth art gallery and the National Football Museum.
Your City, Your Culture
The display features a Manifesto created by MADE’s 15–21-year-old group of Creative Influencers, illustrated by local artist Molly O’Donoghue.
The group spent some time reflecting on their shared anxieties about the re-opening of culture in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite enjoying visiting cultural venues, they feared feeling like ‘impostors’ in elitist environments.
Their 7-point call-to-action encourages other young people to overcome their reservations and anxieties and visit Manchester’s cultural venues.
The Manifesto has also been turned into a web-resource so that teachers can use it in the build-up to weekends/half terms, and encourage their pupils to get out into the city and see some culture. You can see the resource here.