Cbeebies joins Whitworth Music Baby!

CBeebies presenter Alex Winters and his team joined us at this week’s Music Baby. The team filmed in the first 2 sessions capturing our fantastic parents and babies playing and exploring the musical environments that we created. The footage of parents and children making music will form part of a new, interactive guide for parents […]

Glow sticks and psychedelic lights… it must be Disco Baby!

From Handel’s Water Music to a taste of Saturday Night Fever, this week’s Music Baby was Disco! The blinds were closed, the lights were dimmed and an immersive, magical environment was created with the help of disco balls, spot lights, fairy lights and wall projections. The grand piano took centre stage and babies and their […]

Baby Play at Rusholme Sure Start Children’s Centre

While the Whitworth Art Gallery has been closed for redevelopment the Learning and Engagement Team, as well as continuing our engagement work in weird and wonderful settings around Manchester, have each taken on a different work placement. The period of closure presented us with a great opportunity to get out there and really embed ourselves […]

Electronic Baby

This week saw the second of our new Music Baby sessions. This time we wanted to try something totally different so went with an experimental, electronic music theme. We had looping and recording equipment, microphones, drum machines, keyboards and Ipads mixed in with objects to handle such as vinyl records, CDs and headphones and everything […]

Music Baby

As the redevelopment work cracks on at the Whitworth we are settling in nicely to our new temporary home at The Bridgewater Hall. This week we kicked off the New Year with our newly developed Music Baby sessions. From January until our reopening in the Autumn, Whitworth will be working in partnership with The Bridgewater […]

Changing Spaces: Toddlertastic at Whitworth Art Gallery

In summer 2013, before the Gallery closed its doors to enable the completion of a major development project, the Institute of Cultural Practices at University of Manchester came along and filmed at a number of our Toddlertastic sessions (weekly workshops for under 5s and their parents/ carers). The footage captured would form part of a […]

Messy Play

Previously at the Whitworth our messy workshops were limited to outside only as we used the gallery spaces for all our engagement work. We will still continue to use the gallery spaces in the new building, but we will also have our own purpose built Learning Studio which will enable us to do more messy […]