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A Woman’s Work exhibition

We’re proud to announce the return of the British Culture Archive, who’ll be transforming our building into an immersive exhibition and cultural space this spring with ‘A Woman’s Work’.

‘A Woman’s Work’ by the British Culture Archive is a collection of photographs celebrating two acclaimed female photographers from the north. Founded in 2017, the British Culture Archive is a renowned non-profit organisation set up to detail, highlight and preserve the changes in British culture and society through documentary.

Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha, was one of the most pre-eminent British documentary photographers of the post-war era, and known for capturing social change and everyday life on the fringes of society.

Anne Worthington produced an incredible body of work that documented the inner-city communities of East Manchester in the early 2000s. The photographs show Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw – parts of East Manchester that had fallen into decline. They capture the last days of these industrial areas, before and during the demolition that made way for new housing and businesses. Anne focused on the daily lives of people who lived there, and how they worked to keep their community together when so many institutions had fallen away.

Everyone’s welcome to our launch party on International Women’s Day (8 March) in the Public Bar from 7pm, which will be soundtracked by DJ Paulette and Lil Minx – see you there!