Families across Manchester are set to be excited and enlivened by the magical natural world which will inspire imaginations of all ages with wonderful crochet creatures created by leading North-West artist. Mandy Beck McKim will transform the gallery space inside the children and family arts venue, into an environment filled with knitted and crocheted forests, coral reefs and glowing jellyfish.
The exhibition with a private view on the 20th May 6-8pm with specialist Amphibian Conservationist from Manchester Museum, Andrew Gray. Andrew will be sharing his experience, expertise and interest in these wonderful creatures and visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the live amphibians from Manchester Museum to learn more about some of nature’s finest, including frogs, lizards and snakes.
Inspired by nature will then be a performance from story-teller Alice Penny and puppeteer Rik Thorpe, where colouful artist character Alice will take visitors on a trail where they will meet puppet-creatures characters including fluorescent jellyfish and coral reefs and exotic flowers.
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To co-incide with the exhibition there will be a series of creative learning workshops for all ages. From the 26-29 May, 10am-12pm there will be a chance to work alongside Mandy and learn how to create puppets and bring creatures to life through drama, storytelling and puppetry. Click here to find out more