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Facing Out: Opening Event – Thursday 21 February 2019

Facing Out


Opening event: Thursday 21 February 6-9pm, the Whitworth.


Join us for an evening of music, art and making, at the launch of exhibition Facing Out: Life after treatment for facial cancer; a celebration of life and of the resilience of those faced with a cancer diagnosis.

Facing Out is an exhibition of portraits of people who have experienced facial cancers together with a co-curated display of art-works they’ve specially selected from the Whitworth’s collections. The portraits have been created in public by Manchester-based artist Lucy Burscough during her residency at Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre at The Christie Hospital.


6.30pm: Speeches

7pm:  Special performance from Manchester-based singer Monica Ward with backing from the Chemo-thumpers (a choir of visitors from Maggie’s Manchester, cancer support centre).

6-8.30pm: Maggie’s Manchester Pop-up in the Whitworth’s Learning Studio with mug-painting and free tea with cake. Plus Maggie’s staff will be on hand to talk about the services they offer to those living with cancer and their families. Workshop is a drop-in, no need to book.

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