Sir Howard: The Story of Mr Manchester 

10th May – 25th Jun 2017

On 31st March 2017 Sir Howard Bernstein stepped down as Chief Executive of Manchester City Council. He had held the role for 19 years and been with the Council for 46 years.

This exhibition charts the remarkable career of Sir Howard.  Using his own words, and the words of those who have worked with him, we document the incredible impact he has had on Greater Manchester.









Memories of Manchester: Paintings by Tony Raynes

2 July – 29 Sept

Exhibition of paintings by Tony Raynes, documenting his memories of Manchester in the 1950s. Subjects are based on composite recollections, including scenes of Old Trafford, Heaton Park, Bury Grammar School and Cheetham Cricket Club.

Raynes started painting at the age of 40. Now living in the United States he studies with the painter Alexandra Rozenberg and is influenced by the work of LS Lowry, Grandma Moses and Ralph Fascinella.