West by Northwest: a summer of West African art and music in Manchester!

You may have noticed that we have lined up an incredible summer of West African music for Manchester, but did you realise that our line-up is part of We Face Forward, a hugely ambitious art and music fest that takes over the city during the summer months?

The Boutique Weekender

From the Cuban/Malian ‘supergroup’ AfroCubism at the Bridgewater Hall, to international photographer Malick Sidibé at the Gallery of Costume, from an exuberantly-decorated ‘art bus’ criss-crossing the city to incredible visual art in Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth, it’s all happening in Manchester. To celebrate the launch of We Face Forward, Creative Tourist has put together a ‘boutique weekender’ of the best of its launch events – visit their website to download your free Bank Holiday weekend itinerary.

And if you’re not in Manchester for the launch of We Face Forward, fear not: our gigs, their events and Creative Tourist’s guides to the best of the city’s culture run throughout the summer. We Face Forward, various venues, 2 June-16 September.