What's on

November 2019:  Tuesdays 19th and 26th November St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions. St Luke's Art Project is free of charge

  • Tuesday 5th November - Art Room is closed

  • Tuesday 12th November - Mindful Drawing with Naomi Kendrick, at St Luke's Church, 2-5pm, Free of Charge

  • Tuesday 19th November - Slap Dash Book Club, St Luke's 4-5.15pm, Free of Charge - come along and discover more of our publications, read, review and discuss with Dominique.

  • Tuesday 26th Volunteer Recruitment Event, St Luke's 4-7pm, Free Food cuisines of the world menu designed by our cookery class participants 4Lunch, everyone welcome - find out more about volunteering for TLC St Lukes

  • Tuesday 28th Community Open Day event at Elizabeth Gaskell House, come along to see the house, exhibition, do some drawing or sewing and see our Slap-Dash Stall - meet at St Luke's Art Project at 1.30pm to walk down together

October 2019: Every Tuesday in October St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

St Luke's Art Project is free of charge

  • Tuesday 8th October 4-6pm, Launch of our new Poetry Anthology at Longsight Library, come along to hear our Poetry performance and see our display. 

  • Tuesday 15th October 2-5pm, Mark Making with Thread with Emily Hayes, Elizabeth Gaskell's House, but meet at St Luke's Church at 1.30pm so we can walk around together, come along to continue Emily's sessions including printing and embellishing with thread. This will be a small group activity including tea making and discussions.

  • Tuesday 29th September 2-5pm, Final Mark Making with Thread with Emily Hayes, Elizabeth Gaskell's House, but meet at St Luke's Church at 1.30pm so we can walk around together, come along to continue Emily's sessions including printing and embellishing with thread. This will be a small group activity including tea making and discussion

September 2019: Every Tuesday in September St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

St Luke's Art Project is free of charge

  • Tuesday 17th September 2-5pm, Mark Making with Thread with Emily Hayes, St Luke's Church, come along and learn some basic techniques that we will use during the following sessions, the item that you create will have a number of potential uses! This will be a small group activity including tea making and discussions.

  • Tuesday 24th September 2-5pm, Hulme Garden Centre - please meet us there (28 Old Birley St, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RG) Bus Number 86 - a map will be provided during the first workshop to help you find it. This will be a continuation of the Mark Making with Thread sessions with Emily Hayes, drawing on the plant life of the gardens and working together to create new work.

August 2019: Every Tuesday in August St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

St Luke's Art Project is free of charge

JULY 2019: Every Tuesday in July St Luke's Art Studio is open1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

All events and activities are free of charge

  • Tuesday 3th July, 1.30-5pm -  Walking Poetry Session with Nige Wood: meet at St Luke's Church we will set off and travel by bus to our nature destination where Nige will guide us through techniques for working in the field - collecting words and creating poems. No writing experience necessary.

  • Tuesday 9th July, 2-5pm Quiet Drawing Workshop with Naomi Kendrick: St Luke's Church Main Hall. Come along and try out drawing into the crumpled surfaces of paper, a relaxing process that results in drawings that hint of winter trees, maps and the body. We will be making a shared scroll drawing on tissue paper and there will also be the opportunity to explore making drawings with natural objects and clay as well as trying out different types of papers and drawing materials. The workshops are for you to spend as much time as you like, whether you have 10 minutes or two hours you are very welcome to drop by and draw.

  • Tuesday 16th July 2-5pm, Mindful Drawing Workshop inside Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Please meet at St Lukes at 1.30pm and we will walk down together. No experience necessary. Places are limited, please get in touch to reserve your place: stlukesmanchester@gmail.com or call and leave your number on 0161 273 1492

  • Tuesday 30th July 2-5pm, Mindful Photography Workshop inside Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Please meet at St Lukes at 1.30pm and we will walk down together. No experience necessary. Places are limited, please get in touch to reserve your place: stlukesmanchester@gmail.com or call and leave your number on 0161 273 1492

June 2019: Every Tuesday in June St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

All events and activities are free of charge

  • Tuesday 4th June, 4-5pm - last Poetry Session with Nige Wood: St Luke's Church: Meeting Room. Each class is stand alone so you do not need to attend previous classes. No writing experience necessary. Nige will be teaching techniques and inspiring us to write about Breathing Spaces in their many forms.

  • Tuesday 11th June, 2-5pm Quiet Drawing Workshop with Naomi Kendrick: St Luke's Church Main Hall. Come along and try out drawing into the crumpled surfaces of paper, a relaxing process that results in drawings that hint of winter trees, maps and the body. We will be making a shared scroll drawing on tissue paper and there will also be the opportunity to explore making drawings with natural objects and clay as well as trying out different types of papers and drawing materials. The workshops are for you to spend as much time as you like, whether you have 10 minutes or two hours you are very welcome to drop by and draw.

  • Tuesday 18th June 2-5pm, Mindful Drawing Workshop inside Elizabeth Gaskell's House. No experience necessary. Places are limited, please get in touch to reserve your place: stlukesmanchester@gmail.com or call and leave your number on 0161 273 1492

May 2019: Every Tuesday in May St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions.

All events and activities except for the Elizabeth Gaskell Second Hand Book Sale are free of charge

  • Sunday 5th May, at Parrs Wood Environmental Centre - International Dawn Chorus Day event - we will be listening to the DUSK chorus this year to compare the experience to last years Dawn Chorus listening event. We will spend some time doing a sound walk in the different areas of Parrs Wood grounds before settling in the woodland to hear the last bird songs of the day. Arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time - watch this space...

  • Creative Writing: Poetry Classes with local poet Nige Wood, Tuesdays 7/21/28th May 4-5pm at St Luke's Church: Meeting Room. Each class is stand alone so you do not need to attend previous classes. No writing experience necessary. Nige will be teaching techniques and inspiring us to write about Breathing Spaces in their many forms.

  • Sunday 12th May Slap Dash Publishing at Elizabeth Gaskells' Second Hand Book Sale 11-3pm at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, 84 Plymouth Grove, MCR M13 9LW - the book sale is included in admission fee for viewing the house

  • Tuesday 14th May Mindful Photography Workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell's Garden & Swinton Grove Park,, Tuesday 14th May, meet at St Luke's Church at 1.30pm to walk down together. Places are limited, please get in touch to reserve your place: stlukesmanchester@gmail.com or call and leave your number on 0161 273 1492

April 2019: Every Tuesday in April St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions

  • Tuesday 2nd April Come with us to visit the Portico Library, an oasis of calm in the city centre, we will find out about the history and the current exhibitions etc on at this Manchester institution. Together we will find out more about how this library works and how we can make use of the space and access the archive. There will be a reduced charge of £1 for this visit (to The Portico) and the group size is limited to 12 please get in touch to book a place.

  • Tuesday 16th April, Mindful Photography Workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell's Garden & Swinton Grove Park,, meet at St Luke's Church at 1.30pm to walk down together. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, Please get in touch for future drawing & photography workshops at Elizabeth GAskell's House: stlukesmanchester@gmail.com or call and leave your number on 0161 273 1492

  • Tuesday 30th April Nature Walk in Ardwick Green. Meet at St Luke's Church at 2.30pm

  • Tuesday 30th April, First Creative Writing Poetry Class with Nige Wood - come along to learn some techniques for composing poems about Breathing Spaces in their many forms. 4-5pm in St Luke's Meeting Room.

March 2019: Every Tuesday in March St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions

  • Tuesday 19th March Slap Dash Quiet Book Club, 4-5pm St Luke's Meeting Room, to browse our book collection that we have created as part of our Publishing Project. You can also learn how to order books yourself and leave a review if you want. This session is facilitated by Dominique Tessier and Rae Story.

February 2019: Every Tuesday in February St Luke's Art Studio is open 1.30-6pm for drawing, painting and media art sessions
  • Tuesday 11th February, Breathing Spaces Focus Group, 4.30pm St Luke's Drop-In, come along to find out about the project, how to get involved and have your say in how we shape it.
  • Tuesday 18th Feb, Snow Drop Walk Swinton Grove Park :meet at St Luke's at 4.15pm short walk to Swinton Grove Park looking for Snow Drops, bring sketch book, camera, warm clothes etc.

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