Central Art Gallery

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Central Art Gallery is a real gem. Located above the library on Old Street in Ashton-under-Lyne, these beautiful gallery spaces were once the studio spaces for the George Hegginbottom Technical Arts College. Today the former studios play host to a varied programme of temporary exhibitions with artwork from regional artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Saturday:10am - 1pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Generation Air

  • 30 April — 4 July 2015 *on now

EVER wondered what it would be like travel about inside the human body like Stephen Boyd did in the classic sci-fi film “Fantastic Voyage”? Tameside Council’s new family-friendly exhibition “Generation AIR” gives you the chance.

It’s a multi-sensory experience complete with magical sound and lighting that allows visitors to go inside inflatable tunnels shaped like human bones where there are cushions in the form of huge blood cells. You can handle parts of the soft sculptures and the exhibition is designed to be enjoyed by young children just as much by adults.

Generation AIR has been created by Spacecadets, an innovative group producing incredible inflatable structures and sculptures for visual, arts and cultural events in Britain and abroad.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

  • 14 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 28 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 25 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 8 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 22 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 13 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 27 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 10 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 24 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 8 December 2015 10am-1pm

Relax, Meet people, Share ideas, Get creative, Have a good chin wag.
Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced yarnster, this knitting group is for everyone (men included!)
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/knitandnatter

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Stitch in Time - Sewing Circle

  • 10 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 24 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 14 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 28 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 25 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 9 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 23 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 13 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 27 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 December 2015 10am-1pm

The group meets at Central Art Gallery every 2nd and 4th Friday every month in the morning from 10:00 - 13:00. Come along for the whole session or just drop in. It's free!
Whether you are new to sewing or an expert stitcher, this group is for everyone to come along to, learn new skills and most of all have fun!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Central Art Gallery
Old Street
Ashton-Under-Lyne
Lancashire
OL6 7SG
England

Website

www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/centrallibrary.html

Telephone

0161 342 2650

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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