Kimpton Clocktower Hotel has announced its summer 2021 programme for guests to enjoy in Manchester.

On Monday 17 th May the iconic landmark building of Manchester re-opened with a
number of cultural happenings planned throughout the warmer months.

From Monday 21st June, the building will transform into an immersive exhibition and cultural space to continue with its artist-in-residence exhibition programme. Presenting ‘A Woman’s Work’ in partnership with British Culture Archive, the exhibition will be available for guests at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and its landmark bar & restaurant, The Refuge.

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is proud to be home of the next instalment of British Culture Archive series, following on from the success of last year’s ‘The People’s City’. ‘A Woman’s Work’ will see a collection of photographs to celebrate acclaimed female photographers in the North.

Founded in 2017, British Culture Archive is a renowned non-profit organisation set up to detail, highlight and preserve the changes in British culture and society through documentary.

Curated by British Culture Archive, ‘A Woman’s Work’ exhibition will feature iconic social
documentary photography from Salford-born Shirley Baker, one of the most pre-eminent
British photographers during the post-war era, and Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha.

Both best known for capturing the everyday of human life, ‘A Woman’s Work’ will be the first exhibition where both photographers are showcased together for the first time.

The exhibition will also introduce the work of Heidi Alexander, who is known for documenting Stockport Market in the 1970s as well as her recent work, capturing people and everyday situations on local streets in the UK and during her travels abroad; and Anne Worthington, who had produced a body of work that highlighted conditions of housing and the effects of the social and economic changes that had begun in the 1980s.

Johan Scheepers, General Manager, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel commented on the partnership, “The team are proud to re-open Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and present from 21 June onwards an exclusive exhibition celebrating the amazing work of female photographers.

To bring in the cultural happenings past and present from the city through our hotel and
showcasing photographs that make the heart sing with heartfelt human connection, this artist- in-residence in association with British Culture Archive is an exciting part of the summer programme for guests to enjoy.”

The famous Kimpton social hour will also have a some very special additions, there will be a new honesty bar installed in the Post Room overlooking the dome covered lobby. Regular wine evenings along with an exclusive music performance every weekend by one of The Blues Kitchen Manchester residents who will play jazz, soul and blues music starting from July.

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel has also created postcards, available for members of the public to pick up (free of charge) to encourage positive and feel-good messages. The initiative is perfect to reconnect with loved ones and share your city staycation experience.

Loved ones receiving the postcard would be able to redeem a free room upgrade when booking at any of the Kimpton UK hotels, by simply showing the postcard which has been sent to them.

In addition to this, hotel guests will get to explore the city with Kimpton-bikes, which provide the perfect transportation to visit all the best spots in the city and brings together the natural human connection that Kimpton is world famous for.


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