As a working mum, I love August as it gives me a reason to take some time off with my youngest child during her school summer holidays. I take most of the month off and the weeks that I’m home, I try and take in some films and exhibitions that I’ve wanted to see.
This summer there are three amazing exhibitions showing, two of which are in my home City of Manchester and one in Liverpool, just an hour down the motorway.
The first of these exhibitions that I can’t wait to see, is Vogue 100 A Century of Style, which I had every intention of seeing when it was exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London earlier this year, but was so busy that I didn’t make it. Imagine my excitement then when I discovered it was coming to Manchester Art Gallery!
The exhibition runs until 30/10/16 and features iconic images of models, celebrities and designers,including some unpublished work, by leading 20th century photographers such as Cecil Beaton, David Bailey & Corinne Day.
Another fantastic exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery running until 27/11/16 is Fashion & Freedom, a show that explores the changing roles of women and fashion after WW2. Supported by The British Fashion Council, the exhibition will showcase new pieces by several contemporary designers including, Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda & Holly Fulton.
Tate Liverpool have an Exhibition of Francis Bacons work, showing now until 18/9/16. Francis Bacon Invisible Rooms, is the largest exhibition of the artists work ever to be staged in the North of England, which is definitely something worth seeing. The exhibition includes over 30 paintings, drawings and documents and concentrates on the ghostly surrounding structure that often recurred in his work.
Tickets can be booked online here.