Go and See: Manchester Open 2024 at HOME


April 13, 2024
A man and a woman, amongst others, viewing the Manchester Open exhibition and looking through the exhibition guide.
Image © Jason Lock Photography

At BPH, we're keen to encourage creative connections, expand networks and see exciting work locally and nationally through our Go and See series. This event is a free social to see an exhibition of new work with like-minded creatives from Bradford.

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Join us for a trip over t’Pennines to meet other creatives, see summat good, and feel inspired!

For this Go and See trip, we’re heading to HOME to see the Manchester Open 2024, an exhibition of work by 473 artists from across Greater Manchester. Afterwards, we’ll head for a spot of lunch and chat about what we’ve seen – it’s on us.

Ballot closes

Sunday 24 March, 2024 at 11 PM

Go and See Trip

Saturday 13 April, 2024

Trip itinerary
What's the show about?

Manchester Open, the biggest celebration of Greater Manchester’s creative talent, is back! This year, it brings together the artworks of 473 artists, selected anonymously from 1,800 artist submissions, the most applications received from individuals since Manchester Open began.

Selected by a panel of art experts and community representatives, you will see a wide range of work including painting, print, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video and audio. Now in its third iteration, Manchester Open 2024 brings together artworks by artists from all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The amazing range of artworks selected are by established professionals, new and emerging talent, graduates, students, enthusiastic amateurs and first-time artists from as young as 5 years old up to 83 years.

For more information about the exhibition head to homemcr.org 

Who is the trip for?

This Go and See trip is for any Bradford-based creative who would like to connect with other local artists. If you’re craving a day out and fancy seeing new work that might inspire you – enter our ticket ballot now!

How to get a place on the trip

Our Go and See trips are popular and so the fairest way to allocate tickets is through a ballot. The ticket ballot for this trip is now open and closes on Sunday 24 March 2024 

We will inform entrants of their place on the trip by Friday 29 March, so please pencil the trip date in your diary on entering the ballot.

Ticket ballot timeline:

N.B. Please only apply if you can definitely attend. If you’re allocated a ticket and do not attend without 48 hours notice, we may need to charge you for your ticket. 

If you need to enter the ballot in another way, please email us at  hello@bdproducinghub.co.uk


What’s included?
A ticket to the show, travel costs from Bradford Interchange, and lunch afterwards. 

Do I have to travel with the group?
Yes. We will travel together from Bradford Interchange but you may return home whenever you like. 

Access and travel costs

Ticket costs and return travel between Bradford Interchange and Manchester Victoria are covered as part of our Go and See trip as well as any other costs detailed above. However, we realise other costs may cause a barrier to you being able to attend – and we can help with that. 

We have travel and access funds available to make these opportunities as accessible to as many people as possible. Please let us know what you need when entering the ballot – your requests won’t affect your chances of being selected to attend. 

Things we can cover:

Access costs: additional costs you may have to enable you to attend; things like disability support, interpretation, or childcare.

Travel costs: if you have any other associated travel costs that you need assistance with, please let us know in your entry. 

We do not means-test or ask you to prove that you need this financial support, but where possible we need to agree in advance on what costs we will cover, and you will need to provide receipts to claim costs back from us. Please only apply for these if you need to, as this will ensure we can provide funds to those who really need them.

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