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Take a walk on the wildside

21 Jun 2011

Guided walk around Ancoats to celebrate launch of new book

Manchester University Press has recently launched ‘The Peeps’, a book of photographs, interviews and commentary recording the origins, recent past and current regeneration of the Ancoats area of Manchester.

To celebrate the launch, international artist Dan Dubowitz and guest guides will lead a series of free walks around Ancoats – ‘A walk on the wildside’. These will discover the new award winning spaces and explore how artworks have been part of transforming the area.

A selection of Dubowitz’s internationally acclaimed photography from wastelands taken around the world between 2000 and 2010 will also be exhibited at The Ice Plant, Ancoats from 1–3 July, between 10am and 8pm (closes at 6pm on Sunday).

Staff are welcome to take part in the 'A walk on the wild side' walks, and visit the exhibition. The walks take place as follows:

  • Friday 1 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
  • Saturday 2 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
  • Sunday 3 July: 10am, 1pm, 4pm

Meet at the Queen Victoria statue in Piccadilly Gardens.  The walks last about an hour and are 1.5 miles long.

You can also purchase a copy of The Peeps at the special price of £15.00 (RRP £25.00), until 31 August.