Making Contact with public culture

Published: 8 June 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Contact Young Company and Young Identity are joining forces with Manchester Art Gallery June 12–16 in a collaboration offering a perspective on what public culture means.

Over four nights, young people from Contact Young Company and spoken word collective Young Identity will share ideas and voices on what a post-colonial future looks like through their promenade performance and alternative gallery tour.

At each performance, the company will take different audience groups on their own tailor-made and alternative gallery tour to question, celebrate, shed a spotlight on and ultimately question what are our collective histories: what stories do we tell ourselves and can we use another approach to telling these stories...?