Elevate 2019 – Spring Masterclasses series back to listing

Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council have launched a new exciting programme of masterclasses to gain skills and inspiration from inter/national established artists, designers and industry professionals that will include practical workshops and stimulating talks.

Designed for creative practitioners who are enthusiastic about developing their skills in outdoor arts, themes chosen for this season reflect some of the core skills and techniques that are applied to various elements of the parade in preparation for this year’s 10th Manchester Day on Sunday 23 June.

This season ELEVATE will take place at Cobden Works, Walk the Plank’s centre for creative learning and also at Mayfield Depot Station, based in central Manchester which will be the base for the 2019 Manchester Day WOW! Workshop.

Workshop: Wed 24 Apr, 10am-5pm
Imagine – Create – Animate with Kerith Ogden

Workshop: Thu 25 Apr, 9:30am-5pm
Creating Dynamic Design with Hand Painted Silks with Ali Pretty

Talk: Wed 1 May, 7-9pm
Festival Décor: How to turn a field into a fantasy with Cordi Ashwell

Workshop: Thu 16 May, 10am-5pm
Creating Carnival without costing the Earth with Alison Duddle


The workshops are supported by Arts Council England and are a partnership project between Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank‘s Learning programme.