EVENT | Narratives: The Julie Party


Party and Exhibition:  Thursday 1st December 2022, 6-9pm.


Exhibition: Friday 2nd December 2022, 12-5pm.


Venue: St Margaret’s Social Club, Brantingham Rd, Whalley Range M21 0TT.


Featuring work by: Omid Asadi, Jennie Franklin, Parham Ghalamdar, Jackie Haynes, Sarah Lee, Horace Lindezey, Millie Loveday, Deborah Makinde, Laura Nathan, Dominic Pillai, Alice Merida Richards & Leslie Thompson. 



The Julie Party is a night of art designed by 12 artists to celebrate the end of our collaborative residency,  Narratives: The Julie Sessions.


A night of installation, TV specials, big art, 80s Moss Side feelings, devotion to women called Julie and new reggae classics, featuring the premier of Horace Lindezey & Alice Merida Richards new single, ‘Falling’, at Deborah Makinde’s Beaver Bar.


Narratives: The Julie Sessions is a collaborative residency and the third part of our Conversations Series. Artists from Venture Arts, and other artists selected by open call, have worked alongside each other since April 22 exploring cultural heritage, personal influences and stories. The artists have taken inspiration from the overwhelming style and character of the club in which the residency was run as well as huge comedy, reggae and supper club influences of group idols such as Sid James, Sparrow Martin, & Julie London.


The full project exhibition will launch at the Lowry in January 2023.




Narratives is part of the Explorers Project, a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society. Explorers is led by Project Art Works.


This project is run with support from other key partners; Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre, Castlefield GalleryThe Lowry and Manchester Jewish Museum. 




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