Hot Prospects: the museum’s free creative workshops for young people

9 February 2024


The National Football Museum is looking to team up with young people from the Greater Manchester area, engaging with our collections and exploring the links between football and creativity via a series of free artist-led workshops.

On Monday evenings and Saturday daytimes, the museum will play host to in-person sessions, exploring how art can harness the creative power of football. You can sign up for one, or all, whatever takes your fancy!

Following on from these workshops, you will be invited to apply to Hot Prospects, our first ever youth advisory group.

Join our squad in a paid capacity to help develop and deliver creative content across our galleries, boost your skills, and gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of how things work at a national museum.

DIORAMA MAKING WITH HATHAIKAN KONGAUNRUAN

Monday 4 March, 5:30 - 7:30pm

In this workshop, upcycling artist Hattie Kongaunruan will guide attendees through exploring core memories by recreating these memorable moments as dioramas, using recycled materials to build personal shrines to the football moments outside of the stadium that are most important to us.

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LINE DRAWING WITH ROSANNA FRITH-SALEM

Saturday 9 March, 1:45 - 3:45pm

Through drawing and other creative styles, attendees will be mapping our movement through the wonderful space and architecture of the National Football Museum. Explore the collection through a spacial lens, picking out lines and forming connections to make abstract pieces of art, both individually and collectively.

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PRINT MAKING WITH SALLY GILFORD

Monday 11 March, 5 - 8pm

Through drawing and other creative styles, attendees will be mapping our movement through the wonderful space and architecture of the National Football Museum. Explore the collection through a spacial lens, picking out lines and forming connections to make abstract pieces of art, both individually and collectively.

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ZINE MAKING WITH PALOMA FRONT

Saturday 16 March, 11am - 1:30pm

Discover the joy and power in making your own football-themed zine! Paloma will lead participants in a session discussing the history of fanzines in football, before creating their very own zines, on a variety of topics including a response to some of the National Football Museum’s collection of historic football objects.

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ENSEMBLE THEATRE-MAKING WITH ALISTAIR WILKINSON

Monday 25 March, 5:30 - 8pm

Join award-winning creator and producer Alistair Wilkinson for a fun and interactive workshop on ensemble theatre-making, learning about grounding techniques, physical and vocal training and improvisation, creating reactive, raw and authentic performances.

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COLLAGE MAKING WITH ALISON ERIKA FORDE

Saturday 30 March, 11am - 1pm

Join Alison in a playful exploration of identity, whilst trying a few art techniques such as collaging, including ways for creating your own collage papers. Get inspired by your own objects from home, as well as a unique selection of collection items and collage materials from the National Football Museum.

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