Manchester Museum – New Exhibitions We Face Forward: Anansi Stories
We Face Forward launches on 2 June in the Manchester Museum with an exhibition and activity day all linked to Anansi the spider.
A popular character in West African and Caribbean folklore, Anansi the Spider is a trickster who started life as a man, but due to his mischievous ways was turned into a spider by his father, the Great Sky God. Because of his small size, Anansi uses his intelligence to survive and stories of his adventures have a lot to teach us all.
Using the Museum’s natural history and ethnographic collections, The Manchester Museum has worked with the African Caribbean Carers Group and artist Alan Birch to develop a re-interpretation of the Anansi Spider stories. The group’s resulting artworks, printed stories and Museum objects are displayed in the Museum’s reception area.
Tuesday 11 September, 6-8pm - Pan African Congress panel debate
Friday 14 September, 6.30-9pm – After Hours: A Taste of West Africa
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