The Derek Jarman Pocket Park at Manchester Art Gallery
The Derek Jarman Pocket Park takes inspiration from artist, gay rights activist and gardener Derek Jarman’s celebrated garden in Dungeness. It has been designed, planted and is looked after by a group of Pride In Ageing volunteer gardeners, and provides a vibrant space at the entrance to the gallery for the people of Manchester and the wider world to come together, relax, share ideas and enjoy a taste of “immersive nature” in the centre of the City.
The garden is free to visit and is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, M2 3JL.
- Short film about the making of the Derek Jarman Pocket Park - with thanks to Hubbub and In Our Nature
- Let's Get Botanical Together Zine - with thanks to The University of Manchester
- Archive of Derek Jarman Pocket Park blog posts - via Manchester Art Gallery
The Derek Jarman Pocket Park is supported by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Pocket Parks, Pride in Ageing at the LGBT Foundation Manchester, The IGNITION Project, United Utilities, Exterior Architecture, Royal Horticultural Society, The Postcode Lottery Trust and Manchester Wellbeing Fund.
Upcoming Pride in Ageing Events
LGBT Foundation Archive Pop-up for World AIDS Day – 1st December 2022, 11am-1pm at Central Library (Ground Floor)
Drop in to Manchester Central Library on World AIDS Day, to see a selection of items from the LGBT Foundation Archive at Archives+ which tell the story of HIV and AIDS awareness and activism in Manchester.
We will also be joined by our Sexual Health Team, who will be on hand to discuss HIV testing and support through the years and what is accessible in Greater Manchester today!
FREE, no need to book.