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. See below for any special events or extended opening times for the garden.

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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

World AIDS Day Archive Pop-Up - 30th November 2023 11am-1pm, Manchester Central Library (Ground Floor), St Peter's Square, M2 5PD

Immerse yourself in LGBTQ+ history at our pop-up exhibition to mark World AIDS Day (which takes place the following day on December 1st). Drop-in to view selected items from LGBT Foundation's extensive archive collection, which illustrate the history of HIV and AIDS activism in Greater Manchester.

No booking needed, just come along to the library between 11am-1pm. You can find us in the Oculus Space on the Ground Floor of Manchester Central Library (St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD).

This event has been produced by LGBT Foundation's Pride in Ageing Programme. For any questions about this event please email [email protected].

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