Rob and Diana are aiming to be at the Cafe in The Whitworth Gallery at 12.30 on Saturday 14th February. (John is hugging the Hillfort! I’m glad one of us is, but Dr. Rachael Pope said she’d hug it twice in my absence! Thank you Rachael!)

We are going by train from Chirk taking the 9.48 from Chirk to Manchester Oxford road,  changing at Wrexham and Chester.

http://www.thetrainline.com/buytickets/combinedmatrix.aspx?Command=TimeTable#Journey/CHIRK/MANCHESTER%20OXFORD%20ROAD/14/02/15/11/00/Arr/14/02/15/17/15/Dep/2/0/SRN/2

It takes 25 mins to walk to the Whitworth, but there are oodles of buses and they take 13 minutes.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Manchester+Oxford+Road,+United+Kingdom/Whitworth+Art+Gallery,+Oxford+Rd,+Manchester,+Lancashire+M15+6ER,+United+Kingdom/@53.4663259,-2.2431366,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb1ebbb4abcf3:0xa6c64f5caf9c42ff!2m2!1d-2.24199!2d53.47404!1m5!1m1!1s0x487bb18969fcc6c1:0x45be4132beb9c5f7!2m2!1d-2.229464!2d53.460263!3e3

Look forward to seeing you there at lunch time if you can make it. (Free Cornelia talk in the afternoon and loads of lovely things going on. Will probably want to visit again to get the most out of the exhibitions.)

A Gardian link cornelia parker

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jan/25/cornelia-parker-interview-i-dont-want-to-tick-anyone-elses-boxes-whitworth-retrospective

‘If people say “You can’t do that”, you can be sure I will do my utmost to do it.’ Cornelia Parker, photographed for the Observer in her north London studio. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

‘I have never fitted neatly into the arts section, I don’t think,” Cornelia Parkersays, with the briefly explosive laugh that punctuates most of her efforts at self-analysis. “I’ve always wanted to kind of trespass elsewhere as much as possible.”

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