An evening tour by Jonathan Schofield taking in the landmarks and sites associated with Friedrich Engels who lived for almost 22 years in Manchester. Starting at Chetham’s Library, where Engels and Karl Marx studied, we follow a winding route of sites associated with Engels down to HOME. Here the gallery will stay open especially for the tour group and there’ll be drinks too. Tuesday 28 November will be Engels 197th birthday, so, of course, we’ll be singing Happy Birthday to one of the fathers of communism. The tour will be lively and entertaining and we’ll get to see a very large statue of Engels too.
Duration: Two hours, arriving at HOME after ninety minutes. There will be an opportunity for after-hours access to our group exhibition The Return of Memory, exploring the legacy of the Russian Revolution on its centenary by exploring how contemporary artists are responding to the state of the ‘New East’ today.
Jonathan Schofield is a well-known writer and tour guide in Manchester with three books about the city presently on sale in the HOME shop.
NOTE: Meet outside John Rylands Library, Deansgate, City centre, M3 3EH, 10 minutes before tour start time.