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Preview: Behind the Sun

We celebrate the launch of our summer exhibition with a riotous fusion of Manchester meets modern Brazil, featuring live music, DJs, BBQ food and cocktails. Manchester based nine-piece band Riot Jazz will start proceedings in Tony Wilson Place, with a brass-boosted set taking in the Balkans to Brooklyn, via Latin America. Then the doors to Behind the Sun: Prêmio Marcantônio Vilaça CNI SESI SENAI will open. Gathering five distinctive artists reflecting the diversity and complexity of contemporary Brazil, this will be a first chance to see the exhibition. The party will continue into the night with DJs, caipirinhas and an outdoor BBQ.

Fancy joining us? Here’s all the timings you need to know…

17:00 – Riot Jazz Brass Band performance in Tony Wilson Place
18:00 – Behind the Sun exhibition preview starts in the gallery
21:00 – Behind the Sun exhibition preview closes in the gallery. DJ Yatie begins set in bar
23:00 – DJ Yatie set ends in the bar