Meet Me at Art Assembly: Live Podcast with Russell Kane

Explore how the whole city can become an art school

As part of Art Assembly – a free one-day festival of art in the heart of Manchester – Art Fund presents a live event at HOME led by comedian Russell Kane and a panel of special guests.

Russell will dive into the festival’s theme, City as Art School, in conversation with Art Assembly artists, and MC, writer and theatre-maker Testament, who’s been exploring what the artists are up to on the streets of Manchester. The event includes a sneak-preview of what’s instore at the festival.

Featuring participating artists Raheel Khan, David Blandy, and Olivia Glasser, who’ll be sharing their thoughts and showcasing their work live on stage.

Enjoy a sound installation inspired by the Wizard of Oz, an insight into what children really think when the adults are away, and an interactive piece that reimagines Manchester 8,000 years into the future. Plus, Testament will be performing a new spoken-word piece, especially composed for Art Assembly. It’s the perfect way to kick off this celebration of art, inspiration, and creativity for all.

The event will be recorded and featured as an episode of Art Fund’s award-winning podcast Meet Me at the Museum. It promises to be an exciting kick-off to a day of fun and learning across the city.

For more information about Art Assembly festival visit

1 hour and 30 minutes

Running time: 90 mins

Tickets on sale Thu 19 May, 12.00

Tickets: £10
£5 National Art Pass and Student Art Pass members
(Please bring your card on the day as it may be checked)

£5 Student or Young Person (Under 26)