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Aidan O'Rourke's Photography Workshop

26 Oct 2012

Categories: Open Day, Arts Events

At the October Open Day famous published local photographer Aidan O'Rourke supervised his second photography workshop at VB.

Participants were allowed into parts of the buidling not usually open to the public, including the top floor of the Superintendent's flat where he took the above photo.

Aidan gave workshop participants feedback and tips on their efforts.

More details on Aidan's blog

His next workshop at the November Open Day is already fully booked.

New stained glass work room

14 Oct 2012

Categories: Volunteers, Stained Glass

Above: Beginners exercise in glass cutting - some shapes are more difficult than others, especially those with concave curves.

The VB Stained Glass Team have now moved into a new workshop space next to the lower Turkish Baths Rest Room located in the basement.

Below: two new members of the Stained Glass team, having already completed the beginners exercise.

Below: Two more experienced team members working on window designs

In the background you can see part of the lower Turkish Baths Rest Room. The window which lets light into the basement from the front of the building was fully restored in the Restoration project funded from winning the first BBC2 Restoration series.

Vintage Fair at October Open day

14 Oct 2012

Categories: Open Day, Vintage fair

Historian Bill Williams (left) and his friend John were first time stall holders at the latest Vintage Fair at VB on 7th october. When asked, Bill said it had been worthwhile having a stall.

Independent Manchester Beer Convention

5 Oct 2012

Indy Man Beer Con is Manchester's newest beer festival.

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Categories: Events

Video filmed by Asta Films.

Photo from Travels with Beer article by Robert Gale

1900 people attended the Beer Convention at Victoria Baths on October 4th and 5th.