Join wine writer Kelly Liang for a joyful and engaging afternoon of wines and stories. This workshop series, ‘Colour & Corks: Wine Tasting Reimagined’, aims to create an inclusive, interactive, and thought-provoking space where participants can explore how people, identities, and cultures are connected through wine.
Together, we will taste and talk about wine not merely as a commodity, but as an artistry and craft made with passion and dedication. We will appreciate winemakers, growers, grapes and styles from around the world. Whether you're a complete novice or an expert collector, this workshop offers something new and exciting.
The theme for this month is "journey." Kelly will invite participants to savour five delicious wines from three different continents, each representing unique grape growing and winemaking practices with rich cultural and historical backgrounds, including:
This is a ticketed event designed to stimulate thoughts and conversations among a small group of attendees. All proceeds will support esea contemporary's mission of promoting diversity and progress in the art world. We thank Boutinot Wines, Hatch Mansfield and the Whisky Exchange for their generous support.
Kelly Liang writes and draws about wine on her website, A Thousand Glasses. She fell into the strange but fascinating world of wine after working in academia, non-profit and tech. Her dream is to travel the world through harvests while tasting great wines, meeting fun people and collecting captivating stories that she will turn into web comics.
‘Communities in the Making’ is an ongoing series of events that unites community-led and process-driven approaches to fostering co-existence amongst diverse underrepresented cultures and communities in Manchester. Through artist-led workshops, collaborative screenings, cross-disciplinary exchanges, and roundtable discussions, we actively ponder ways of nurturing agency to lay the groundwork for community building.
Throughout the course of the programme, members of the public are invited to gather, collaborate, and contemplate with us. We believe in the inherent creativity of every individual and strive to establish meaningful connections that are reflective of our current moment, and meet the needs and aspirations of the community. ‘Communities in the Making’ activates listening, interdependency, and the cultivation of new experiences to celebrate diasporic knowledge, and ground our work in encounters and experimentations.