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Underground Street Art Tour & Workshop

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Manchester, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by John

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This adventure will take you under the skin of the Manchester art scene. We'll start with a gentle stroll around the backstreets of Manchester looking at the hidden gems of local street art. We'll make our way to a disused mill - a relic from the city's industrial revolution - where one of the city's street artists will be waiting to show you how to get to grips with a spray can. You'll get to spray on some walls and make your own masterpiece using stencils on canvas to take home.

Please note, you do not need to be an artist to do this adventure!
This adventure will take you under the skin of the Manchester art scene. We'll start with a gentle stroll around the backstreets of Manchester looking at the hidden gems of local street art. We'll make our way to a disused mill - a relic from the city's industrial revolution - where one of the city's street artists will be waiting to show you how to get to grips with a spray can. You'll get to spray on some walls and make your own masterpiece usi…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Dust masks will be provided
From £40
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the co-founder of Art Battle Manchester. Over the last 5 years, we've had over 150 talented local artists compete in our battles. Street artists, tattooists, painters, illustrators and cartoonists going head-to-head in a live paint-off in front of capacity crowds in various historic buildings around the city. Many of the artists have become good friends and colleagues.
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Where you'll be

The adventure will take in a short walking tour of the city's street art in and around the Northern Quarter and Ancoats. The disused mill for the interactive element is a short walk from Piccadilly Train Station in a top secret location.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Mercedes
July 2018
Genuinely great experience - relaxed but informative, learnt so much about the different varieties and the politics of it all. Really knowledgable tour guides and meeting Jay Sharples was great, he’s so talented and easy to be around. Massive respect for his work!
Genuinely great experience - relaxed but informative, learnt so much about the different varieties and the politics of it all. Really knowledgable tour guides and meeting Jay Sharp…
Jen
July 2018
Such a brilliant morning with Sophie and Jay, discovering new pieces and learning a lot about the scene and its internal politics - and then of course being let loose with the spray paint...I have newfound respect for those with high level skills! Really recommend this - in fact I'm just arranging to bring a group of colleagues back for a team session :)
Such a brilliant morning with Sophie and Jay, discovering new pieces and learning a lot about the scene and its internal politics - and then of course being let loose with the spra…
Steven
July 2018
Had an absolutely fantastic morning with John and Sophie walking around looking at Manchester's Outhouse project street art and learning about the artists and the politics behind it. Then we went on a tour of the back streets looking at examples of street art and graffiti artists from all around the world and their different styles and motivations. Finished up with an amazing session Jay learning various techniques involved in working with spray cans. Something I never thought I'd be able to do and a fantastic experience!
Had an absolutely fantastic morning with John and Sophie walking around looking at Manchester's Outhouse project street art and learning about the artists and the politics behind i…
Majed
August 2018
Everything was perfect and the host and his friends were awesome with an exceptional talent (from my point of view)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

There will be a toilet stop, but the spray painting venue doesn't have toilets.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothes and not your Sunday best!