Pre-Conference Tour: Discover Manchester Walking Tour

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join other conference delegates the day before the conference for the Discover Manchester Walking Tour.

Canals and cotton mills transformed Manchester in the 18th century from a small, provincial town into the world's first industrial city and a textile industry powerhouse. In 1830, Manchester became home to the world’s first passenger railway, and the success of this railway line marked the beginning of the railway revolution. Faced with economic decline towards the end of the 19th century, it wasn't until the 1990s that the city was rejuvenated. Today, the city combines its industrial heritage with a progressive vision for the future.

This walking tour will be led by an expert guide who will provide an introduction to Manchester with a focus on the history, architecture, culture, and heritage of this iconic city.

Pre-Conference Tour Details
Date: Wednesday, 4 September
Time: 14:00 (2:00 PM)
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Location: Lobby of the conference hotel, Novotel Manchester Centre, 21 Dickinson Street, M1 4LX, Manchester (view map)
Cost: US$20
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Pop-Up Exhibition and Welcome Reception

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception and Pop-Up Exhibition.

Common Ground Research Networks and the International Conference on The Image will host a welcome reception and pop-up exhibition featuring works that address the exhibition focus - Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the first day, Thursday, 5 September. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Participating Artists:

boattr – living on the cut
Adnan Hadzi, University of Malta, Malta

Connection Lost
Lisa Winstanley, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Craftowne: a visual novel
Billy Simms, Miami University, United States

Fictional Internal Landscapes
Susan Leigh Moore, Indiana University, United States

I did, did I?
Patrick Ceyssens, Uhasselt Belgium, Belgium
Sofie Gielis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Little Phantoms
Jacqueline Butler, Manchester School of Art, United Kingdom

Meta
Rebecca Howard, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Pattern II
Ann Pegelow Kaplan, Appalachian State University, United States

Points of Presence
Adam Fish, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Stand Up and Get Down
Kirsten Adkins, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Exhibition Curated by Tamsyn Gilbert, The New School for Social Research, United States

Reception and Exhibition Details
Date:
Thursday, 5 September
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the Image Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Friday, 6 September
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Tattu

The Image Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Located in the heart of Manchester, Tattu offers a modern Chinese cuisine experience.

Tattu is an independent family run business founded in 2015 by two brothers with a clear vision – to bring something unique and exciting to the UK culinary scene. The word Tattu is derived from a combination of ‘Tattoo,’ the art form that inspires our interiors, and ‘Tatau,’ which is an ancient word from eastern culture that means to ‘make a mark’. The goal was to build a customer experience around the brand that stimulates all senses, fusing beautiful and meaningful design with quality and innovative Chinese cooking.

Tattu’s award-winning approach to interior design ensures that the restaurant is carefully designed to take guests on a sensory journey from the traditional East to the modern West. Through a painstaking attention to detail, every single element has a purpose and a connection with the identity of the restaurant.

Diners are encouraged to embrace the customary approach of sharing dishes, from colorful dim sum and luxurious small plates to contemporary main course dishes and stunning desserts. Each seasonal menu is created by talented chefs utilizing only premium ingredients sourced from carefully selected suppliers, delivered by highly-trained front of house teams with a strong focus on a meticulous and engaging customer service.

A sample menu can be downloaded by clicking the button below. Please note that the menu changes seasonally and therefore the sample menu does not necessarily reflect what will be served at the dinner. Drinks are included. Vegetarian options will be available—please select upon booking.

Dinner Details
Date
: Friday, 6 September
Time: 18:30 (6:30 PM)
Location: Tattu Restaurant and Bar, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester M3 3EB, UK (view map)
Regular Dinner Cost: US$85
Vegetarian Dinner Cost: US$75

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place at the dinner.