5plus to sponsor the British Culture Archive’s First Manchester Exhibition

Building on nearly a decade of work supporting creative talent across the UK, 5plus is delighted to announce it will be sponsoring the British Culture Archive’s inaugural North West exhibition “The People’s City” at The Refuge, Manchester.

Founded in 2017, the British Culture Archive is a registered non-profit resource set up to document, highlight and preserve the changes in British society and culture through social and documentary photography.

Their mission is to educate, inspire and engage people by curating online galleries, events and exhibitions. The Archive’s ultimate aim is to setup a permanent gallery and exhibition space in the North West for which a Crowdfunder has been created.

The curator of the exhibition, and founder of British Culture Archive/The People’s Archive, Paul Wright said: “Our towns and cities our shaped by our diverse and multicultural communities. British Culture Archive and The People’s Archive is a celebration of our communities and everyday life growing up in Britain before the rapid rise of technology, smart phones and social media”’.

The Archive first came to the attention of 5plus via their twitter account. After meeting with Paul, we were invited to sponsor the exhibition.

“Cities and communities are all about people and how they inhabit a place, how it makes them feel and the memories they take away with them. There are so many fantastic images in The People’s Archive that capture that belief and which resonate with us and so we were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor The People’s City’ exhibition” Phil Doyle, 5plus

The exhibition will include a selection of work from photographers Peter Walsh (Manchester Music Scene), Richard Davis (Hulme 80s & 90s) and Rob Bremner (Merseyside 80s-90s) as well as images from The People’s Archive. The latter is an ongoing project and archive documenting the public’s images of everyday life, working class society and culture in the UK.

The exhibition will commence with a launch party on Thursday 30th January. Following this, the exhibition will be open to the public into spring 2020 .

For further information about British Culture Archive / The People’s Archive and the Crowdfunder, please visit: https://britishculturearchive.co.uk/