An unofficial history: the launch of our Toastrack publication
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An unofficial history: the launch of our Toastrack publication

The launch of a new publication from Manchester Modernist Society about Manchester’s landmark building – the Toastrack. The Toastrack, also known as the Domestic & Trades College, or the Hollings Faculty of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), now stands empty. As MMU prepared to relocate to the city centre, Manchester Modernist Society spent a year at … Continue reading

A photographic exploration in the vicinity of the Toastrack.
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A photographic exploration in the vicinity of the Toastrack.

On Saturday 29th June at 11am, Robert Parkinson (of Preston is my Paris) and Daniel Russell (of UHC/MMDC) invite you on a photographic exploration in the vicinity of the Toastrack. Up to twenty people can sign up for a stroll around the Rusholme/Fallowfield periphery of the Toastrack. On the day, each of the twenty will be presented with a beautiful Toastrack … Continue reading

Who designed the Toastrack? An Unofficial History
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Who designed the Toastrack? An Unofficial History

Throughout the Modernists’ residency at Hollings, our sedulous architectural researcher Matthew Steele has been trying to get a fuller and much rounder picture of our favourite paraboloid, the Toastrack. He’s been delving into the archives, and drinking with the architect – yes, you heard us right. Matthew and Angela Connelly will be presenting their findings … Continue reading

The Pluterperfect Refreshment
Events & Activities / Toastrack Museum

The Pluterperfect Refreshment

Responding to the afflatus sublime (and a brief set by Manchester Modernist Society), design students Dan James and Jack Sanders from Manchester School of Art recently collaborated with MMS on the creation of an exclusive Toastrack Ale. The designers referred to archival material discovered throughout the Modernist Society’s creative residency at the Hollings Faculty, as … Continue reading

toastrack: a modernist residency
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toastrack: a modernist residency

Arts & Heritage collective Manchester Modernist Society are ‘Creatives-in-Residence’ at the Toastrack, also known as the Hollings Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). They will act as a catalyst and instigator of a programme of collaborations and explorations involving a variety of artists, writers, researchers, students, staff and members of the community. In MMU’s final year at … Continue reading