CFCCA regrets that it is not able to extend as planned Ho Tzu Nyen: The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia Volume 10: N for Nameless. We thank Ho Tzu Nyen for his valued contribution to our programme. The exhibition will close on Sunday 6 September 2020, but the gallery shop will remain open with spaces available for private hire. There is no longer a requirement to book to visit at this time.

Meanwhile, CFCCA is embarking on a process of revisioning where open consultation and transparent conversation will help inform and shape the future. This is a crucial and significant time for the organisation where our relevance and impact for current and future artists and audiences will be decided.

You can connect with CFCCA’s digital programme via our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Reopening FAQs

The CFCCA building reopened on Wednesday 2nd September and remains open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

Do I need to book to visit CFCCA?
There is no currently requirement to book to visit CFCCA. The shop and venue hire spaces remain accessible.

What happens if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 after my visit?
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time, it is imperative that you take a COVID-19 test as soon as you can. If your test result is positive, please contact CFCCA on 0161 832 7271. The gallery will be closed for deep cleaning and all staff and volunteers will be required to take a COVID-19 test before returning to the gallery building. We will also follow track and trace procedures and contact all relevant visitors in line with government recommendations.

What is CFCCA doing to ensure social distancing and safety?
Our priority during this time is the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors and collaborators. The CFCCA staff team have been working diligently and carefully to make the necessary and numerous changes to the workings of our building:

  • The building has a strictly limited capacity.
  • We have installed a clear screen around the reception.
  • Enhanced daily cleaning will be in operation focusing particularly on high-contact points such as toilets and door handles.
  • 15 touch-free hand- sanitizer points are located throughout the building.
  • To ensure social distancing, we ask that you follow the one way system where relevant.
  • We are currently only accepting card payments in our shop.
  • In line with government legislation, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings while in our public spaces.

Are face coverings mandatory?
Yes, in line with government legislation. If you are exempt from wearing face coverings, please let us know when you arrive at the gallery.

Will you be providing PPE to staff?
Yes, all staff will be provided with a visor and be asked to use this when moving around the public spaces.

Are venue hiring bookings continuing?
Yes, eventually. We envisage opening the Jasmine Suite for bookings mid-late September. Check our Venue Hire webpage for the most up to date information.

Can I pay with cash in the shop?
No, sorry! For the time being we are accepting card payment only.

Will toilets and baby-changing facilities be accessible?
Toilets and baby change will be accessible by request via Reception and will be strictly limited to one person at any time.

Is it possible to visit the CFCCA archive?
Unfortunately, there is no on-site access to the archive at the moment. There is limited space in the Archive and it is therefore not possible to socially distance. However, you can still browse our online catalogue, which contains images, promotional and other archival materials relating to CFCCA’s history. If you would like to request information or need assistance, please get in touch with our Archivist at

What elements of the programme can I enjoy digitally?
In response to changes in our programme brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CFCCA are pleased to have collaboratively commissioned two thought-provoking projects: Jasmin Kent Rodgman’s nineteen ways of looking, and Jack Tan’s Tale As Old As Time. Jasmin’s work will be shared digitally in November, while you can see a sneak peek of the work-in-progress and read a Q&A with Jack here.

And finally, if you’re 50 or older, join us for our bi-weekly Dumpling Social Club, an arts programme for Chinese older people. Sessions are free to attend and will be held virtually on Google Hangouts for the time being. For more information, click here.


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