First major retrospective exhibition of Caribbean British artist and poet John Lyons - until 25 August 2024

This is a big shout-out to my father, John Lyons, and his first major retrospective exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. The exhibition features a collection of paintings, poems, and drawings that celebrate his love for all that is creative and take me back to my early 1970s and ’80s living in our family home in Manchester. I am so proud of him and wanted to celebrate his achievement with you, as his idea of creativity has rubbed off on me (Cyril Lyons) and my brothers.

Please go and see it if you have some time. It looks amazing, and I am so proud.