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Saturday, October 28th, 2017
7:00 PM
Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Science Festival is a creative, playful and surprising celebration of science taking place across Greater Manchester from Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October 2017. Launched in 2007 it is now the largest science festival in England and the North’s premiere cultural celebration of all things related to science and innovation.

Part of this Festival is A Grand Exposition, based at Talbot Mill, 44 Ellesmere Street, Cornbrook - a short stroll from Castlefield and Deansgate Station. It is a 3-day exhibition which will animate over 10,000 square feet of this building for this unique and one-off event, welcoming the public to enjoy its final batch of ‘manufactures’ amidst the charming remains of its post-industrial heritage, before deconstruction and metamorphosis into a new life as residential dwellings.

The evening event on Saturday 28th October is A Grand Night Out - where you can explore how science has influenced music, combining cutting edge technology with the unquenchable spirit of Revolution and Rebellion. We are proud to bring you an amazing line-up that blends science with home-made and traditional instruments and features stunning visual light shows from some of Manchester's finest artists and lighting designers.

Spaceheads - A unique electric trumpet and drums duo, Andy Diagram creates layers of brass loops and effects controlled via a mobile phone connected to his trumpet with a fish slice. This combines with Richard Harrison's drums and percussion to create cosmic, funky, electro-jazz soundscapes. They will be previewing their brand new Revolution-themed album, A New World In Our Hearts in their set.

Paddy Steer - A one-man band who fell to Earth from outer space. From behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his home-made synths and xylophone all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.

Sounds - DJ Special K will play the Sounds of Science and Tonefloat, the musical milk float will allow you to play with midi-controlled hammers.

Visuals - Live video and effects from Rucksack Cinema and VJ Chromaform will transform the Mill into a light show of pulsating colours

Talk - the evening kicks off with an Illuminated Talk on Dynamics at 7pm

Tickets - Advance tickets £8 (which includes a free drink) via

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