Sensory Sound Pit at MediaCityUK
Manchester Science Festival started up earlier this week, with a packed programme of events all over the city, including a good selection of free activities dotted all over. One such activity – as detailed in our Top 5 picks of the festival – is this one at Salford University’s MediaCity campus. It’s an interactive soundscape, where music, light and kinaesthetic feedback all come together for a unique multimedia experience. Genuinely unlike anything you’ll see/hear/feel anywhere else.
Thu 20 Oct – Wed 26 Oct, MediaCityUK Campus, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, M50 2HE. 10am – 4pm, www.manchestersciencefestival.com
Sightseers Screening at 70 Oxford Street
Ben Wheatley’s 2012 black comedy Sightseers is the film that established him as one British cinema’s darkest talents, and so it’s only appropriate that a free screening of it should be taking place as part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Gothic Manchester festival running through this weekend. The screening is accompanied by a talk given by Film Studies lecturer Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, and the film’s writers/stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram have recorded an intro specially for the occasion.
Sat 22 Oct, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH. 6pm – 9pm, www.eventbrite.com
Pie Contest and Apple Day Celebrations at Ordsall Hall (pictured)
The first of its kind, the community orchard at Salford’s Ordsall Hall are hosting a day of events celebrating Apple Day – although technically it’s taking place the day after Apple Day, which on Friday – including a pie-making contest. There’s also a fun afternoon of family-friendly games and events planned all around the orchard. The link below provides more information, as well as a contest registration form. should you wish to get baking yourself.
Sat 22 Oct, Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Salford, M5 3AN. 11am – 5pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Ghostly History Pub Quiz at The Gas Lamp
Another event from MMU’s Manchester Gothic festival, this time taking place in subterranean ale house The Gas Lamp. It’s History-focused pub quiz with a twist, as host Jonathan Schofield takes on the darker side of Manchester’s history. From the spooky and supernatural, to true crime, come bask in the twisted history of the city – even if you don’t scoop a prize, you’re bound to learn something.
Sun 23 Oct, The Gas Lamp, 50A Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BW. 7pm – 11pm, www.eventbrite.com
Published on: Sat 22 Oct 2016