Manchester University once again invites you to spend a night at the museum – or at least a few hours, as it highlights its current exhibition, Coral: Something Rich and Strange with a vibrant and eclectic mix of talks and performances. Enjoy highlights tours of the exhibition with Dr Marion Endt, see and handle some amazing objects from the museum’s stores, and meet artists Lucy Burscough, Rachel Elwell and Karen Casper who all have work exhibited at the museum. You can also delve deep into the history of Coral with Dr Melanie Giles and find out more about Coral in the Iron Age. Plus hear poetry and have a go at creating your own coral poetry in a workshop with Melanie. There will also be music from the Seychelles, Jamaica and Belize where coral reefs are prevalent, with sets from DJ Mayeva, Golty Farabeau and Calypso George. A wonderful way to experience the show in a different, lesser light.

Thu 27 Feb, Manchester Museum,  University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL, 6.30pm, FREE,

Thu 27 Feb
John Stansfield
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Thu 27 Feb 2014