After last-year’s runaway – or rather rollaway – success with The Ball-Pool Ball, the annual Manchester Science Festival’s big party event returns this month in the shape of the Nobel Prize Disco, with a giant party and stage performances in honour of the Manchester home of the Nobel Prize winning graphene team. The impressive Revolution Gallery inside the Museum of Science and Industry will be transformed into a one-night-only pop-up club space, complete with lights and sound-system, a full bar, and Nobel Prize graphics and trivia popping up on the multi-screen visual gallery display while the dancefloor burns. Performances come from two of Manchester’s premiere drag artistes, Grace Oni Smith and Lill who bring a radical twist to everything you think you know about the Nobel Prize, plus outstanding young contemporary dancers SISTA HOOD, the young stars of Manchester’s upcoming legendary Vogue family, the House of Ghetto, bring a fierce dance routine that hints at a future where the Nobel Prize is young black, female, but still Mancunian of course… Dressing up and Nobel Prize-inspired costumes are absolutely encouraged so expect a dance-offs between Einsteins, Curies and Dylans on the dancefloor. And all for a fiver.

Fri 28 Oct, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP. Tel: 0161 832 2244, 10pm–2am, £5,

Fri 28 Oct
Ruth Allan
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Sun 23 Oct 2016