Re:cast at Waterside Arts Centre
This weekend is your first chance to catch this brand new sculpture exhibition at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale. Re:cast is an exhibition of new work from Katie Nelson and Grace Igoe, both graduates from the Manchester School of Art, but who use sculpture in different ways. Nelson’s work has a satirical edge, and tackles feminist themes (pictured). Igoe uses ceramics – designed to be handled – to communicate the challenges of autism. The exhibition run until mid-August and also coincides with the centre’s Refract:18 Festival, which is a 10-day programme of arts events running in July.
Thu 14 Jun – Sat 18 Aug, Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF. 10am – 5pm, www.watesidearts.org
Birdsong Live Soundtrack at Low Four Studios
This Friday night, you can catch an exclusive live performance of Robin Richards’ soundtrack for the documentary Birdsong: Stories from Pripyat, accompanied by a screening of the film. Pripyat, a city located only a few miles from the Chernobyl Power Plant, is now a ghost town and is still unsuitable for habitation. Birdsong presents stark images from inside the modern abandoned city, along with testimony from those who fled it 30 years ago, and the Dutch Uncles bassist has provided the perfect soundtrack to accompany this slice of history. The screening is hosted by Low Four, a studio and label based in Old Granada Studios, which will also be streaming the performance online. Attendance is by invite only, so you have to email the organisers directly if you’re looking to go (see link below).
Fri 15 Jun, Low Four, Old Granada Studios, 2 Atherton Street, Manchester, M3 3GS. 9pm, www.lowfour.tv
Community Festival at University of Manchester
This Saturday, the University of Manchester hosts its annual family-friendly community festival – looking to put Mancunians in touch with the research currently being undertaken in the University’s labs and study halls. This year’s festival includes chemistry demonstrations, performances of Eastern classical music and the opportunity to create your own 3D printed objects. Check out our full preview for more details.
Sat 16 Jun, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 306 6000, 11am – 4pm, www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk
There’s another annual festival on Sunday, as the city centre is taken over for Manchester Day 2018 – a full day of live art, street food and partying, all centred around the famous Manchester Day parade. See our full preview for more information.
Sun 17 Jun, various spots across the city, 12pm – 6pm, www.manchesterday.co.uk
What Love Would Want at Bridgewater Hall
Also on Sunday, you can catch this ‘living art installation’ at the Bridgewater Hall. What Love Would Would Want is a combination of live portraiture from photographer Andy Fallon, vocals from the Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus, and a new dance performance from Bowie-collaborator Lindsay Kemp. Our full preview has the complete lowdown.
Sun 17 Jun, Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS. Tel: 0161 907 9000, 7.30pm – 9pm, www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Published on: Thu 14 Jun 2018