Jim Green at University Place
Manchester University welcomes NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green on Monday evening, who’ll be delivering a talk on the subject of the moon. The Importance of the Moon: Past, Present, and Future covers the history of the moon, discussing theories about how it was formed and the role it plays in stabilising Earth’s climate. At the time of writing, this event is listed as sold out, but it’s always worth checking for returns on the day if you want to hear this fascinating talk.
Mon 20 May, Lecture Theater B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, 6pm – 7pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk

David Olusoga at University Place (pictured)
Another talk at University Place takes place on Wednesday evening, as the University’s new Professor of Public History David Olusoga OBE gives his inaugural speech. The British-Nigerian historian has worked extensively as a writer and in television documentaries both in front and behind the camera. The speech, entitled ‘Identity, Britishness and the Windrush’ will tackle many of the areas prevalent in his earlier work, including empire, colonialism and slavery.
Wed 22 May, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, www.eventbrite.com

Pat Nevin’s One Deck Wednesday at Electrik
This week’s One Deck Wednesday at Electrik in Chorlton welcomes a very special guest, as former Scottish international footballer and present-day pundit Pat Nevin takes to the decks. The Chelsea and Everton midfielder will be digging through his ample record crates to bring some hidden gems from the past forty years. The rules of One Deck Wednesday are simple: One deck, all vinyl, no mixing. This is an essential event for footy fans.
Wed 22 May, Electrik, 559 Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 0AE, 8.30pm – 11.30pm, www.facebook.com

Manchester Jazz Festival Opening
Manchester Jazz Festival is open for business this Thursday, with plenty of free events being run out of its Albert Square hub. See our full preview for more details.
Thu 23 May 2019, St. Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7LF, Tel: 0161 393 4367, www.manchesterjazz.com

Alex Sickling Exhibition at Craft & Design Centre
The Manchester Craft & Design Centre launches its latest exhibition this Thursday. Misshaping Peterloo retells the story of the Peterloo massacre and showcases the work of illustrator and ceramicist Alex Sickling. Check out our full preview for more information.
Thu 23 May – Sat 7 Sep, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD. Tel:0161 832 4274, times vary, www.craftanddesign.com

Mon 20 May - Fri 24 May
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 19 Apr 2019