Generation Revolution Screening at Central Library
On Monday night Central Library hosts a screening in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre at Manchester University. Screened in the historic building’s performance space, Generation Revolution documents the struggles of a new generation of black, British activists – covering their awakening, breakthroughs and their disillusionment. The screening will be followed by a broad discussion of the the issues raised including gentrification, racism and homelessness. At the time of writing, this event is sold out, but it’s always worth checking for returns on the day.
Mon 22 Sep, Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Drift at The Lowry (pictured)
On Tuesday evening, you can catch this Pay What You Want event at The Lowry. A collaboration between the digital artists at Test Card, VAM and dance-theatre company Meraki Collective – Drift is a night of experimental performance that questions the transient nature of performance, and the relationship between performance and venue. It will feature contributions from several artists including music producer Jade Parker and animation studio Howl Creative, and the event is followed by guest DJs and a panel discussion.
Tue 23 Sep, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, 8pm, www.thelowry.com
Power:Late at Science and Industry Museum
The Science and Industry Museum is staying open late this Wednesday for this adults-only event as part of the Manchester Science Festival. Amongst the fun in store for this evening, you’ll find comedy tech wizards Foxdog Studios, who’ll be simulating a thunderstorm live onstage and Dr Suzie Imber, who’ll be talking through the science of the Sun’s magnetic fields and space weather. The event is free to attend, but you can prebook pizza and drinks in advance for a small fee.
Wed 24 Sep, Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP, 7pm, www.manchestersciencefestival.com
Stephanie Laing at Tribeca
Manchester’s Women in Comedy Festival is one of the high points in the British comedy calendar and it kicks off this week. There’s plenty of free – and not-so-free – events you can enjoy, but one the best pay-what-you-want events they’re running is this one: Comedian Stephanie Laing presents her show Quitter, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe and sell outs runs in Australia. Donations are requested at the door, and you can pay to book in advance if you want to guarantee yourself a seat.
Thu 25 Sep, Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3WF, 7pm, www.facebook.com
Published on: Sun 21 Oct 2018