NOISE Orchestra Workshop at Texture
NOISE Orchestra is the trading name of sound artists Vicky Clarke and David Birchall, who are coming to Texture this Friday to showcase their unique sound. Working with analogue electronics, turntables and lights, they make music from everyday objects. Come see how they do it and stick around after for Test Card, Texture’s regular evening of audiovisual experimentation.
Fri 3 Jun, Texture, 67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL. 4.30pm,

Pleasure Islands Exhibition Preview at ArtWork Atelier (pictured)
The Pleasure Islands group exhibition opens at ArtWork Atelier in Salford this Saturday, but drop by on Friday evening and you’ll be able to take advantage of the private viewing. It features work from 11 different artists, all putting their own contrasting spins on the art of painting. This private view also coincides with the gallery’s open studio, so you’ll also be able to see where the magic really happens. If you can’t catch it Friday, the exhibition’s open 4th, 11th and 18th June from 11am – 5pm.
Fri 3 Jun, ArtWork Atelier, 95 Greengate, Salford, M3 7NG. 6pm,

Activist/Archivist at People’s History Museum
This afternoon-long event at the People’s History Museum is aimed squarely at the city’s music fans. Fans are invited to come down and hear the tales of Manchester’s musical luminaries, as told through artefacts and materials. Collectors are also encouraged to bring down memorabilia they might want to share to contribute to ever-unfolding story of Manchester music. Along a similar theme, the museum’s songwriter in residence Quiet Loner will be performing his musical retelling of the Battle for the Ballot from 2pm, charting the journey to universal suffrage through original songs.
Sat 4 Jun, People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER. Tel: 0161 838 9190, 12pm – 5pm,

Progress Exhibition Launch at Rogue Artists’ Studios
This new exhibition at Rogue Artists Studios launches on Saturday. Coinciding with the Manchester Histories Festival, it boasts a range of different mediums at play, from painting to performance, all exploring the notion of progress as the Studios’ Crusader Mill home comes up for redevelopment next year. The launch event includes a site-specific performance that you won’t be see any other time, so make sure you get down this weekend
Sat 4 Jun, Rogue Artists’ Studios, 66-72 Chapeltown Street, Manchester, M1 2WH. 1pm – 3pm,

Last Chance to See Pitch to Pixel at National Football Museum
This exploration of the relationship between the beautiful game and video games, charting over 30 years of software, draws to a close this weekend. Get down and get hands on with these retro classics. See our full preview for more details.
Ends Sun 5 Jun, National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG. 10am – 5pm,

Fri 3 Jun - Sun 5 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Fri 3 Jun 2016