Daytime Disco Takeover at Hatch | Fri 20 Sep | 12pm - 11pm

Modular Oxford Road events space Hatch is being taken over this Friday for an all-day disco party. It’s being staged courtesy of party planners Surco: A local outfit founded in 2016, who’ve organised events in locations as diverse as a bagel shop and a boat on the River Irwell. As well as a packed roster of local DJs, they’ll also be hosting a record stall from Do As You Please, as well as a vintage clothing sale and vendors peddling fresh street food.

Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7ED
Surviving Chernobyl at Blackwell’s | Sat 21 Sep | 2pm - 4.30pm

Academic bookshop Blackwell’s host this free discussion on Saturday afternoon from radiation expert Dr. Ian Fairlie. He’ll be talking about new book Manual for Survival: Chernobyl, a thoughtful exploration of the disaster, its consequences and the context leading up to it, written by MIT professor Kate Brown. Fairlie’s extensive work with the government and as a consultant to the CND uniquely qualifies him to talk about the science of Chernobyl, as well as the social factors that allow a disaster on this scale occur, so this is bound to be a fascinating talk.

Blackwell's Bookshop, 146 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GP
Shock of the Future Screening at Cultureplex (pictured) | Sun 22 Sep | 6.30pm - 9.30pm

On Sunday evening you can catch a free screening of a brand new film in a brand new venue. French film Shock of the Future is the debut film from musician and composer Marc Collin – of Nouvelle Vague fame – and will actually still be in cinemas when new Ducie Street warehouse-turned-socialspace Cultureplex hosts this screening. The film tells the story of a young woman breaking into the Paris music scene at the dawn of electronic music, and true to Collin’s background it’s packed with vintage synths and small details that will delight even the most obsessive muso.

Cultureplex, Ground Floor, Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2TP
Fri 20 Sep - Sun 22 Sep
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 19 Sep 2019