Proving once again that museums can be cool, this March the Museum of Science and Industry will be opening late for #HookedOnMusic. This night-time event takes the form of a silent disco, meaning dancers will wear wireless headphones to listen to the music. A DJ will be spinning catchy hits from the 70s to the 90s, and there will be a cash bar too. Befitting the venue, the event is not solely in the name of fun, but also to further the cause of science: an overhead camera will be watching the dancefloor, and researchers will be trying to find out what effect the different tunes have on the attendees. They are trying to discover if it’s just the music that makes people want to boogie, or if it’s more to do with social influence and environment. The event will also promote the #HookedOnMusic online game, which was developed to find links between music and recall, to help people with memory problems.

Wed 23 Mar, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, M3 4FP, Tel: 0161 832 2244, 7.00pm – 10.00pm, £5.91,

Wed 23 Mar
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 21 Mar 2016