Be sure to keep your diary free at the end of October for the Manchester Science Festival. Taking place at MoSI and many other venues across the city, the 11-day event will feature workshops, experiments, debates, and music. One standout will be a live recording of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, starring local scientist/heartthrob Brian Cox and his comic foil Robin Ince. Chester Zoo’s conservation team will present Who’s Killing the Orangutans?, a debate about whether palm oil production is damaging rainforest species. Mixing science with the arts is Kinetic Flux, a dynamic work which lets people control electric currents with their movements. Also on the artistic side, the acclaimed sculptor Tania Kovats will premiere her new work Evaporation, which represents the world’s interconnected bodies of water. The programme also features film screenings, a coding competition for juniors, and a drone expo. There’s even an adults-only ball pool, which is supposed to inspire creativity through play. Yeah right! Full listings will be available in September.

Thu 22 Oct – Sun 1 Nov, Various venues in Manchester, Dates and prices TBA,

Thu 22 Oct - Sun 1 Nov
A. James Simpkin
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Wed 28 Oct 2015