Annual art and digital innovation FutureEverything starts today and includes conference art and music programmes, including speakers from Google and the BBC. Fusing leading creative industries and new technologies, this year explores the future of the digital sector, with the core themes being Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society. Here are our best picks from across the weekend, which takes place from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th March.

Art: Speed of Light glow-in-the-dark runners at Salford Quays
Already proving a hit at Edinburgh International Festival, NVA’s Speed of Light is breathing life into Salford’s waterfront over the weekend with a luminous display of light and sound. See our full preview.
Thu 21 Mar – Sat 23 Mar, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, FREE

Music: Brandt Brauer Frick at Islington Mill
Experiemental ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick take to the stage for an alternative techno display, swapping synthesisers and computers for more traditional instruments. Combining elements of jazz, techno and hip-hop, they aim to challenge the constraints of just a single genre, instead creating a unique blend of classical and contemporary sounds. With a guest slot from Om’Mas Keith of LA hip-hop collective Sa-Ra, expect a performance that spans the best of a selection of genres in and innovative and engaging way. Also on the bill will be elcectronic producer Lapalux, who will complement Brandt Brauer Frick’s experimental take with his own exploratory blends of soul.
Wed 20 Mar, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HP, 7.30pm, £10,

Speaker: Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer
Jeremy Boxer, Creative Director and Festival Director of the Vimeo Festival+ Awards, will be sharing his knowledge of the successful vide-sharing website. With over 15 years of digital filmmaking experience, Jeremy’s roles include Director of International Operations and Senior Programmer for the maverick digital festival RESFEST, co-creator of for the launch of Warner Brothers’ Sherlock Holmes franchise, as well as clients including Tribecca Film Festival, Nike, PlayStation and Royal College of Art.
Piccadilly Place, Conference ticket holders only.

Wed 20 Mar - Sun 24 Mar
Hannah Phillips
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Wed 20 Mar 2013