If you still have happy memories of the distinctive noise of a ZX Spectrum cranking up for what seemed liked aeons before you could play Grand Prix Circuit (oh, just me?), then Hacked On Classics could be right up your street. Jam-packed with audience-interactive demos, this fun event is perfect for pleasing your inner nerd. Celebrating technology and all things digital from the last 40 years, BAFTA-winning artist, coder, laserist and self-confessed full-time geek Seb Lee-Delisle will be giving some of your favourite classic 80s gadgets the ultimate firmware upgrade, bringing CDs, arcade games, VHS tapes, twin cassette recorders, Nintendo light guns, Casio keyboards and the cathode ray tube television into the modern era via a live link-up with the latest computers and lasers. Watch him tear down 8-bit gadgets and drag pre-Millennium Bug pioneering technology into the 21st century using super-bright LEDs and lasers. Just add a side order of microchips.  For more Week 53 Festival events, click here.

Mon 28 May, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6000, 3pm & 7pm, £10, www.thelowry.com

Mon 28 May
Sarah-Clare Conlon
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Thu 19 Apr 2018