Wonder Materials, a major new exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) combines science, art and history to tell the story of graphene, the near-miraculous substance which was discovered at Manchester University. With the potential to radically change the fields of energy, communications, and healthcare, graphene may prove to be the city’s biggest export since Boddingtons. This interactive and mixed-media exhibition includes objects, photographs, music, and films which illuminate the process of the discovery. There is an art installation from Random International, the group behind the famous Rain Room at the Barbican alongside new work by poet Lemn Sissay, and a musical suite by composer-in-residence Sara Lowes. The exhibition is one of the flagship events of Manchester’s programme as European City of Science 2016. Look out for hands-on and evening events and much more.

Sat 23 Jul – Sun 25 Jun 2017, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP. Tel: 0161 832 2244, 10am – 5pm, FREE, www.msimanchester.org.uk

Sat 23 Jul - Sun 25 Jun
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Mon 5 Jun 2017