Manchester Science Festival 2016 presents

Public Service Broadcasting:
The Race For Space

Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm-11pm

Acclaimed electronic music outfit Public Service Broadcasting play their hit album The Race For Space in its entirety for the very first time, accompanied by a brass section and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music, including a string quintet and 13-piece choir. This special event will be preceded by an exploration of the stories of the American and Soviet space race at the heart of the songs; and insights into the making of the album from J Willgoose, Esq, in conversation with Jodrell Bank's Professor Tim O’Brien.

Buy tickets from 10am, Friday 19 August here for Public Service Broadcasting
Suitable for adults and teenagers 14+

EquinoxSunday 16 October 3pm-6pm

Take a kaleidoscopic tour of time and space as Manchester Camerata performs Equinox, by violin star Henning Kraggerud, which is written in 24 different keys and depicts 24 hours and 24 time zones. The composition comprises four concertos and is interspersed with a narration written by Jostein Gaarder.

Suitable for all ages

£22 - £37

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The music of Star Wars: Episodes I to VIISaturday 29 October 7.30pm-9.45pm

Feel the full force of the Hallé as the renowned orchestra performs highlights from John Williams’ scores for the Star Wars films. Packed with some of the most recognisable cinematic themes of all time, this concert packs more punch than an Imperial blaster. There’s also a free pre-show talk on the science behind Star Wars. Dress to impress.

Suitable for adults and families 7+

£13.50 - £43

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Manchester Science Festival is a creative, playful and surprising celebration of science.

It is the largest science festival in England and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016.

Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry.