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About Manchester Science Festival

Welcome to Manchester Science Festival 2016,  produced by the Museum of Science and Industry.

Every October, our Festival creates a place for innovative, surprising and meaningful experiences, where people of all ages can ignite their curiosity in science. Our visitors are at the heart of everything we do, so the Festival team strives to keep the programme inclusive and accessible to everyone.

This year marks our 10th birthday and the end of Manchester’s year-long role as European City of Science. We’re celebrating with 11 days of bold, creative and thought-provoking science events across Greater Manchester.

For 2016, programme highlights include Paris-based artists HeHe, who will deliver three original art installations that creatively explore the atmosphere around us, based at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The Chronarium Sleep Lab at Manchester Arndale will offer an immersive audiovisual environment exploring the role of public space in promoting health and wellbeing in the city. Meanwhile, Public Service Broadcasting will take your imagination on a space journey with a specially commissioned performance of their album The Race for Space at the beautiful Albert Hall.

The greatest strength of our Festival is our unique alliance of partners, who make it the north’s premier cultural celebration of all things related to science and innovation. Together, we have curated more than 150 experiences where you can explore, discover and create science with us.

As we celebrate 10 years of Manchester Science Festival, we must also say a huge thank you to our funders and sponsors, whose support makes it all possible.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival.

Antonio Benitez

Manchester Science Festival Director