Headline Events Explore life, the universe and pretty much everything else in between at this year’s Manchester Science Festival. Experience what it might be like to step into a black hole with the stunning Distortions in Spacetime. Test the limits of human enhancement with You Have Been Upgraded. Then discover more about the spark that powers the world around us in Electricity: The spark of life.
Fun For All Ages Bust some moves to the sound of light, pedal for your power and find out how you can save the world with fish poo. A renewable source of fun for everyone – with gadgets, gizmos and goo galore.
Platform for Investigation Come face to face with some of the brightest brains at our Platform for Investigation (Pi) powered by Siemens. Wake up to the future of artificial intelligence, turn your eyes to the skies with the folk behind an extremely large telescope, wise up on allergy busting and get under the skin of human evolution.
Art Meets Science Get your teenage kicks with experimental dance and visual explosions, as laser shows meet laboratory, movement merges with music and concerts create colour. From virtual soundscapes to Taiwanese textiles, you’ll never see or think about science in quite the same way.
Make, Do and Hack Are you ready to touch the stars, sing to the Moon and serve up some ace inventions? Discover the power of placebos, make art out of junk, dance like a planet and more.
Conversations Put the future on trial and prepare to pass verdict, hear the power of music and delve headfirst into the debate on health and wellbeing. If you’re the kind of person that likes to chew over the hottest topics, then these talks are perfect for you.
Science After Dark Calling all curious creatures of the night, we’re having a lock-in at the lab. Prepare to laugh so hard you cry with our after hours stand-up comedy, listen to the wordsmith wizardry of our poetry slam standoffs and enjoy exclusive events with some of our favourite stars.
Science on Screen Join us at the flicks for a pick and mix of your favourite films, from animation to psychological thrillers. Celebrate 10 years of waste collecting robot Wall-E and 25 years since Jurassic Park unleashed its roar. Plus, we’ll be exploring the influence of movies on mental health, as well as recreating experiments from a cult classic favourite, bringing them to life through the wonder and magic of the silver screen.