Date night at Manchester Science Festival

Whether it’s that first meet up with a new match, a rare night out without the kids or just something different from the usual dinner and a movie, swipe right on Manchester Science Festival for seven brilliant date ideas:

Distortions in Spacetime
Thursday 18 October – Sunday 28 October
late night openings on selected dates TBA

What’s more romantic than watching the stars? Go over the moon with your bae but watch out for that black hole or you could be spending infinity together. Journey to the ends of the universe with this interactive, instagramable, mind-blowing digital experience – perfect for that first (or fiftieth) date selfie.

The Science Studio
Tuesday 23 October
6pm – 8pm

Get up close and personal with the chemicals, reactions and each other plus let your artistic side flow as you see some of the weird and wonderful science artists use in everything from sculpture design to clay making and glass moulding. Then create your own artistic masterpiece to impress your beau.

Aeon: Liberation
Saturday 20 October
1.30pm and 3.30pm

The secret to a good relationship might just be teamwork and what better way to test that than being caught between a gang of protesters and a lab full of clones? Part escape room, part live theatre, Aeon: Liberation takes on the ethics behind recreation and asks you where you stand. You’ll have to work together to get out of this moral maze.

Bright Club: The Big One
Friday 19 October 2018
8pm – 10.15pm (doors 7.30pm)

‘Must have GSOH’ Get your giggles on at this comedy/science lol-apaloza. Six academics leave the lab for laughs and stand-up for the silly side of everything from early man to Tsumamis. They’ll poke your funny bone and have you laughing all the way into bed. Still up for a laugh? Try Book Shambles Live and Look Around You LIVE for more scientific sniggers.

Experimental Words
Thursday 25 October 2018
8pm – 10pm (doors 7.30pm)

Roses are red, violets are blue, Experimental Words is back with a perfect date night for you… Dr Sam Illingworth and poet Dan Simpson invite you to a night where mathematics meets metre, biology encounters balladry, and chemistry collides with cadence as scientists are paired with some of Manchester’s finest spoken word artists to create poetry that speaks to the head as well as the heart.

The Prestige
Tuesday 23 October 2018
7.30pm – 8pm (talk), 8pm – 10.15pm (screening)

Take a step beyond Netflix and chill with this movie night that’ll bring the magic of the Victorian era to Stockport’s vintage cinema. Christopher Nolan’s thriller has plenty of jump scares to get you hanging on to each other and a pre-film show will bring the mysteries of magic to life with a look at how science helps play tricks. Now you see me… now you don’t…

City Sound Walks
Thursday 25 October – Saturday 27 October 2018
6.30pm – 7.30pm, 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Forget Paris or New York – Manchester is clearly the most romantic city in the world. Join Noise Orchestra for a sonics in the city experience and get under the skin of our town with a live audio tour that brings the streets to life. Wander hand in hand and discover the sounds that make Manchester (and each other) tick.