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Aeon: Patient X

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017.

There’s an outbreak – a deadly contagion grips Arcadia Life Sciences, and members of the public are urgently needed to help scientists identify the carrier of the virus behind the pandemic. Welcome to Aeon: Patient X, an immersive theatre experience from the team behind Aeon: Live at MSF16. This event stars Paul Warriner (World’s End, Inspector George Gently) and Angela Costello (Churchill), blending real science, augmented reality and a smartphone app to show you all about the science of contagion. You’ll be guided through the event to uncover viral traces, working your way towards the source of the contagion: Patient X.

Accessible parking for this event

Blue badge holders will be able to press the intercom for the car park outside the Michael Smith Building, show their blue badge to the remote attendant via the camera (CCTV) and will then be allowed to enter.

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Saturday 21 October 2017,
11am - 12pm,
1pm - 2pm,
3pm - 4pm

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Michael Smith Building, University of Manchester, Dover Street, Manchester, M13 9PT

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£8 / £6 (concessions available)

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Age guidance

Adults and teenagers 15+

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