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Experimental Words

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.

Biology encounters balladry, mathematics meets metre, and chemistry collides with cadence as leading scientists are paired with some of Manchester’s finest spoken word artists. That’s right: Experimental Words is back! And this time, it’s bigger than ever before. Explore rhyme, rhythm and reason through everything from gravitational waves to electricity and biohacking – and celebrate the creative similarities between science and the performing arts. Returning after three years of sell-out shows at Manchester Science Festival and once again delivered by Dr Sam Illingworth and poet Dan Simpson, this year’s event promises to be our best one yet.

We will be running a series of science and poetry workshops in collaboration with community and minority champions like Reform Radio, Fusion and Contact. Keep your eyes and ears peeled as some of their work will feature in Experimental Words.

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Thursday 25 October 2018,
8pm - 10pm (doors 7.30pm)

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Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Age guidance

Adults and teenagers 14+

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