A Grand Exposition

A Grand Exposition: After Dark

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

A Grand Exposition comes to life after hours with adult-only performances by our favourite DJs and VJs alike. Plus, there’ll be tons of cutting-edge, innovative science up for discussion too. With a distinct yet tantalising offer each evening, you won’t want to miss a single one of these events…

Expotronic – Friday 27 October – Book now

Friday night welcomes Expotronic, where you’ll hear from local thinkers on the social impacts of science and technology before experiencing performances from live audio-visualisers, DJs and VJs with a focus on AV performance, visual montage, and eclectic dance music. Advance ticket £8.

The line-up includes:

Prolekult (Test Department)


Svntreader ft Lauren Bolger

Tonoscope (Live set)
ECT (Interactive)

DJ Bic
VJ Chromaform
LD Edd Marriot
And more to be announced

Plus, a specially curated panel will be discussing how knowledge of the most fundamental forms and forces helps both reveal and conceal the workings of Nature.

A Grand Night Out – Saturday 28 October – Book now

Enjoy talks and live performances over a bottle of Manchester Science Festival ale, specially created by Talbot Mill’s own Brew Shack micro-brewery (free for ticket holders). There are non-alcoholic alternatives too, if you’re off the sauce. The line-up includes:

Celebrate our common histories of rebellion and the unquenchable spirit of play, subversion and solidarity.
Spaceheads ~ Cosmic Drum and Trumpet duo bring us ‘The Revolution Sashays up the Mall’
Paddy Steer ~ “Sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop”
Rucksack Cinema
[ Analogue Curtain ]
DJ Special K
And more to be announced

Plus, our panel will be discussing the ways artists’ practice can assist science researchers to recognise new patterns and connections in data and visual communication.

Cabaret Faraday – Sunday 29 October – Book now

Cabaret Faraday presents an assortment of left-field improv and variety acts descending on us – you’ll see all sorts of people take to the stage for a cabaret like no other. The line-up includes:

Kino Film Club presents… Bad Science shorts
Sam Illingworth
Ben Mellor
Guy Bloke
Julios Psychic Pizza
Dr Quack’s Talking Cure ~ It’s far from boring. But how far ?
Professor Et Cetera
Pattern Beats
SpitDog ~ Science is not a narrative
The Galvonium
Symbiotic Synergies
Stray 2 Sound System 
And more to be announced

Plus, join our panel who will examine how culture informs technology as we plot trajectories into the New Machine Age.

For more information on the line up, check out A Grand Exposition’s website.

About A Grand Exposition
With a nod to The Great Exhibition of 1851, A Grand Exposition is a three-day celebration of the region’s diverse community of artists, makers and creative technologists. Blending exhibitions, entertainment and demonstrations, the event offers a family-friendly sprawl of technological, science-orientated artworks, maker workshops for all ages, illuminated talks that explore the social and cultural impacts of science and technology, and all manner of science-themed live performances.

Cornbrook Creative


Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October, 7pm - 11pm

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Talbot Mill, 44 Ellesmere Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4JY

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Booking required

Expotronic - Friday 27 October
£8 (Includes free drink)

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A Grand Night Out - Saturday 28 October
£8 (includes free drink)

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Cabaret Faraday - Sunday 29 October

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Age guidance

Adults 18+

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