FUTURE CITY 2015: PIXELPYROS | MediaCityUK | Fri 13 Mar - Sat 14 Mar| Free
PixelPyros is a virtual pyrotechnics display projected onto a massive 60-foot wide screen using state of the art projectors and lasers. A free event taking place 6pm until 10pm on 13/14 March and placed on the Piazza at The Quays, MediaCityUK. Led by PixelPyros' BAFTA award-winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle, audiences are invited to get up close and personal with digital art by touching bright orbs of light on the screen to fire off beautiful multi-coloured rockets. Lee-Delisle will give a free, fun and interactive talk about his work at 5.30pm on Friday 13 March.
VIDEO JAM | The Lowry | Fri 13 Mar | 7pm until 10pm
Following on from the Pixelpyros event (see above), Video Jam will be carefully curating a diverse programme of artists' films plus live music and performers in an engaging and site specific club night on The Lowry's Promenade Gallery. Expect to see first works by emerging regional film talent alongside established artists. Multi-disciplinary artist, Stuart Childs, will be on hand with an innovative tech maker stall. Audiences can create and take home their own personalised artwork. Watch Video Jam promo.
COORS LIGHT ICE BAR | Spinningfields Square | From Fri 13 Mar -Thu 19 Mar | Free
Fancy enjoying a cold beer in even colder - 5 degree temperatures? Sure you do. American beer brand Coors Light will launch a new week-long pop-up ice bar on Spinningfields Square with the help of platinum-selling BRIT award-winners, Rudimental. The British band will play a private gig for competition winners, before the below zero boozer opens to the public between Friday 13 and Thursday 19 March. Before entering the bar guests will be wrapped up in thermal capes and gloves, designed to withstand 30 minutes in freezing temperatures. There'll also be 'interactive ice sculptures' including a life-sized snow angel.
JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL | Z-Arts | Sat 14 Mar
Featuring well known show songs such as This is The Moment, Someone Like You and Take Me As I Am, a strong young ensemble and musical direction from experienced artistic team Dan Jarvis and Kimberly Holden, this adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde is set to be a show to remember. Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) is a new theatre company for young performers.
EMILY ALLCHURCH: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A MASTER | Manchester Art Gallery | Fri 13 Mar - 8 June
In what will be Allchurch's first UK solo exhibition in a public gallery, the London-based artist will use photography and a complex digital technique to recreate old master paintings. Allchurch will use French Impressionist Adolphe Valette's famous painting of Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 (see below) as the basis for a newly commissioned centrepiece, alongside Allchurch's acclaimed Tokyo Story and Tokaido Road series.
PATRON SAINT OF PROSTITUTES, JOSEPHINE BAKER... | People’s History Museum | Sun 15 Mar
A Sunday Salon with author Helen Mathers and historian of sexuality Jana Funke. Victorian feminist Josephine Butler campaigned against laws that persecuted prostitutes. She helped women and girls affected by trafficking and sexual abuse. Her campaigns meshed with those in Manchester at the time, particularly the women’s suffrage campaign. Booking required via Eventbrite
BREAKOUT MANCHESTER | Various locations | From Fri 13 Mar
Said to be a combination of Crystal Maze, ITV's The Cube, Prison Break, Fort Boyard, The Mole, The Amazing Race, The Great Escape and the SAW films - so not one for the panicky or claustrophobic, then. Breakout is a live escape room game located in Manchester. You are locked in a room with friends, family or work colleagues for an hour and have to solve a series of puzzles and mysteries to escape. You have 60 minutes and will have to search high and low for clues and work together if you want to escape. There are various themes to choose from.
WHAT THE BODY DOES NOT REMEMBER | The Lowry | Fri 13 - Sat 14 Mar
Choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award in 1987 for this brutal confrontation of dance and music. 28 years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made.
SELFRIDGES MOTHER'S DAY EVENT | Trafford Centre | Sat 13 Mar | 12 - 6pm | Tickets £10 (redeemable against purchases made on the day)
To celebrate all the wonderful mothers, Selfridges is having its annual beauty event at the Trafford and Exchange stores on Saturday 14 March. Mothers and daughters can come and enjoy beauty treatments, consultations and more. Prosecco and canapés are served throughout the event and there’s also some little goodies to take home. There's also to be a live singer, engraver and a complimentary flower poise with spends over £150.
MADE IN CHELSEA'S ANDY JORDAN | Gorilla | Sun 15 Mar
One of the posh-lot from that E4 reality programme, Made In Chelsea, Andy Jordon is touring the UK to promote his music career.
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