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‘Light Up’ Late

17 Jan 2024 5:00 pm -9:00 pm

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Free, drop in

'Light Up' Late

Celebrate the start of The University of Manchester’s 200th year with an evening of light, poetry and performances.

Join us to turn the January blues a dazzling purple as part of a stunning light trail along Oxford Road.

The Museum is hosting a special Late as part of ‘Light Up’, which will kick off The University of Manchester’s bicentenary celebrations on Wednesday 17 January.

Join us for an evening of music, poetry, performance and more. From 18:24 (to mark the University’s founding year), we’ll be lifting winter spirits with a pathway of light, illuminating iconic places and spaces on campus and beyond, in the University’s signature colour purple. Plus, our famous spider crab will be getting a disco makeover.

Our performances will include a chromesthesia concert from David McFarlane. David is a musician, creative technologist and interdisciplinary artist, working with sound and light. Join him and his band for an ambient electronic performance recreating the experience of sound-to-colour synaesthesia, turning sound into coloured light in front of your very eyes (and ears). Expect guitars, mandolins, strings, winds, and a lot of colours.

We’ll also have a reading of the bicentenary poem, light-themed tours of some of our best-loved collections and family lantern-making workshops.