the latest edition of What's On at MOSI, packed full with fun events

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MOSI

Museum of Science & Industry


What’s On?

October 2007


March 2008



Contents


P.2


Introduction

P.3


Exhibitions and Events

P.7


Manchester Science Festival

P.12

Regular Events

P.16

Science Shows

P.18

Historical Characters

P.20

Community Exhibitions

P.21

Revealing Histories

P.23

Collection Centre Displays

P.25

Facilities

P.26

Information











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Introduction


Welcome to the latest edition of What’s On at
MOSI, packed full with fun events,

exhibitions
and activities for everyone.


We get off to an ex
plosive start with the brand
-
new Manchester Science Festival

in October. Be
amazed at the weird, wacky and wonderful
events that will

be
t
aking place here and across
the city. We also welcome three new

historical
characters to MOSI, as well as the People’s

History Museum

as MOSI becomes their
temporary home during the refurbishment of

their premises. Plus, don’t miss your last
opportunity to see

the popular Doctor Who


Up
-
Close exhibition.



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Exhibitions and Events


Doctor Who


Up
-
Close

Extended by popular

demand!

Now on until 6 January

10.00am


5.00pm

Don’t miss your chance to get Up
-
Close to

actual
props, costumes and monsters from the

third
series of the hit BBC TV programme

starring
David Tennant and Freema Agyeman,

in the
largest exhibition of its kin
d.

Tickets: Adults £6.50, Concessions £4.50
,

Under 5s free, Family Day Ticket £20.00


(4 people


max. 2 adults).

Avoid the queues and buy your tickets

online at
www.mosi.org.uk, or

Tel: 0870 4000 636
(booking fee applies).

Special Exhibitions Gallery,

Gr
ound Floor,

Main Building


Art:Machine:Vision

20 October


28 December

10.00am


4.30pm

‘Art:Machine:Vision’ is an exhibition involving

several artists working within the fields of

Digital
Art and Interactive Media. Through a

series of
interactive works a
nd visual installation,

visitors
are invited to consider their relationship

with
current technology and digital media.


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Second Floor, 1830 Warehouse

Free


Connecting Manchester

Opens Saturday 20 October

Check out our brand
-
new permanent gallery,

tracing the

history of communication from body

language and story telling to the telephone,

television and the Internet.

Second Floor, 1830 Warehouse

Free

All ages


Christmas at MOSI

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31 December

(MOSI is closed 24


26

December and 1
January)

Have festive fun at

the Museum with craft

workshops, shows and entertainment all

with a
seasonal theme. Check our website for

further
details www.mosi.org.uk

All ages


Telling Stories

2


3 February

To celebrate National Storytelling Week,

the
Museum will be telling scary st
ories and

terrifying tales about the history of the site

and

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the objects you can find in the galleries.

Check
our website for further details

www.mosi.org.uk

Free

All ages


Crazy Chemistry

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22 February

Join MOSI to find out about crazy chemistry,

mad
molecules and who John Dalton was

in fun,
family
-
friendly events in the February

holidays.
Check our website for further details

www.mosi.org.uk

All ages


People’s History

Museum at MOSI

Opens Monday 28 January

The People's History Museum on Bridge Street

closes in Autumn 2007 for a redevelopment

programme due to be completed in 2009.

While
the work takes place, MOSI has offered

a
temporary home. See what life was like for

people at home, at work and at leisure over the

last 200 years through a

series of di
splays

and
events.

First Floor, 1830 Warehouse

Free

All ages




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Living History


Shop Front, Home Front

Saturday 9 February

1.00pm and 2.30pm.

Duration 30 mins

A Living History performance with Dotty Salter

a
1930s Co
-
op shop worker.


Living History


No
Bed of Roses

Saturday 16 February

12.30pm and 1.45pm.


Duration 30 mins

An intriguing performance

based on oral
histories

gathered from three

Manchester
women

who migrated

from the

Caribbean to
England

in the 1950s.


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Manchester Science Festival

20


28 Oct
ober 2007


The Manchester Science Festival is a fun,

family
-
friendly Manchester
-
wide event with

a
diverse range of performances, talks,

workshops
and demonstrations that

w
ill

intrigue and
entertain everyone. There is a

packed
programme full of a
mazing acti
vities

demonstrating that science, technology and

engineering are important, relevant and fun!

Here are some of the highlights of the events

happening at MOSI. For further details check

out
www.mosi.org.uk or pick up a leaflet on

the day
from our Informati
on Desk.


Highlights

at MOSI


Junk Music Workshop

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27 October

10.00am


4.00pm

Join musician Michael Freeman to make and

play musical instruments made from the most

unlikely materials. This hands
-
on workshop

combines fun and creativity with environment
al

awareness and the chance

to make some noise!

Classroom 3, First Floor,

Ma
in Building

Free

All ages


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Bend it like Bianchi


The Science of Free

Kicks
with MCFC

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26 October

11.00am


3.00pm

Bending a free kick can be a

footballer’s most
potent weapon,

but how do they do it? Coaches

from Manchester City FC will

help you bend your
own free kick

and understand the science
behind it.

Third Floor, 1830 Warehouse

Free

All ages

Drop
-
in


Johnny Ball


A History of

Science in the North
West

Wednesday 24 October

11.30am and 2.30pm

Duration 1 hour

Meet the irrepressible BAFTA
-
winning Johnny

Ball as he delivers a presentation all about the

history of science in the region in his own

unique
style! Not to be missed.

Cardwell Auditorium,

First Floor, Main Building

Free

All ages





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Trevor Baylis on

Trevor Baylis

Thursday 25 October

1.00pm

Duration 1 hour

Sir Trevor Baylis, a MOSI patron, takes

us
through his life as a gymnast and a

stunt man
and of course his career as

a world renowned
inventor of the

wind
-
up radio.

The
Learning Studio, Track

Level, Station
Building

Free

All ages


Oliver Rowe


BBC’s Urban

Chef

Friday 26 October

1.00pm

Duration 1 hour

After working in restaurants across London and

France, Oliver Rowe set up his own restaurant

using ingredients sourced exc
lusively from the

London area


no mean feat when your average

supermarket green beans may have come all the

way from Tanzania! Find out about his project in

this fascinating cookery demonstration.

The Learning Studio, Track Level,

Station
Building

Free

Al
l ages



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Women in Science

20


28 October

10.00am


5.00pm

From antiquity, women have been

active in
Science, Engineering,

Construction and
Technology but their

contributions have often
been

unrecognised and
u
nrewarded. In recent

times, opportunities for wo
men

have increased
but they are still under

represented. This Salford
University

exhibition is designed to provide
visible

female role models, to inspire and

encourage young women into rewarding

and
challenging careers.

Second Floor Balcony,

Main Building

Free

All ages


Singing Sands

20 October


18 November

10.00am


4.30pm

Many desert sand dunes emit a loud and

harmonious sound as they avalanche


a
discovery that was first documented in

the ninth
century. ‘Singing Sand’ is an

audio
-
visual
exhibition


a
partnership

between a sound
artist, a filmmaker,

a
g
ranular scientist and a
materials scientist.

Now you can hear and see
science and

technology reproduce this
fascinating

natural phenomenon!


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First Floor,

1830 Warehouse

Free

All ages


For many more events
taking place across the
city

visit

www.manchestersciencefestival.com


Supported by
Northwest Regional Development
Agency




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Regular Events


Engineer Eric’s

Difficult Day

Weekends and Holidays

12.00noon

Duration 20 mins

Discover how a steam

locomotive works

by
helping

Engineer Eric and Forgetful

Fireman
Fred to get Pender

started.

Power Hall

Free

Ages 4+


Manchester Mills

Every Week Day 3.00pm

Weekends and Holidays 11.30am and 3.00pm

Duration 30 mins

Follow the thread of Manchester’s cotton

industry

as thund
erous original machinery spins
and weaves

cotton into cloth in this fascinating
demonstration.

Textiles Gallery, Ground Floor,

M
ain Building

Free

All ages


Planetarium Shows



The Night Sky

Weekends and Holidays

2.00pm and 3.30pm

Duration 30 mins


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Enjoy a f
ascinating

seasonal view of the

stars
and planets as

seen from the
North

West of
England in

our purpose
-
built

Planetarium.


Air & Space Hall

Strictly no late admission

Adults £1.50, Concessions £1.00

Ages 6+


Engines at Work

Every Day

11.00am


4.00pm

The
Power Hall houses the world’s

largest
collection of working steam mill

engines that
powered industry and helped

sh
ape our modern
world. See these
together

with our collections of
gas, oil, hot air and diesel

engines,
demonstrated by our Presenters.

Power H
all

Free

All ages


Xperitots

5 Oct 2007


Science Extravaganza

9 Nov 2007


Fun with Fabric

7 Dec 2007


Celebrations

11 Jan 2008


Patterns

1 Feb 2008


Children Around the World

7 March 2008


Light and Colour

10.00am


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Duration 90 mins

These popular acti
vity sessions for under 5s and

their carers take place in our hands
-
on science

gallery, Xperiment, with a different topic each

month. Fun, creative activities, puppets and

storytelling help toddlers get the most out of

this
gallery.

Booking is essential. P
lease ring and
reserve your place

on 0161 833 0027 or 0161
606 0156.

Xperiment Gallery, Second Floor, Main Building

£1.00 per child

Under 5s


Train Rides

Weekends in October
,
October and February
half

terms and Easter
H
olidays*


Christmas Holiday timetable

will be announced
on our website

12.00noon


4.00pm

Duration 10 mins

Take a ride around this historical site behind

our
replica of Robert Stephenson’s 1830

Planet
locomotive.

Tickets £1.00 per person
.
Under 5s free.

Departing from the Station Platform at

regular
intervals.

*Please telephone to check exact dates as this
service does vary during holidays.



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Meet Baby

Every Tuesday**

12.00noon


2.00pm

Come and see the rebuild of

the first stored
-
program computer

the ‘Baby’ which first ran in 1948 at

the
Unive
rsity of Manchester.

Ground Floor, Main Building

Free

Ages 12+

Drop
-
in

**Please note that due to the relocation of this
collection item this event may not take place
during October and November.




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Science Shows


Every Saturday

Every day during Holidays ex
cept Tuesdays

2.30pm
Duration 30 mins

Explore one of the following scientific topics

at
these fun
-
packed family science shows.

Look
out for details on the What’s On board

on arrival.

Collect your ticket on the day from the

Information Desk, Main Building.

Places
allocated on a first
-
come, first
-
served basis.

Please ring to book a pre
-
event handling

session
for visually impaired persons.

Tel: 0161 833
0027.

Making of Manchester Auditorium,

Ground
Level, Station Building

Free

Ages 6+


What a Load

of Rubbish

W
hat happens to the rubbish we

throw away?
Where does it go

and what can we do to make it
less

of a problem?



Supermarket

to Sewers

Find out about the food we eat, why we need it

and where it goes. Join us in the process where

participation produces poo!



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Goodness

Gracious Gravity

Embark on a journey through space to

check out
gravity and its amazing effect.


Life on Mars

Explore the possibilities of life existing on the

Red Planet by looking at how conditions on

Mars
are different from Earth. Help to

const
ruct a
Martian and find out if it

would survive!




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Historical

Characters


Every Sunday

Tuesdays during Holidays

2.30pm Duration 20 mins

Come and meet one of our historical

characters.
Who will it be today? Look out for

details on the
What’s On board on ar
rival.

Free

All ages (except Marie Stopes which is suitable
for Ages 12+)


Mr and Mrs Chadwick

Meet Mr and Mrs Chadwick, rail

travellers from
the 1830s. Discover

the trials and tribulations of
traveling
by train on the Liverpool and

Manchester Railway.

Fir
st Class Booking Hall, Ground Level,

Station
Building


Dolly: Cooking with Gas

Take a trip back in time to meet Dolly, our

1930s
Gas Showroom Assistant, who will show

you the
very latest in gas technology.

Gas Gallery, Ground Level, Station Building


Willi
am Perkin:

Dyeing to Change

the World

What did a Victorian chemist, Cleopatra and

Julius Caesar all have in common? Meet 19
th


19

century chemist William Perkin to find out

the
answer.

Textiles Gallery, Ground Floor,

Main Building


John Dalton

Born into a mode
st Quaker family, John

Dalton
rose to become one of the most

influential
scientists in the world.

He is best known for his
groundbreaking

work on atomic theory.


Manchester Science, First Floor,

Main Building


Lady Heath

Meet the famous female aviator who
flew

from
Cape Town to London in an

open
-
cockpit Avro
Avian aeroplane.

Discover how she suffered
sunstroke,

soared over the Pyramids

and was
escorted over

the Mediterranean by

Mussolini’s
planes.

Air & Space Hall


Marie Stopes

(Ages 12+)

Meet the lady who
fought tirelessly

all her life for
what she believed to be

the fundamental rights
of women.

Marie Stopes was Britain’s youngest

doctor of science. She was passionate

about
equality and freedom of choice

for women and
she opened the first

family planning cl
inic in
Holloway,

North London in 1921.

Main Building


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Community Exhibitions


What Manchester Means

Now on until 27 January

From the Beetham Tower to a colourful

umbrella, a football club to Whit Walks,

music
stars to cotton shuttles, what

would you choose

to represent

Manchester
?
This exhibition
includes

objects, photographs and art work

chosen or created by
Manchester

people to
represent the place

we live, work and play in.

Community Exhibition Gallery,

Track Level,
Station Building.

Free

All ages


Ancoat
s: Manchester’s

Little Italy

8 February


31 August

To celebrate the completion of our

Histories
Revealed oral history project,

this fascinating
exhibition focuses on

Ancoats, an area once
populated by large

numbers of Italian immigrants
and the

birth plac
e of the modern day North

West ice cream industry.

Community Exhibition Gallery,

Track Level,
Station Building

Free

All ages



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Revealing Histories


2007 marks 200 years since the Abolition of the

Slave Trade Act in Britain. MOSI has joined with

museums and

galleries across Greater

Manchester to c
ommemorate this anniversary

and explore the lasting local legacy of the trade

through several activities. To find out more visit

www.revealinghistories.org.uk


Remembering

Slavery Trail

Now on until 31 March

Manches
ter’s economic success from the late

18th century onwards relied on its international

trading links, particularly with the United States.

The transatlantic slave trade played a major

role
in keeping down the cost of imported raw

materials vital to Manchest
er’s industrial

development. Find out how the Museum’s

collections relate to slavery, by following our trail.

The trail guide can be downloaded from our

web
site, www.mosi.org.uk or picked up from

the
Information Desk in the Main Building.

Free

Ages 5+


Dr
awing Equal

Saturday 13 October

12.00noon, 1.30pm and 3.00pm


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Duration 45 mins

Join professional illustrator Paul Loudon in this

engaging family workshop. Explore the meaning

of the patriotic union envelope and create your

own ‘political’ cartoon.

Collect y
our tickets from
the Information Desk

on the day. Tickets
allocated on a first
-
come,

first
-
served basis.

The Learning Studio, Track Level,

Station
Building

Free

Ages 5+


Remembering

Slavery Tour

Saturday 3 November

10.30am

Duration 90 mins

Join Collections

Manager Pauline Webb and

community historian Hewan Clarke on this

illuminating tour of the Museum, uncovering

different perspectives and interpretations of the

objects on display while exploring their links

with
the transatlantic slave trade.

Booking is
e
ssential. Please call 0161 606 0156

Free

Ages 14+



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Collections

Centre Displays


Tuesday


Saturday

10.00am


4.30pm

As well as exploring hidden treasures in our

Collections Centre, there are two impressive

displays on view this season


so come and

take
a

look!

Collections Centre,

Basement, Main Building

Free

All ages

Drop
-
in


Science in Industry

9 October


29 December

From the production of transatlantic cables at

W.
T. Glover & Co. to the development of a full

pressure suit for pilots at P. Frankenstein

&
Sons,

science has played an important part in

Manchester’s industrial development. As well as

material from the Glover’s and Frankenstein’s,

collections, the display includes items from

Connolly Brothers (Blackley) and Benger’s
Foods.


The Future is Ele
ctric!

5 January


29 March

We all take electricity in our homes for granted,
but

who were the companies responsible for

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producing

the gadgets and supplying the power,
and who did

they target with the idea that the
future was electric?

Archives from The El
ectricity
Council, WT Glover

and Ferranti might have the
answers.




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Facilities


The Loft Restaurant

Enjoy a selection of hot meals, snacks and

refreshments in a relaxed, family
-
friendly
atmosphere

in the Loft Restaurant. Why not also
combine a visit

to th
e Museum with a delicious
Sunday Lunch with a

choice of two dishes and
freshly cooked vegetables?

Open Every Day 10.00am


4.30pm


Recharge Café

Situated on the Ground Floor of the Main

Building, Recharge Café is a great place to

meet
up with friends and f
amily before you

visit the
galleries or to grab a coffee and

light

refreshments while on the move. Look

out for
our monthly offers for tasty treats!

Open Every Day

Monday


Friday 7.00am


5.00pm

Saturday


Sunday 9.00am


5.00pm


Museum

Gift Shop

Stuck fo
r gift ideas? Have a browse around

our
newly refurbished shop and you’ll find

gadgets,
gizmos and jewellery ideas for that

perfect
present.

Open Every Day 10.00am


5.00pm



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Information


MOSI

The Museum of Science & Industry,


Liverpool Road, Castlefield,

Manchester M3 4FP.

Tel: 0161 832 2244

www.mosi.org.uk


Admission

Entry to the Museum’s permanent galleries is

free for everyone.

Children under the age of 16 must be

accompanied by an adult.

Charges apply for special exhibitions and

some
activities.

Pre
-
bo
oked groups of 10+ receive discounts on

exhibitions and some activities.

Adult group bookings Tel: 0161 606 0177

School group bookings Tel: 0161 833 0027


Opening Times

Every day 10.00am


5.00pm.

Closed 24


26 December and 1 January.


Car Parking

£5.00 a
ll day, £3.00 after 3.00pm.




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Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter to

keep
up
-
to
-
date with the latest news, events

and
offers at the Museum. Register at

www.mosi.org.uk


Access and Facilities

MOSI has p
arking spaces available for disabled
visitors, accessible toilets and a network of
smooth paths that link the five historic buildings.
There is a loan service for wheelchairs (£20
returnable deposit) as well as mobility seats,
water bowls for guide dogs an
d magnifiers.
Hearing loops are installed and many of our
events are suitable for those with visual
impairments. We also offer a guiding service,
please contact our Learning Centre on 0161 833
0027 for further details.


Every effort has been made to ensure

that
details in this

leaflet are correct at time of
printing. The Museum reserves

the right to alter
t
he events programme at any time.




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