The University of Manchester (UoM) is set to open its doors to local people once again, as its annual Community Festival takes place on Saturday 16 June.
The day will be filled with fascinating activities – visitors will be able to get hands-on with live experiments and interactive demonstrations, watch musical and dramatic performances, and speak to students and scientists about the university.
Some of the exciting things to do will include:
Transport yourself to China! Enjoy a tea ceremony in the beautiful Chinese Garden, classical music performances and Chinese arts & crafts workshops for children at the Confucius Institute.
Dr Who? Find out more about Delia Derbyshire, a pioneer of electronic music and the woman behind the world-famous Dr Who theme. Play the Deliaphonica Game to understand how Delia created that iconic electronic music.
Shimmer and Shine Window Workshop and Selfie Station: The John Rylands Library’s amazing stained-glass windows are a colour inspiration! Using colourful papers and textures make your own stained-glass windows and strike a pose in our pop-up Selfie Station using fun and colourful props!
Heritage Tours: Journey around the University’s fine neo-gothic architecture and sites of world-changing discovery. Visit sites including where Ernest Rutherford ‘split the atom’ and where Alan Turing helped lay the foundations of modern computing.
The Flash-Bang Show: Everyone’s favourite, open your eyes to the amazing world of chemistry that is all around us. There will be fantastic colour changes, flashes and the occasional bang, so hold on to your hats!
Opening the curtain: adventures in healthcare: This will be a journey through some of the sounds, sights and scenes of healthcare. Meet actors playing patients, help doctors and nurses ‘at work’; and experiment with writing, drama and fun ‘in the waiting room’.
Exploring the many languages of Manchester: Find out more about Manchester’s many languages! Play family-friendly language games and learn some new words in our language taster session.
Climb aboard a vintage ambulance: Take a look around an original 1950’s Bedford KZ ambulance. Get your hands on original medical artefacts spanning over 300 years from our Museum of Medicine and Health collection and talk to our experts about healthcare of days gone by.
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