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Until Jan 1970 Concretene Bench
| 1 January 1970

A landmark bench that has been cast especially for the Corridor of Light event using world-beating graphene-enhanced concrete is set to go on public display. The bench is made from Concretene, a revolutionary emissions-busting material that has been pioneered by The University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) working with commercial partner Nationwide Engineering, […]

From Oct 2021 Pendulum Wave Machine
Brunswick Park | 21 – 23 October 2021

The mechanical marvel is a fusion of science and art that will delight visitors to Corridor of Light who can view the spectacle from a specially cast, concrete bench which has been reinforced with graphene.

From Oct 2021 Illuminating Nature
The Manchester Museum | 21 – 23 October 2021

Manchester Museum will have a new display in its window featuring a number of stunning shells which glow a brilliant, florescent pink and show just how magical nature can be.

From Oct 2021 Algorave Showcase
HATCH | 21 – 23 October 2021

Algorave co-founder Alex McLean curates two-nights of algorave showcases between the live performance at Hatch on Friday 22nd October from 6-10pm.

From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: Takk Windows
Takk Coffee at Hatch | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: Rain
Lemn Sissay Rain Mural | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Alight on Lemn Sissay’s Poetry: It’s Time to Stellify
University Place | 21 – 23 October 2021

Hear the voice of Lemn Sissay OBE via recordings of his poetry, found at locations across Oxford Road Corridor, via specially commissioned recordings.

From Oct 2021 Let’s Never Meet
Alan Gilbert Square | 21 – 23 October 2021

Discover more of Antonio Robert’s work at Alan Gilbert Square where you will find Let’s Never Meet, an exploration of intellectual connections with people we may never physically meet.

From Oct 2021 Festival of Ideas: Algorave revealed
Online | 21 October 2021

British musician and co-founder of algorave Alex McLean joins new media artist and curator Antonio Roberts online,, from 4-5pm on 21 October to discuss algorave with fellow contributors.

From Oct 2021 Festival of Ideas: Tim Etchells & Sabina Sabolović
Online | 23 October 2021

Tim Etchells joins Sabina Sabolović, director of Kunsthalle Vienna and part of the Zagreb-based curatorial collective What, How & for Whom, for an online conversation.

From Oct 2021 The Sunday Boys
The Whitworth | 22 October 2021

The Sunday Boys bring their own brand of atmospheric choral song to the Whitworth’s Sculpture Terrace on Friday evening alongside Recovery Poems.

From Oct 2021 Black Gold Arts
Contact Theatre | 21 – 23 October 2021

For Corridor of Light and Black Gold Arts Festival, Contact’s windows will be lit up with images of Manchester artist and theatre-maker Chanje Kunda.

From Oct 2021 Opening Moment
Manchester Central Library | 21 October 2021

Collective song, live poetry, and travelling illuminated words come together to mark Corridor of Light’s opening moment at Central Library.

From Oct 2021 Voices for Freedom
Manchester Poetry Library | 21 – 22 October 2021

A fusion of poetry, dance and oral history curated by internationally recognised poet SuAndi of the National Black Arts Alliance and developed in collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library

From Oct 2021 Studio 8 Installation
Royal Northern College of Music | 21 – 23 October 2021

Studio 8 Installations features conversations between international students and local communities in a cutting edge digital studio at The Royal Northern College of Music.