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Call for: Artists & Scientists – Castlefield Gallery

Artists & Scientists @ Castlefield Gallery – 29 May 2018, 18.30 – 20.30

The May Castlefield Gallery Associates session takes a look, from both sides of the lab bench, at artist/scientist co-operation. Jon Biddulph and Dave Griffiths will talk about their experience of working with astronomers, forensic archaeologists, microbiologists and nuclear scientists, and microbiologist Jo Verran will provide a scientist’s perspective on working with artists. This session is especially aimed at artists wanting to know how to go about working with scientists, and at scientists looking for creative links.

No prior experience of art-science collaboration needed, just an interest in exploring new options.

More information on the event here: https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/artists-and-scientists/

Any questions, please contact Jane at associates@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Posted on behalf of Jana Wendler, Course Unit Lecturer, Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

Science and Poetry – call for scientists to take part in Manchester Science Festival

As part of Manchester Science Festival 2017, we are looking to pair up a selection of Manchester-based scientists with local poets to develop a series of interdisciplinary performances. This is a really fun and engaging event that has sold out for the past two years, and which has been of great benefit to both the poets and the researchers that have been involved.

Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In terms of commitment, you would need to keep the following dates and times free:

  • Training Session @ Manchester Met – Saturday 23rd September; 11:00 – 15:00
  • Performance @ The Eagle Inn, Salford – Thursday 26th October; 19:00 – 22:00

If you would like to get involved this year, or if you have any questions then please do get in touch with me –  Sam Illingworth – email: S.Illingworth@mmu.ac.uk

Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University