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EVENT : July 23, 2016 — July 29, 2016.

Make Design Grow! Free Kids Workshops

Part of Manchester: Science in the City

Saturday 23 & Monday 25 – Friday 29 July, 11am – 5pm daily

Young scientists are invited to combine their growing and design skills to make clothes and accessories for their own paper man!

In our current exhibition ‘Biological Atelier: The Showroom’, artist Amy Congdon considers a future in which materials are grown, not made – fashioned from cells, not fabric. She questions whether our bodies will one day be capable of growing seasonal jewellery.

We’re inviting young scientists to make their own ‘biological textiles’ using seeds. There will be a chance to look at how different environments affect their growth and consider whether this could be the future of how our clothes are made.

All ages welcome – we’ll be on hand to help out with ideas and tricky bits.

Mini-scientists will be able to take their designs home and watch them grow!

The workshops are free, and no booking is required. Workshops are in our ground floor (accessible) workshop room, space2.

These workshops will take place alongside the Fabric of Research exhibition in conjunction with Cancer Research UK, as part of Manchester’s Science in the City festival.

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