EVENT : October 24, 2016 — October 29, 2016.
Scientific Studios: part of Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival 2016
Part laboratory. Part playground.
Manchester Science Festival invites visitors to come out and play, create and experiment with science at hundreds of events, exhibitions and experiences across Greater Manchester.
What makes our plates safe to eat from? How do you go from a sheep to a scarf? How does a sheet of metal become a spoon?
Here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre we’ll be turning our studios into design laboratories and inviting the public to get up close and personal with the chemical reactions and scientific elements which enable our makers to make and design their contemporary craft products.
We’ll be exploring a different material each day in our workshop space, and giving you the chance to put on your investigative hats and consider the melting points, material make ups, and technologies which designers balance every day when making their products. Inquisitive visitors will get hands on with metal, glass, ceramics, textiles, plastics and ink – understanding how design and science can’t live without each other.
This is a fantastic opportunity to consider how products are made, get inspired and realise that science can be creative, fun, and messy!
Free drop-in, 2-5pm daily, suitable for all ages.
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