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odd couplings & musical mayhem A one night, city wide social. A mix of odd couplings and musical mayhem. A host of curious events at every turn. It’s Museums at Night. It’s Manchester After Hours. It’s madness and it’s (mainly) free. What’s on when? Use this to create your own itinerary, whether you are out for the night or just have an hour or so to fill. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES Twitter: #mcrafterhours Facebook: Manchester After Hours 2015

Manchester After Hours is part of Museums at Night, a nationwide festival. Manchester After Hours is coordinated by Creative Tourist (with special thanks to Rivca Burns). It wouldn’t be possible without the involvement and support of Manchester’s cultural venues, arts organisations, creative producers and all of their generous and many funders and supporters. We salute and thank you all.

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2. Urbansuite Furniture and Art Exhibition A new exhibition showcasing independent designer/ makers working in furniture, lighting and wall art with music, drinks and nibbles. 5.30pm — 9.30pm, Urbansuite, 2 New George St / Free @urbansuitehome 3. Hey! Manchester Secret Gigs Take a tour around Chetham’s medieval library as some of Hey! Manchester’s favourite musicians give one-off acoustic gigs in the nooks and crannies. Performances at 5.30pm and 8pm, Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate / Free, advance tickets only @heymanchester 4. Open Recording Session with Debt Records Artists from the Debt Records roster record a song across the evening, which will be mixed and mastered overnight and released the following morning. 5.30pm — 7.30pm, Henry Watson Music Library, Central Library, St Peter’s Square / Free @debtrecords 5. Islington Mill Label Showcase A series of debut live performances from JC Decaux, Carriers & Joseph Lawrence Quimby, with record label stalls and an exhibition of work from the many visual artists who live and work at Islington Mill. 5.30pm — 7.30pm, Performance Space, Central Library, St Peter’s Square / Free, performance times at 5.50pm, 6.30pm & 7.10pm / @islingtonmill 6. Broke Collective at Manchester Art Gallery What does design mean to you? Join students from MMU’s Department of Interactive Arts, for drawing, collage, sculpture, quilt making and conversation inspired by the exhibitions. 5.30 — 9.00pm, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street / Free @mcrartgallery 7. Late at Portico Library If you have never braved it up the stairs to the see the book-lined reading room at The Portico you are in for a treat. Tonight it is staying open late so you can pop by for a nosey and chat. 5.30 — 9.00pm, Portico Library, Mosley Street / Free @ThePortico

8. Brighter Sound and A Fine Line Amidst museum collections, vocal sculptor Jason Singh and virtuoso guitarist Guiliano Modarelli perform a sonic account of their time spent in the company of India’s Warli painters. 6 — 9pm, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road / Free, performances at 6.45pm and at 7.45pm @McrMuseum @BrighterSound 9. Paint & Performance BBC Get Creative painting workshops are inspired by live musical scores. Watch a live performance-drawing, or just enjoy ten free exhibitions. 6 — 9pm, The Whitworth, Oxford Road / Free @whitworthart #bbcgetcreative 10. Unit X Unit X is the annual student talent showcase from Manchester School of Art. Exhibitions, installations and interventions throughout the building – with an art and music bus parked up outside. 6 — 9pm, Federation House, Balloon St / Free @ProjectUnitX 11. Mesmerised A new exhibition by Rosie Booth, alongside open studios, meet the makers and interactive outdoor artwork. All sound-tracked by music from local label Super Smash Hit Records. 6pm — 9pm, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street / Free @ManchesterCraft 12. Freds at Night Hurrah, Freds at Night is back with creative collaborations, photobooth mugshots, Risograph zines and live painting. 6pm — 8pm, Fred Aldous, 37 Lever Street / Free @fredaldous 13. Cross Stitch at Matt and Phreds Katherine Beefheart’s cross stitch/embroidery workshop, with happy hour cocktails and pizza. 6pm — 8pm, Matt & Phreds, 64 Tib Street / Free but ticketed. Call 0161 839 7187 @Mattandphreds 14. Burlesque at Comme Ca Art And after the cross-stitch, head over to the second half of this partner event - a burlesque showcase with Cherie Bebe. 6pm — 9pm, Comme Ca Art, 42 Edge St / Free but ticketed. Call 0161 839 7187 @comeseecommeca 15. Monsters of the Deep An unforgettable experience of the weird and the wonderful in the depths of Hatter’s Hold Fast Bar. 6pm — 8pm, Hold Fast, 50 Newton St / Free @holdfastbar

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F ROM 6P M ( C ONT: ) 16. The Bizarre Summer launch party Meet the owners of 10 local, independent fashion labels and peruse brand new summer collections, plus a DJ to keep your ears entertained. 6pm — 9pm, The Bizarre, 10 Hilton Street / Free @TheBizarreMANC 17. Video Jam Video Jam’s latest sensory experience features moving images, live music and the looms, engines and spinning mules of the museum’s textiles gallery. Live performances from The Aleph, Miles Halpin & Jack Sheen. 6.30 — 10pm, Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road / Free, performance times 7 — 8pm and 9 — 10pm. @VideoJamManc / @voiceofmosi F ROM 7P M 18. Politics Pub Quiz Join People’s History Museum down the pub to deconstruct the election, debate real politics with real people and take the political geek quiz. Special political cocktails and a DJ ‘til late. 7 — 9pm, The Font, 7-9 New Wakefield Street / Free @PHMMcr / @TheFontMCR 19. Deathless Love: Li Binyuan performance Watch Li Binyuan’s demanding, debut UK performance of Deathless Love, manually smashing 250 hammers to a concrete plinth as part of his exhibition Social Behaviours. 7pm, CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas Street / Free @CFCCA_UK 20. Jazz Love Festival Simon Tonkinson shares some of his finest jazz vinyl selections and Crystal Kershaw runs her Love Letter Workshop, plus hot and steamy food from the Deep South. 7pm, Eastern Bloc Records & Café, 5A Stevenson Square / Free, workshop at 8.30pm, donation £5 @easternbloc1985 21. A conversation with Sir Andrew Motion The former Poet Laureate performs a new work marking the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and VJ Day. Plus ‘An All-Encompassing Light’, a short film in which a Hiroshima resident tells a secret kept for decades. 7.30pm — 9.00pm, IWMNorth, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Rd / £6 from Quay Tickets @IWMNorth @motionandrew 22. Season’s Eatings Supper Club The exceptionally talented chef duo that make up Season’s Eatings host a special, one-off supper club at the lovely shop-cum-café Fig & Sparrow.  7.30pm, Fig & Sparrow, Oldham Street, advance tickets only @figsparrow @seasonseatmcr

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23. Jesse Malin +guests Jesse Malin’s latest album New York Before the War (One Little Indian) is a hymn to hold onto what’s worthwhile as so many forces conspire to sweep it away. 8pm, Night & Day, Oldham Street / £12 @nightanddaycafe F ROM 9 P M 24. Hit the Streets A-top of the NCP multi-storey car park, musicians, choirs, street performers and brass bands deliver a pumping finale to the Northern Quarter’s proceedings. Not to be missed. 9pm, NCP, Church Street / Free, some access restrictions @nqafterdark 25. Sessions with Earl Gateshead (Trojan Soundsystem) Legendary reggae selector Earl Gateshead of Trojan Sound takes to the decks at Cane & Grain for a one off rare session. 9pm, Cane & Grain, 49-51 Thomas St / £6 @caneandgrain 26. Islington Mill Label Showcase & After Hours After Party It’s all round to Islington Mill for an after party where Mill musicians, bands and labels collaborate with artists, technicians and DJs. 9pm — 2am, Islington Mill, James St / Free @islingtonmill JOINING IT ALL UP ACROSS THE CITY Bad Language Live Literature Tour Live literature supremos Bad Language lead a one-off live storytelling tour at three special locations. Choose one or process through the city to hear all six tales. 6 — 6.30pm Manchester Museum, Oxford Road / Free 6.45 — 7.15pm Central Library, St Peters Square / Free 8 — 8.30pm Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road / Free @BadLanguageMcr Drum Machine Keep a look out for Drum Machine, a 15 strong ensemble making urban drum music on traditional samba instruments. Their sound will accompany your journey from venue to venue as they soundtrack the city. 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

All Saints Park, Grosvenor Square / Free St Peters Square / Free Piccadilly Gardens / Free

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Manchester After Hours is a one night, city wide social. A mix of odd couplings and musical mayhem. A host of curious events at every turn....

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Manchester After Hours is a one night, city wide social. A mix of odd couplings and musical mayhem. A host of curious events at every turn....

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