Manchester Weekender: Wired: Brains at Night ft. Denis Jones and Wasp Video

Susie Stubbs

Manchester’s only night out when you come home smarter than when you set out.

Brains: The Mind as Matter is an exhibition that looks at the human brain from pretty much every scientific and artistic angle – or so we thought. For one night only, get closer to understanding grey matter with an after hours event at MOSI’s first ever contemporary science exhibition. Bring your friends, explore the exhibition, grab a cocktail and then compete in what must surely be Manchester’s brainiest quiz of the year – one where we will of course be asking the most intelligent of questions: does the brain really smell like cheese? Is it the same weight as a watermelon? Are we the most intelligent animals?

The Revolution Manchester gallery then forms the backdrop to the final part of the evening, as musicians Denis Jones and Wasp Video use MOSI’s multiple screen wall to present a unique sound and light experience, inspired by sounds and imagery from the brain. It is a unique opportunity to absorb the exhibition, and experience physical sounds and frequencies that are believed to have positive effects on brain function. Which must mean that this is Manchester’s only night out where you come home smarter than when you set out. MOSI, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, M3 4FP, 7pm-10pm (doors at 6.45pm), Thursday 10 October, £5/£7 on the door. Over 18s only. Click here to book.

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