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The experimental weekender at MOSI


Over this weekend, the Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating and de-mystifying the most famous material in to appear in Manchester since cotton.

Graphene is a revolutionary new discovery and this three day event, The Experimental Weekender, features a packed programme of live music, art, acrobatic stunts, science selfies, outdoor activities and more to bring the world’s first two dimensional material to life.

Tonight graphene gets the grown up treatment when the museum opens up its doors from 7pm for a free adult only evening, The Friday Night Experiment, with performances from Circus House Manchester, a professional troupe of acrobatic performers whose core strength and flexibility embodies the physical properties of graphene. Throughout the evening, visitors can experience and discover the abstract and curious world of material sciences through graphene inspired activities, from screen-printing, carbon close-ups, science selfies, beaded molecule making and a collective art project, the Great Wall of Graphene, plus the Graphene Suite, a six movement composition, inspired by the relationship between science and music.

Saturday and Sunday open up to the family. The museum’s monthly Pi: Platform for Investigation pops up for two consecutive days crammed with contemporary science fun and discovery. Performers from Circus House will be there too, and there's a chance for youngsters to contribute to the Great Wall of Graphene with their own work. Scientists from The University of Manchester will also be on hand to shed light on and demystify this new wonder material.