Art and Science of Concert Hall and Opera House Design

Robert Harris

This talk will describe the how the sound of Bridgewater Hall, a 2400 seat symphonic concert hall, was created. Robert Harris, who was the principal acoustic designer for the hall, will explain how a unique and distinctive design was developed, drawing on established concert hall forms

30th March 2017, 7:00pm

In the Labyrinth: John Dee in Manchester

Michael Powell

John Dee (1527-1608) was one of Tudor England's most extraordinary and enigmatic figures both in his living years and after his death. Michael Powell will be looking at what survives in Manchester from Dee’s Wardenship,  his surviving books from Chetham’s Library and what makes his afterlife so extraordinary.

5th April 2017, 7:00pm

Powerhouse or Poorhouse: What is the future for the Arts in Manchester?

Panel Discussion chaired by Felicity Goodey

A panel discussion on the implications of the Northern Powerhouse on the city’s arts and culture.  This event, chaired by Felicity Goodey CBE, invites audience members to pose their own questions, drawing on the combined knowledge and experience of five of the region’s cultural leaders.

3rd May 2017, 7:00pm