Less and More: Rethinking Resources
Manchester, Wednesday 30 March - Saturday 2 April
FutureEverything, Manchester’s prestigious city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ returns from Wednesday 30 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 with the theme ‘Less and More’. Combining a large-scale cultural event – encompassing art, music and discussion – with new technology and playful social experiments, FutureEverything is a festival of art, ideas and invention casting an eye to the future.
A two-day conference for over 700 delegates from around the world will feature some of the most eminent practitioners and thinkers from the arenas of design, urbanism, art and academia, as well as a packed programme of workshops and fringe events. Subjects for discussion range from new materials for life and the creation of lab-grown meat, to how grassroots initiatives can change urban environments.
Less is more FutureEverything 2016 Conference / Addie Wagenknecht / Alice Bell / Andy Miah / Abi Aspen Glencross / Carlo Buontempo / Darius Kazemi / David Cranmer / Ed Carter / Hannah Redler / Lydia Nicholas / Madeline Ashby / Mathew Leung (Assemble) / Moritz Stefaner / Maral Pourkazemi / Sarah Kember / Stefanie Posavec / more TBA
Thursday 31st March / Friday 1st April / Manchester Town Hall (FREE for Festival Pass holders or £80 1 day conference)
Contemporary and new media artworks and performances will appear at venues across the city as part of the festival.
Smoke Signals / Ed Carter and David Cranmer / Thursday 31 Mar - Sat 2 April / 10am - 6pm / International Anthony Burgess Foundation / FREE
Project Ukko Showcase / Moritz Stefaner / Thursday 31 Mar - Friday 1 Apr / 9am - 5pm / Manchester Town Hall / FREE
Gazelle Twin: Kingdom Come - An Audio-Visual Performance for Two Vocalists / Gazelle Twin Chris Turner & Tash Tung / Thursday 31 Mar / 7.30pm / Manchester Art Gallery / Limited capacity, first come first served. FREE
The Corridor / Andy Hodson & Seed Studios / Thursday 31 Mar - Sat 2 April / 9am - 5pm (available online 24/7) / Manchester Central Library / FREE
The Corridor Workshop / blueSCI and Seed Studios / Thursday 31 Mar / 1pm - 5pm / Manchester Central Library / FREE
The city-wide live music and performance programme will present work from across the spectrum of contemporary instrumental, electronic and experimental music.
Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh presented by Islington Mill & FutureEverything / Thursday 31 Mar / 7.30pm-11pm / Islington Mill / FREE for Festival Pass holders or £12 in adv. from Ticketline
Reagenz Live + Soup Kitchen djs presented by Soup Kitchen & FutureEverything / Thursday 31 Mar / 9PM-3AM / Soup Kitchen / Limited capacity, first come first served. FREE for Festival Pass holders or £10 in adv. from Ticketline
Errorsmith, Nidia Minaj, Nkisi, Acre, Croww & Crono Hotmas presented by Annex Agency, Fiktion, P13 & FutureEverything / Friday 1 Apr / 9pm - 6am / Islington Mill / FREE for Festival Pass holders or £10 in adv. from Ticketline
Babble presented by Breeze Creatives and FutureEverything / Saturday 2 April / 3pm - 6pm workshop, 7pm - 1am performance and party / Islington Mill / FREE
Northern Electronics Showcase featuring Abdulla Rashim and Varg Live presented by meandyou and FutureEverything / Saturday 2 Apr / 10pm-4am / Soup Kitchen / Limited capacity, first come first served. FREE for Festival Pass holders or £10 in adv. from Ticketline
Passes for FutureEverything festival are now on sale. Conference only tickets and day tickets are available from just £80 with a full festival pass priced at £180, conc. £75. More information at futureeverything.org