Something For The Weekend: Fri 11 – Sun 13 October

1. Play / Record – MDMArchive – Sun 13 October

Join us for a laid back afternoon of DJs, talks, and archiving as Manchester District Music Archive (MDMA) revisits the music, places and the people which have made the City’s unique music scene famous worldwide. Explore the music ephemera and artefacts from yesteryear in the exhibition Defining me: Musical Adventures in Manchester. Listen to a live set by DJ and author John McCready and talks by industry designers PIN. Bring in your tickets, album covers, posters, bootleg recordings, autographs and clothes to be discussed in a special MDMA version of the Antiques Roadshow, scan it for the online archive and record your own story.

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2. The Disappearance of Sadie Jones – Fri 11 & Sat 12 October

Sadie Jones wants to disappear. She walks a tightrope between reality and imagination; a chaos of words and silence. Sadie leads her lover and her sister into the strange landscape of her unconscious where speech sounds like music, buying apples is a lesson in absurdism and she see words etched into her own skeleton.

The Disappearance of Sadie Jones is a unique blend of language, image and physicality, inspired by the ideas of August Strindberg and companies such as Frantic Assembly.

‘Silva uses techniques like cut-up and collage, sound poetry and physical theatre to create something that’s unique but nods to older forms like shamanism, pre-religious ceremonies, Dadaism and the kind of games that children play with language.’ BBC Radio 3, The Verb

‘This brave and powerful play confirms Hannah Silva as a truly original voice.’ * * * * Exeunt magazine

3. The Comedy Network – Sun 13 October

The Lowry launches its very own monthly comedy club – a chance to see tomorrow’s stars before they’re famous.

Within the last few years the Lowry Studio has launched the careers of people like Micky Flanagan, John Bishop and Russell Howard

Round off your weekend with a drink in the bar and join regular host Hayley Ellis as she introduces some of the brightest new stars in the comedy firmament, this month features Dan Thomas and Phil Wang.

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