Events in October–November 2019
- Greater Manchester Skeptics Society present: Caroline Ward: Fantastic Beasts and Why to Conserve Them
Greater Manchester Skeptics Society present: Caroline Ward: Fantastic Beasts and Why to Conserve Them
Conservation can be magical. Literally. And this complicates things. That is why protesters in Iceland will blockade road building projects which threaten the habitat of the endemic Icelandic elf. And why in some parts of Ethiopia people will protect Hyenas because they eat evil spirits. And why Caribbean owls are endangered because people persecute them because they are witches.
Dr Caroline Ward of the University of Leeds will explore how beliefs in magic can endanger but also protect species, with important real world impacts. She'll show how this produces complex ethical and practical dilemmas for conservation, and talk about solutions.
- No Matter
No MatterNo Matter presents New Matter feat. Bhanu Kapil, Callie Gardner, Sarah Crewe & Sascha Aurora AkhtarNo Matter is an experimental poetry & performance series. This year, No Matter has funding from Arts Council England to commission six new pieces of work, which will be performed bi-monthly alongside exciting readings and performances. This event is the fourth in our series of commissions, and will feature new work by Bhanu Kapil. Kapil is the author of 5 published works including Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015), & her work develops the intersections of poetry, performance, prose and embodiment to explore memory, trauma, racial and gendered violence, and personal and cultural histories. For more: https://nomatterpoetry.com/This event is free and unticketed
- Bright Club: Unsolved
Bright Club: Unsolved
Our next show will be the last of 2019 so we plan to go out with a big finish. Bright Club will be asking researchers to answer unsolved questions about their interests.
Doors open at 7:30. Show start at 8:00.
Tickets £5 on the door