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Events and Exhibitions

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Syzygy, The Lowry, until 17 July
When it's 3pm in London and 10am in New York, have you ever wondered what time it is on Mars? Your satnav knew it was 160 miles to London. Did it know it was 160 million miles to Venus? How different would 'Moonlight Sonata' sound if had been sent in to space and reflected from the surface of the Moon itself? Katie Paterson, one of Britain's most talented and sought-after young artists, explores our place in the Universe and the Earth's relationship with myriad other celestial bodies through a series of compelling and thought-provoking installations and art works. In her largest solo exhibition to date - that features new commissions alongside some of her most famous art works - Paterson's poetic and far-reaching vision encourages us to ponder our infinitesimal existence in a Universe so vast and beautiful that it is literally breath-taking. A winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award and now exhibiting around the world, Katie Paterson is one of the most talented artists of her generation.

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Take me back to Manchester,
Manchester Museum, 1 April - 1 September
'Take me back to Manchester' includes a series of illustrations by Oliver, combining historical events with his own reflections on the journey, exhibited around the mounted skeleton of Maharajah.

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National Football Museum (1966: Still Gleaming),
25 June - 31 January 2017
It's 50 years since England won the World Cup. With rare objects (including the ball that crossed the line), interviews and memories from the players and the fans, discover just what made 1966 England's best ever year!

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Mighty Walzer, Royal Exchange Theatre,
30 June - 30 July
From the ping-pong tables of a Manchester social club to the quiet contemplation of University, Simon Bent's impressive new adaptation of Howard Jacobson's THE MIGHTY WALZER premieres.

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Manchester Jazz Festival,
Albert Square, 22 - 31 July
mjf welcomes thousands of visitors to the Festival site in Albert Square alone, with hundreds more listeners at the various other concerts and venues throughout the festival. In 2016, mjf celebrates its 21st festival.

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