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Things to do next week

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Hull

Alien Sex Capsule is a multimedia, multi-sensory and immersive exhibition by British artist John Walter, exploring the relationship between visual culture and HIV today.

Until 29 Sept, Artlink (artlink.uk.net)

Manchester

Classical Uproar is a one-off dance music classics event with a 25 piece live orchestra conducted by Simon Robertshaw (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) and guest singers Alison Limerick (pictured), Luke Neptune and more besides.*

25 Aug, Gorton Monastery (thisisgorrilla.com) 

* Read a Q&A with Alison Limerick and a blog by Suddi Raval

Leeds

An all-day street party of music, food and festivities, South Bank Social will take over the Round Foundry area on Water Lane, part of Leeds’s South Bank.

26 Aug, South Bank (tiny.cc/ydotmy)

Sheffield

Using stunning puppetry, family show Dinosaur World introduces audiences to the lost island of Mundo De Los Lagartos Terribles, rumoured to be inhabited by dinosaurs that had escaped the mass extinction of the end of the Cretaceous period.

21-23 Aug, Lyceum Theatre (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)

Manchester

An exhibition exploring how to live well after a diagnosis of dementia, Beyond Dementia explores the lived experience of dementia, looking beyond the condition and highlighting the positives.

Until 17 Sept, Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester.ac.uk/whitworth) 

Leeds

Rising star in the indie folk scene, Arizona native Courtney Marie Andrews plays a string of dates in support of her breakout record Honest Life.

23 Aug, Brudenell Social Club (courtneymarieandrews.com) 

Liverpool

Families are invited to Out of This World, a space-themed activity taking inspiration from Tate exhibition Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry. It’s led by artist Antony Hall and you can drop in to make model spacescapes.

23-26 and 28 Aug, Tate Liverpool (tate.org.uk) 

Wakefield

The Collector Curates is an exhibition of 25 works selected by Tim Sayer MBE, who has been collecting art for more than 50 years and who has decided to leave his collection to the gallery. It includes Barbara Hepworth’s first lithograph, made in 1958.

Until 7 Jan, The Hepworth Wakefield (hepworthwakefield.org)

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