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Things to do next week

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Manchester

TV presenter Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks, editor of the New Scientist, present a live edition of the Science(ish) Podcast, a popular look at the science lurking within the scripts of famous films.

10 Dec, Science and Industry Museum (scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk) 

Leeds

The release of You’re In My Heart, Rod Stewart’s album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, coincides with the continuation of his biggest UK tour ever in celebration of 50 years as a solo artist. 

11 Dec, Leeds Direct Arena (rodstewart.com) 

Blackpool

A Trick of the Light is an exhibition bringing together an international group of contemporary artists whose works cast shadows, conjure illusions and bring the inanimate to life.

Until 14 Dec, Grundy Art Gallery (grundyartgallery.com) 

Salford

Lightwaves is a free interactive light festival showcasing digital art and illuminating public spaces for 10 days. It includes Light Orchestra, in which visitors become conductors, moving their arms to direct a symphony of light and music.

6-15 Dec, Salford Quays (quaysculture.com)

Bradford

Returning after 2018’s sell-out live pilot screenings around the UK, the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture is given by renowned mathematician, TV and radio personality Dr Hannah Fry on the big screen.

12 Dec, National Science and Media Museum (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk)

Liverpool

Ian Prowse, formerly of Pele and now Amsterdam, presents his annual Christmas show with a 15 piece band, supported by the Supernaturals.  

14 Dec, O2 Academy (amsterdam-music.com) 

York

London four-piece Childcare’s The Sabi tour comes to the north as part of their Get Well Soon campaign. Attendees can expect a mixture of mindful eating, yogic breathing and mass meditation alongside the band’s usual collection of leftfield softcore psych performances.

9 Dec, Fulford Arms (getwellsoon.org.uk)

Liverpool

Sacramento’s Hobo Johnson brings his genre-defying mix of spoken word poetry, punk, folk and rap, backed by his band The Lovemakers, on a UK tour.

13 Dec, Olympia (hobojohnson.com) 

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