Sat 8 June, 9:30am - 10:30pm

Location: School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University / HOME

Event Type: In-person

Price: Free, booking essential


Researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met present a day of public talks and workshops on music and sound heritages, followed by a night time music and performance event.

Both the daytime activities and the evening gig will explore how music, sound and sonic experiences constantly interweave with both time and place: creating emotions, evoking memories and bonding us into many different kinds of community.

This event is supported by AHEAD – Arts & Humanities Engagement and Dialogue, Manchester Met’s Engagement Programme for making a positive impact through research

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10.00am – 11.30am at SODA

Session One: Alternative Voices (Round Table Discussion)

Presented by the Contemporary Intimacies, Genders and Sexualities (CIGS) Research Group:

Led by: Dr Susan O’Shea and Professor Kirsty Fairclough

11.45am – 1.15pm

Session Two: 40 Years of the Manchester Studies Oral History Collection

Presented by Manchster Centre for Public History and Heritage (MCPHH)

Led by: Dr Ben Edwards

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Session Three: Paranormal Manchester

Presented by DⱯRK Research Group

Led by: Dr Julian Holloway

3.45pm – 5.15pm

Session Four: Intangible Heritage in Place

Presented by the Heritage Impact Network (HIN)

Led by: Dr Johnathan Djabarouti


HOME,  2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN

Following the day sessions at SODA, please join us in the events space at HOME for an evening of performance linked to our themes.

Presented by the DⱯRK Research Group and the Music and Sonic Studies Research group (MASS) at Manchester Metropolitan University

This evening performance will showcase the soundscapes and research-influenced music being created by PhD students and staff.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential, please reserve your place here.