Nocturnal City: London-Manchester with Nik Void & More

  • The last event in the Nocturnal City series explores the London – Manchester interplay with an evening of panels, installations and music performances curated by Studios resident Estela Oliva. With an influential past in the club scene, Manchester emerges as one of London’s most equipped cultural counterparts. But how can the two cities learn from each other to ensure alternative scenes continue to flourish outside the mainstream? This event opens a cultural exchange between both cities to explore common grounds and discuss opportunities. It invites participants to share ideas for making night spaces safer, and to question the future of nightlife. The event features a special music programme curated in collaboration with Nik Void (Factory Floor, Carter Tutti Void) introducing new artists from both cities. Nocturnal City is a series of events running throughout 2017 exploring the state of nightlife and its influence. By connecting discussions in London with other world cities, the series explores how urban hubs and communities can learn from each other to create new cultural standards. From algorithmic dance parties to all-female techno collectives, the first virtual nightclubs to the queer club kids and their audacious fashion; a celebration of the scenes, the sounds and the first tube home. The line-up features: [MUSIC] 19.30-00.00 + Afrodeutsche (DJ set) + LOFT (Live) + Flora Yin-Wong (Live) + Nik Void (Live) + Sophie Coletta (DJ Set) [CONVERSATIONS] 16.30-17.45 / NEW SPACES / Transgressing Structures, Making Safer Spaces. Moderator: Sapphire McIntosh (founder of Resis’Dance, actor and writer) with Amanda Maxwell (Boiler Room), Chloe Pensavalle (co-founder at Club C I T S, founder at Annex Agency), Under One Roof by Meat Free (Alice Woods) and UNITI (Englesia). 18.00-19.30 / CITY FUTURES / Reimagining Nocturnal Cities Moderated by Dr Toby Heys (Reader in Digital Media, Leader of the Future Technologies research centre at Manchester School of Art) with Shereen Perera (Co-Director at Video Jam, Producer at GRRRL), LoneLady, Liam Young (Speculative Architect, Filmmaker) and Rachael Williams (Programmer at Five Miles, Rye Wax). [INSTALLATIONS] 16.00-23.00 Liam Young, Hyphen-Labs and Clon. _ Special Thanks: Tom Higham, Harry Murdoch, Conor Thomas, Ana Quiroga, Giulia Ferrazzi. Nocturnal City is commissioned by Somerset House, and curated by Studios resident Estela Oliva. Full programme and tickets:
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