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Nowgen’s Our Kid Events for Manchester Science Festival.

02 Oct 2008

Healthcare exhibition and events during October and November.


Our Kid: Medical Manchester | 1948 - 2008

‘Our Kid’ is a 7ft high steel sculpture in human form and the centerpiece of an innovative, new multimedia exhibition that charts changes in healthcare over the last 60 years. It marks the anniversary of the announcement in Manchester of the founding of the NHS.

The figure is embedded with digital screens packed with information, interviews with experts, original Public Service broadcasts and forward-looking films made by local young people. Together they tell the stories behind the changing face of healthcare, the vital contribution made by research and the breakthroughs that came out of Manchester.

Alongside the installation will be a new graphic novel on display for the first time. ‘Alisa's Tale: a short story’, by acclaimed artist Al Davison, tells the story of a young woman with a genetic condition, in a witty, original and refreshingly honest look at dwarfism. 

22 October – 29 November 2008 at Manchester Central Library

Opening Times:

  • Monday - Thursday 9am – 8pm
  • Friday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sundays - CLOSED


Other events associated with the exhibition include:

60 years of progress: Leukaemia

27 October 2008, 12.15 - 1.30pm at The Nowgen Centre
FREE ADMISSION - booking advised
Lunch provided

Manchester: Giving birth to IVF

28 October 2008, 12.15 - 1.30pm at The Manchester Museum - Kanaris Theatre
FREE ADMISSION - booking advised
Lunch provided

No jab, no school: When should the state dictate our health decisions?

28 October 2008, 6 - 8.30pm, at URBIS
FREE ADMISSION - booking advised
Drinks and light refreshments from 6pm
Bar open from 8.30pm

Tuberculosis: An unwelcome return

29 October 2008, 12.15 - 1.30pm at The Nowgen Centre
FREE ADMISSION - booking advised
Lunch provided


To book or to find out more about any of the above events: