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Events this Saturday at The Manchester Museum

07 Jun 2011

Big Saturday, Conservation and Sustainability talk and Student social and allotment party


Conservation and sustainability talks
Every Saturday between Saturday 7 May and Saturday 11 June

Did pre-historic hunters live in balance with nature or over exploit their resources? How can we make sure our current food resources, such as fishing, are harvested sustainably? Join museum and university experts along with 6 objects from the Museum’s collection to explore the history of sustainability and how we might become more sustainable.

Saturday 11 June / 2-3pm: Spending to save

What do we know about the current balance between economy and nature? Johan Oldekop, The University of Manchester, will discuss the interaction between money and credit as we struggle to protect biodiversity.

Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children


Big Saturday
Saturday 11 June / 11am-4pm
Journey to the West

The classic Chinese fantasy novel Journey to the West is loosely based on a journey made by a Buddhist Monk, in the 7th Century in search of Buddhist scriptures. The Monk has three powerful disciples who protect him on his journey, during which they encounter and overcome several monsters and demons. Encounter some of these monsters, handle objects, make a shadow puppet and more. Part of our CHINA: JOURNEY TO THE EAST exhibition.

Most activities are free and drop-in. Some activities may need to be booked on the day and may cost up to £1.50. All ages


Saturday 11 June / 12-9pm
Student social and allotment party

  • 12-4pm: Student allotment party
  • 6-9pm: Student social

All students are invited to our biodiverse student allotment party with live music and workshops to celebrate the Museum's new allotment. Or come along 6-9pm for a student social - a late night opening with music, workshops, biodiversity and refreshments to celebrate our new Living Worlds gallery.

Drop-in, free, students (all students welcome)

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