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Close Encounters

Close Encounters

Arts, technology and the science of ideas. Tomorrow's world, today. There will be a full weekend of fascinating mind-expanding talks from best-selling authors and award-winning academics, covering everything from how to eat in the future to how the brain make us laugh and the science of magic and mindfulness. Highlights include an afternoon of discussions on the rise of Fake News, with leading journalists and politicians discussing whether the increasing trend in our post-truth, post-Trump world threatens democracy itself; and The Dark Web - a magical mystery tour around the darker side of the internet, where anyone can operate under a cloak of anonymity, and why we should care what happens there, hosted by Geoff White, head of Tech for Channel 4.

Full arts and culture line-up will be announced soon...

Profiles
Stages
The Lovell Stage
Orbit
Nebula
Roots
Mission Control
Space Pavilion
Star Pavilion
Contact
DotTalks
Close Encounters
Stargazing
The Star Field
Planet Field
Miracoco Luminarium - Architects of Air
The G'Astronomy Village
Micro Brewing & Real Ale Festival
Mixology
The Arboretum
Family Encounters
Planetarium
The Outer Space
  • Ovo
  • Ticketline
  • Arts
  • Manchester
  • Attitude is Everything
  • Higgidy
  • Blue Moon