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An after-hours adults-only event is coming to the Science and Industry Museum Manchester, The Manc

An after-hours adults-only event is coming to the Science and Industry Museum Manchester

Amazônia: Late has been inspired by Sebastião Salgado’s breathtaking photography exhibition.

The Science and Industry Museum will be throwing open its doors for a very special after-hours evening next month.

The adults-only Amazônia: Late has been inspired by Sebastião Salgado’s breathtaking photography exhibition, which is currently in place in the museum’s award-winning Special Exhibitions Gallery.

Visitors will be able to celebrate the Amazon region in an evening filled with creative activities, demos, music and special events.

It will take people on a journey of discovery around Amazonia, exploring how scientists are tackling the challenges facing this immense ecosystem – and the mark that’s leaving on the people who live there.

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MetMunch will be on hand serving up a taste of the Amazon rainforest, while Peruvian-born musician Tocha will be performing.

You’ll also be able to speak to world-leading experts from the University of Salford to learn how satellite technology is used by the European Space Agency to track forest biomass and changes across Amazonia.

Read more: International photography exhibition Amazônia opens at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum

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Some of the activities at Amazônia: Late have been developed with Festival Brazil Footprint 00, highlights of which include the UK premiere of THEMÔNIAS (a series of four short films) and Amazônia Mapping (a newly-commissioned audio-visual artwork by Roberta Carvalho).

There’ll also be a display of personal objects, crafts and contemporary sustainable designs made in the region, all of which highlight the importance of ‘making’ within spiritual and economic prosperity.

An after-hours adults-only event is coming to the Science and Industry Museum Manchester, The Manc
The adults-only Amazônia: Late has been inspired by Sebastião Salgado’s breathtaking photography exhibition / Credit: The Science Museum Group

The acclaimed exhibition Amazônia will also be open throughout the evening, bringing together more than 200 powerful black-and-white photographs, interviews with indigenous leaders, and a soundtrack evoking the sounds of the forest by renowned composer Jean-Michel Jarre.

It’s the first UK exhibition of this scale outside of London for over 20 years from the world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

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Salgado worked in the Amazon for seven years with 12 different indigenous communities to create the exhibition, capturing photographs that show a forest on a crucial tipping point in the fight against climate change.

You can book your ticket for the Late – and remember to add on your free Amazônia ticket too – through Science and Industry Museum’s website here, or by calling 033 0058 0058.

Featured Image – The Science Museum Group

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