Futuresonic Light Night
Managed to get out of the office this afternoon out and about today to actually see some art. First stop was to see some of the Future Everything festival and the Manchester Modernist's Tour of old K6 red telephone boxes finishing up at the Museum of Science and Industry with a sound art installation in one of them by Ailis Ni Rian. Then a quick stop to catch CU exhibition in Copperfaced Jacks pub underneath the Palace Hotel which turned out to be a great setting.
Next up was a train to Liverpool for their Light Night when galleries and other cultural venues stay open late. We fueled up at the vegetarian Egg Cafe, home of such vegan treats as tandori mushrooms! I'm not the biggest fan of everything on their menu but the mushrooms are always a winner, the cake selection is great and it has a good atmosphere.
From there it was the Toulouse Lautrec preview at the Walker Art Gallery. And finally an interesting, funny and self indulgent yet clever comedy show at the Bluecoat, Kim Noble Must Die. The Bluecoat also had a craft fair in the courtyard and I treated myself to a lovely doily embroidered with magpies by Lianne Mellor.