Sentinel, part of Manchester Science Festival, is a multi-sensory performance of electronic music from composer Richard Evans (previously a keyboardist with James) and comes to Waterside, Sale this October.

The show explores our planet’s near-future through themes of climate change and forced migration, with each song accompanied by visualisations of real-world climate and refugee data from award-winning artistValentina D’Efilippo (co-author, The Infographic History of the World), and vocals by mezzo-soprano Olympia Hetherington, appearing courtesy of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Following the performance, three leading scientists will discuss the show’s themes in a panel talk, followed by a question and answer session. Dr Ed Hawkins (Principal Research Scientist in National Centre for Atmospheric Science), Professor David Robertson (Head of Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics, Centre for Virus Research) and Dr Joanne Pennock (Immunologist, University of Manchester), will look at climate change and migration and their wider impact on human evolution, both in the past and the future.

Sentinel is created by Richard Evans as part of the Aeon: Miracle smartphone app project. Richard states: “Sentinel is a creative response to climate change and forced migration, which are among the most urgent issues we face today. The show is about all our futures and we hope it will entertain and inspire.”

Sentinel is produced by Cold Star Media & Ric Michael, with kind support from Arts Council England.



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