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NEWS 16th January 2017

World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

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Music and the Arts

Bridgewater HallFamous for its numerous concert and live music venues, along with the UK’s best repertory theatre scene outside of London, Manchester is a regional centre for music and the performing arts.

Music

Manchester has something on offer for every kind of music fan. The variety of concert venues range from the Manchester  Arena (Europe’s busiest indoor concert venue), the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester Central to more intimate venues such as the Manchester Apollo and Night and Day.

There is also a vast range of classical concerts to choose from, from the Hallé Orchestra based at the architecturally stunning Bridgewater Hall, the Manchester Camerata at the Royal Northern College of Music and the BBC’s Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Performing Arts

Greater Manchester is home to no fewer then thirteen theatres, creating the UK’s best repertory theatre scene outside London. Top touring companies come from far and wide to perform at Manchester’s wide range of venues, including the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Opera House and the Palace Theatre.

Across the city region local theatres offer a wide range of entertainments, from performances by touring companies to local amateur dramatic societies.

Live comedy fans are in for a treat as well; they can visit the only Comedy Store outside London, based at Deansgate Locks, or the Frog and Bucket comedy club in the Northern Quarter.

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