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Click on dates in the calendar to find out about events and activities at the Engine House; details of each event are listed underneath.

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Concert: Apartment HouseTuesday, July 5th, 2016, 8:00 pm | £8/£6

Supersonic zeitgeisters Apartment House celebrate the end of their 20th Year with a typically eclectic programme featuring composer Vitalija Glovackyte’s Sound and Music Embedded commission We Are For A While. Created from the recycled debris of found instruments and lo-fi technology, combined with pre-existing material from 20 composers/performers, this sprawling new work is all bound together with live lighting created by the experimental visual artist Sarah Hill. The other works in the programme feature composers Gavin Bryars, Perotin the Great, Joseph Kudirka and Amnon Wolman, fusing weird takes on 12th century French polyphony, the psychology of toys, 21st century music and the deprived gorgeousness of listening to pop songs.  Tickets £8/£6 from here or on the door.

Greater Manchester Fringe: Climbing UphillSaturday, July 9th, 2016, 8:00 pm | £10 / £7.50 concs

When Jenny Carson, Liz Humphries and Jonathan Ainscough arrived at the Royal Northern College of Music as fresh-faced postgraduates in Vocal Studies, they could barely imagine the day when they would emerge again, ready to take the world by storm as professional singers... Now that day has come and gone, they're mildly alarmed to find it's all a little bit more of an uphill struggle than they bargained for! Newly-expanded from last year's sell-out Fringe debut, and featuring solos, duets and trios from a range of Broadway musicals - including 'A Chorus Line', 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and 'Company' - this revue-style concert takes a heartfelt and hilarious look at the highs and lows of life after music college. Buy now.

Juneau Projects: Animal Spirit Thursday, July 21st, 2016, 6:30 pm | FREE

The artist duo Juneau Projects launch a new post-apocalyptic themed book, Animal Spirits. The book tells the story of a group of survivors who, following a global technological disaster, have founded an arts and craft community within the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. With the internet, television and other media no longer dominating people's time, the community members work together to find creative methods and means of surviving using the skills they each have. The story chronicles the arrival of a curator from Coniston in the Lake District, whose ideas and ambitions create disturbances in the apparent harmony of the community. Animal Spirits is an ambitious project that looks at the importance of creativity and the manner in which artists and crafts people’s roles and positions shift in tandem with technological development. The project has been made possible through the financial support of Berwick Visual Arts, Arts Council England, and Grizedale Arts. Free entry. sign up now.