2022NQ becomes home to the Un-establishment from Friday 12th October through Thursday 18th October with a series of free events showcasing creativity, all washed down with Kopparberg cider!
The ün-establishment celebrates DIY culture and showcases creativity with the UK’s finest convention-prodding talent through a series of FREE workshops, exhibitions, screenings and talks. Join in, be inspired and create. It’s all free – except the hotdogs and coffee!
If any of the events catch your eye and you fancy attending, click the button and then click attend on the Facebook event, simple! There are some events where spaces are limited so you need to send an email too, and of course space is limited so just because you’ve clicked that you are attending doesn’t guarantee you a space, so get there in plenty of time too.
Stitches & Hos
Stitches & Hos began life in 2005 when Sara Fowles, Pip McKnight, Juliet Rayment and Bobbie Dubber were sipping in their local pub and decided to answer the question ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if people were knitting in here?’ Since then Stiches and Hos have been found creating soft chaos and dropping stiches at all kinds of events. Especially for The Un-establishment Stiches and Hos will be hosting workshops on Friday and Saturday to welcome you to the world of knitting. They will be yarn bombing on Friday 12th followed by their knitting surgery on Saturday 13th. They will be available to help and answer all your knitting queries. Be prepared to create your very own woolen masterpieces. www.stitchesandhos.co.uk
Friday 12th October / 7pm / FREE Stiches & Hos Event
Resident Advisor Exchange with EATS EVERYTHING
Resident Advisor’s Exchange is a series of conversations with artists, labels and promoters shaping the electronic music landscape. In collaboration with Kopparberg, they’ll be bringing the conversation to Manchester today live with Eats Everything, one of the biggest success stories of the past 12 months in house and techno. He’ll talk about his meteoric rise, his hometown of Bristol and his favourite fast food. www.residentadvisor.net
Friday 12th October / 7pm / FREE EATS EVERYTHING Event
The Impossible Project’s Pop-up Polaroid Portrait Studio
In October 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for integral instant film in Enschede (NL) and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. In 2010 Impossible saved analog instant photography from extinction by releasing various, brand new and unique instant films. Therewith Impossible prevents more than 300,000,000 perfectly functioning Polaroid cameras from becoming obsolete, changes the world of photography and keeps variety, tangibility and analogue creativity and possibilites alive.
At the ün-establishment they will be hosting a pop-up Polaroid portrait studio to celebrate instant film. Come along to chat all things Polaroid and get yourself snapped. www.the-impossible-project
Saturday 13th October / 2pm / FREE Impossible Project Event
You will find all manner of curio here, from vintage clothing, craft items, jewellery workshops to piles of lovely vinyl for you to peruse at your leisure. In the main room, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Chew Chew Records, Akoustik Anarkhy and plenty more, will be hosting vinyl stalls selling new releases, old classics and forgotten treasures along with stalls from Stock, J’Adore Vintage, Den at Beech Wood, Oooh Betty, Lisa Stannard and Anna Lappenkueper Workshop.
Saturday 13th October / Midday – 6pm / FREE The Marketplace Event
Eskimo Creative presents Iron Designer
A battle with Manchester’s creative elite. Design and creative agency Eskimo Creative host the event, pulling together leading creative brains from different sectors to exchange and serve up how they do things differently. In front of a live crowd they will be battling it out using Photoshop, each serving a design to the other player who has 5 minutes to do the damage. Perfect for pre-night out drinks in the Northern Quarter. www.eskimocreative.com
Saturday 13th October / 7pm / FREE Iron Designer Event
Kubb Field Trip
An introduction to this unique game also known as Viking Chess! Meet at the ün-establishment at 2pm to be taken off for an afternoon of Kubb & Kopparberg.
There is a limited capacity for the Kubb Field Trip so please RSVP to unestablishment@kopparberg
Sunday 14th October / 2pm / FREE Kubb Event
Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir Screening
It’s never too late to start doing what you want to do!
At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room. 7 years later she had 59 albums to her name with more than 600 songs – an eccentric myriad of catchy compositions mixing in her pets, found toys, kitchen percussion and casio keyboards. Sigrídur Níelsdóttir is her name, and before long the Icelandic/Danish musician and visual artist became an adored cult figure in the Icelandic music scene, represented here by her young apprentices Mugison, múm, and Sin Fang of Seabear who pay tribute to the grandma’s irresistibly catchy, yet eccentric pop tunes. Shot mostly on Super-8 and 16mm ‘Grandma Lo-fi’ was created over a period of seven years by three musicians and debuting directors, capturing the most productive period in the life of Sigríður Níelsdóttir. In many ways Sigrídur is like a cartoon character. Poetic moves such as taking in broken-winged pigeons that in return sing along to her tunes, or transforming a cream whisk into a helicopter, all call for animated sequences that bridge the obscure space between her exemplary imagination and a delightfully peculiar everyday existence. Grandma Lo-fi is a cinematic tribute to an amazing musician and to her boundless creativity, created by the young musicians and artists that she inspired. http://www.grandmalofi.is/
Hot dogs provided by Dirty Dogs!
Sunday 14th October / 3pm / FREE Grandma Lo-Fi Event
Shut Up And Play The Hits
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. www.shutupandplaythehits.c
Hot Dogs provided by Dirty Dogs!
Sunday 14th October / 6pm / FREE SU&PTH Event
Production workshop with Illum Sphere
Described as “one of the most special and unique artists to come out of the UK” by Hyperdub first lady Ikonika, Manchester’s Illum Sphere has had a busy time since his debut ‘The Incoming EP‘ landed in 2009 on hometown label, Fat City. Winning the BBC 1xtra Urban Music Award, invitations to play at LA institution Low End Theory (the second English person to do so after Mary Anne Hobbs) and last year’s Red Bull Music Academy in London, through to remix requests from Martyn, Kuedo, Zed Bias and Warp Records, he has already become one the UK’s most hotly tipped producers, whilst remaining outside the London hype machine. Add to that the gleaming praise given by all those that play his groundbreaking Hoya:Hoya night in Manchester, an EP on Martyn’s 3024 imprint, support from Radiohead front man Thom Yorke, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B and Brainfeeder’s Gaslamp Killer, Lorn, Ras G and Daedelus, 2010 seemed to be the year that Illum Sphere cemented his place. among the world’s underground music elite. http://soundcloud.com/
Espeically for The ün-establishment he will be hosting a workshop dissecting one of his remixes as well as holding a discussion on his technique, style and production programmes.
There is a limited capacity for this event so please RSVP to unestablishment@kopparberg
Monday 15th October / 1pm / FREE Illum Sphere Event
Eskimo Creative presents The Future of Storytelling
As technology becomes more advanced and more accessible across multi-platforms, consumers demand higher standards of creativity and engagement from content creators. Eskimo bring together a collective of creatives, thinkers and makers to discuss where they think storytelling is heading. Join in to expand those minds and get creative. www.eskimocreative.com/
Speakers on the evening include:
The Neighbourhood – Animators/Storytellers
Mike Ryan – Futurist
Dave Kirkwood – Creative / 365 Project
Fiona McGarva – Media Publicist
Ian Wareing – Content Producer
Monday 15th October / 7pm / FREE Future of Storytelling Event
Screen Printing with Savwo
Savwo is a screen printer and illustrator specialising in print and design known for using experimental surfaces. He will be hosting a screen printing workshop giving the tricks of the trade as well as tips for ambitious printers. Come and have a go! www.savwo.co.uk
Tuesday 16th October / 1pm / FREE SAVWO Event
FLUX is a spirited, independent fashion, music and arts magazine featuring the best, living, breathing culture from the UK & across the globe. FLUX was launched as a fanzine in Manchester in 1997. It evolved into a high end style and culture magazine distributed across the UK and beyond. Coming to The ün-establishment Flux magazine will be hosting a workshop on the creation and process of starting up a magazine. www.fluxmagazine.com
Tuesday 16th October / 7pm / FREE Flux Magazine Event
Manchester MIDI School
First up, come and learn how to produce music and DJ! Manchester Midi School will be bringing the party, with DJ Mark One giving masterclasses on DJ techniques, using both Serato and CDJs. Tom Lonsborough will be showcasing how to write beats and basslines in Ableton, and how to perform this in a live set using the Ableton Launchpad…..there might also be a bit of Maschine thrown in too! www.midischool.com
Wednesday 17th October / 1pm / FREE Mcr MIDI School Event
Field Trip and Talk with Phil Griffin
Field Trip 3:00pm
A freelance writer, broadcaster and curator specializing in architecture and culture, Phil will be hosting an architectural trail from 3pm around Manchester’s Northern Quarter followed by a detailed discussion on the architecture of Manchester from 7pm.
There is a limited capacity for the field trip so please RSVP to unestablishment@kopparberg
Wednesday 17th October / 1pm / FREE Phil Griffin Event
Un-establishment Afterparty with Ghostpoet / Greymatter / Illum Sphere & more
After all this un-establishment action you would expect nothing less than an afterparty to bring the week to an end, and you would be right to expect it! Bringing together Ghostpoet, Greymatter, Illumsphere and more to be announced for your entertainment this party will provide a fitting end to the Un-establishment experience.
Ghostpoet (DJ Set)
Thursday 18th October / 9pm – late / FREE Un-establishment Afterparty
You can join in the discussions around the un-establishment by following https://twitter.com/KopparbergUK using #unestablishment, like them on Facebook for more info on the events and afterparty at www.facebook.com/KopparbergUK and discover exclusive content including films, audio and guest editors at http://unestablishment.tumblr.com/
Friday 12th -Thursday 18th October
2022nq / 20/22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ
N.B. You must be 18 or over to attend any event