A unique and innovative look at society’s attitude towards alcohol will take place as part of the pioneering BODY WORLDS 4 exhibition at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry), for one night only.
Manchester City Council has teamed up with long-standing arts and health organization LIME, the Greater Manchester Arts & Health Network, and Bolton, Stockport and Oldham councils to deliver the Booze Buzz, a series of creative projects exploring views across Greater Manchester about our drinking culture.
The projects, funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Primary Care Trusts (PCT) and led by artists Phil Burgess and Nicky Duirs, have been running across the participating councils over the past few months, they have included creative writing, forum theatre, pavement art and photography sessions. The work will now culminate in the Booze Buzz performance and exhibition at BODY WORLDS 4, followed by a dynamic debate centered around the social norms of drinking and an exploration of possible ways to encourage safe and sensible drinking behaviour.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Arts & Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "The Booze Buzz project is an original way of looking at alcohol use and the issues surrounding it. We are proud to be working alongside other local authorities and organizations as part of our commitment to reducing the adverse impact of alcohol on people across Greater Manchester."
He adds: "BODY WORLDS is the ideal backdrop for such an innovative and exploratory event about our physical wellbeing and we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to view the exhibition and offer their thoughts and opinions on the subject."
The Booze Buzz was launched in answer to a Culture and Health Forum about alcohol last year, which explored the potential for the health and creative sectors to work together to help inform the community in a participatory and interactive way.
Will Blandamer, Director of the Greater Manchester Public Health Network Association of Greater Manchester PCTs said: "The Primary Care Trusts across Greater Manchester are working with partners to highlight the health risks of regular drinking. The Booze Buzz sought to get people thinking about their drinking in a different way through the arts, and we are delighted with the work done in Manchester and other boroughs in Greater Manchester."
The free Booze Buzz exhibition and performance will take place on Tuesday 24 June, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry). The BODY WORLDS 4 exhibition will be open until 9.00pm and all those attending will have the chance to see it at a concessionary rate of £8.50.
To book your place contact Alison Kippax at Manchester City Council on 0161 234 3056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire Keegan, Press Office, tel: 0161 234 4014