FLUX Magazine will be hosting the backend of February in the Noiselab, with a fantastic lineup of the weird, the wonderful and the simply poptastic in the Market Street space from 17 February. With featured artists including Peter Hook, Graham Massey and fine artist Doug Fishbone, alongside the editorial and fashion teams at FLUX, the insights on offer will be truly top of the tree. The residency will feature talks, products, workshops and interactive performances. The residency has been done in collaboration between Lee Taylor, Flux Editor with Mike Chavez-dawson, artist and Ex-Flux Visual Arts Editor all enabled by Noise. Tickets to events are free, and available at

WED 17 FEB 5.30-6.30pm
Performance Lecture with Len Horsey
The FLUX residency kicks off with artist and musician extraordinaire, Len Horsey, who will make you a pop star for the day! Just bring your favourite song on a CD or an mp3, or bring an instrument and be creative. This doesn't mean you have to bring a cello, just something that you can make noise with - a pair of spoons would do! Bring a change of clothes too - the more eccentric the better – as Len will help you develop your own alter ego and write a pop sensation! Get involved and lose yourself for the day.

6.30 to 8pm
Performance Lecture with Edward Barton

Manchester born poet, artist and musician Edward Barton who wrote songs for Kylie Minogue and Orbital will be giving a performance lecture musically assisted by The Babymen. He will give a playful insight into his music making methods and lyrical techniques. All you need to bring for this one is a pen and paper, but most importantly, an open-mind!

SUN 21 FEB 2.00-3.30pm
Workshop & 4.00-4.30pm Performance Lecture
FLUX Magazine
are holding portfolio reviews with Editor Lee Taylor and Fashion Director Claire Lomax, so bring along any creative work, work in progress or even ideas - photography, fashion, art or illustration work are all welcome. Ex-Visual Art Editor and artist, Mike Chavez Dawson, is on hand to give an interactive arts talk with insights into professional issues and top tips on how to survive as an artist. Invaluable stuff!

WED 24 FEB 5.00-6.30
Live Presentation & 6.30-8.00 Talk

Continuing FLUX’s residency, fine artist Doug Fishbone is hosting a live presentation of his creative process, and you can ask any questions you might have about his career so far. Doug was recently voted one of the Future Greats of the art world in the annual survey of Art Review magazine, so take advantage of his appearance at the LAB before he is too famous to talk to us!

Later that day we welcome the infamous Peter Hook, of Joy Division and New Order, who will be offering his invaluable words of wisdom at an exclusive Q n A session by FLUX Editor Lee Taylor. This free, intimate event is open to all young creatives wanting to pick up unique advice to follow in the footsteps of this musical legend. Definitely not to be missed, the co-founder of the legendary Hacienda is a pioneer and is speaking as he opens his new club in the old Factory offices across town! Hooky has been in the music industry for three decades so anything he has to say will be well worth listening to.

SAT 27 FEB 6.00-8.00pm

Young renegade art collective Contents May Vary gives an informal chat about their work and current display in the NOISE Lab. They will end their talk with an interactive art pub quiz with actual prizes to be won, so don't forget your pen!

Workshop with Graham Massey and Owl Project
Winding up on a high, the FLUX residency ends with Graham Massey from 808 State and Homelife hosting a workshop, talk and performance. A pioneer of the rave culture in the late 80's, maverick musical experimenter and composer for film, TV and theatre, Graham is a master of variety, something so important to having a long-lasting music career! Owl Project is a collaborative group of Manchester based artists who share interests in human interaction with technology and process led art. The group currently consists of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons, distinctive for their range of wooden musical and sculptural instruments with computer interfaces.

Tickets to events are free and available at

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