Photo of exhibition wall. Red sign with writing that says "singing makes me feel powerful", smaller text, an image of a woman and man smiling. A small tv screen on bottom left.

Soundabout at Science Museum

Science and Industry Museum | Manchester Science Festival and Turn It Up: The Power of Music

Soundabout’s Oxford and Beyond Inclusive Choir feature in Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum’s new exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The Power of Music’. Lead Choir Director Emma Hughes and choir member Sam represented Soundabout at the launch event on the 19th October 2022.  

The exhibition explores the science of music’s mysterious hold over us and how it drives us to create, perform, feel and share. At the exhibition you can make music together and play with beat, melody and harmonies in a newly commissioned musical playground.

The exhibition looks at how music can trigger emotions and memories, whether it can affect what you buy, and even what certain songs taste like. It also looks at how technological advancements continue to push the limits of music and make playing music more accessible for everyone. 

‘A toe tapping, foot stomping new exhibition’ BBC Radio 4, Front Row

Woman and man stood left next to exhibition wall with their photo and red sign with white writing

Well done to all choir members and staff involved with preparations for the exhibition. If you are in the area, please visit and let us know what you think.

The museum offers a large print guide, a sensory map, BSL Interpreted Tours, and Relaxed sessions.

For more information on the exhibition and how to visit, click here:  

The exhibition will be open at the museum until 21st May 2023. The exhibition will then tour the UK (dates and locations TBC).