The Manchester Lightbox Project

A guest post by Gary Munday PR and Marketing Assistant at Utilita Energy Limited about why they’ve chosen the People’s History Museum for a very exciting event

Lightbox square logoSince the New Year, Utilita Headquarters has been a flurry of work and excitement in the build up to the next instalment of the free, drop-in, two-day event – The Lightbox Project (Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 February 2015).

We at Utilita, the UK’s leading provider in prepayment energy, have already held a number of Lightbox events across the country, receiving lots of positive feedback. Now we’re hoping the forthcoming Manchester event is going to be the biggest and best yet!

We’re extremely happy to hold the event at the PHM – in fact, we think it’s ideal given the building’s history and appearance, coupled with the theme of our event. The Lightbox Project is about bringing the Manchester community together, unite all in the participation of electricity-based workshops. What better place than Engine Hall? Beautiful, industrial and known as the historical base that used to generate power for the city. In short, we are thrilled to be offering our workshops within this idyllic and memorable setting over the half-term holiday.

What can visitors expect when they drop in?

The Lightbox Project has an array of different workshops, visuals and competitions, all suitable for children of all ages (3+). Here are just a few them:

  • Occulus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets – come and explore other imaginary worlds! One of our favourites at the Lightbox Project, these headsets are the newest Occulus Rift technology available.
  • Fly a Drone – navigating these marvellous machines will surely be a test to anyone’s piloting skills!
  • 3D Printer – an army of robots will be built, thanks to the marvellous 3D printer we will have on location. This has proven to be a popular workshop, it is mind-boggling to watch in action!
  • Colouring Competition – get involved with the chance to win some great prizes. colour a house, wire up the electricity and add it to our very own ‘Electric City’.

But that’s not all! – we’ve got a whole load more planned for the two days and don’t want to give everything away! We really hope that as many people as possible will check out the workshops – especially since the event is free and all activities over the two days are run on a drop-in basis.

It’s almost half term! So let us spark your imagination and excitement with The Manchester Lightbox Project, powered by Utilita…

Find out more here.

If you are looking for a space to hold an event, then we have excellent venue hire facilities at the PHM.  Just visit our Venue Hire page for more information.

          

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