FutureEverything is an award-winning international festival of art, music and ideas, which takes place in Manchester annually. In 2010 I was asked to manage three special projects for the festival.
I worked alongside the festival team to deliver The City Debate - a television-style debate about the future of Manchester; the inaugural FutureEverything Award Gala; and PlayEverything - an event comprising 12 hours of workshops, performances, unconference sessions and installations, bringing together artists and geeks, and introducing people to the wonders of the digital space.
FutureEverything showcases premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for outstanding innovations
Other highlights of the 2010 festival included GloNet, a live Globally Networked Event connecting cities in 5 continents, an installation of The Eyewriter collaborative research project, numerous interactive art exhibitions, a secret large-scale urban intervention by Agents of Change, and music performances by Ryoji Ikeda, Omar Souleyman, Animal Collective and Rob Hall.