21 February 2013

It is the final few days of our brilliant Winter Sparks exhibition, and we will also be saying goodbye to the Noisy Table when all installations close for the last time this Sunday (February 24).

Both have been hugely popular with audiences and it will be sad to see them go.

Winter Sparks has explored the relationship between art and science through the work of four international artists. Edwin van der Heide has been delighting and scaring visitors in equal measure with his hypnotic, thrilling (and very noisy) Evolving Spark Network; while Alexandre Burton's fascinating Impacts, a work of suspended tesla coils and glass, has been critically acclaimed.

Bosch & Simons's Wilberforces has been disorienting visitors in the public spaces by giving us a whole new way of seeing FACT. Up on The Wall on the first floor, Mancunian artist Daksha Patel gives a more local flavour to Winter Sparks with her work Diffusion. It all has to be seen to be believed, so don't miss it!

Will Nash's wonderful Noisy Table will be at the centre of the action of our Hacky Birthday celebrations this weekend, and on Saturday (February 23) will host the final of the Bats and Bleeps battle of the bands ping pong tournament, where city groups Clinic and All We Are will fight for supremacy.

When the table isn't being populated by warring rock stars, as ever, the public will be able to play for the last time. For a taste of how addictive it can be, watch this new trailer here.