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Fabulous Fungi

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Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 6pm
Event 7pm to 10pm
Withington Public Hall Institute, 2 Burton Road,
Manchester M20 3ED
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Join us for a night of science, learning, and hands‑on experiences as we uncover the mysterious life of fungi. From culinary delights to ecological powerhouses, fungi have a lot to offer. We've gathered local experts to discover their benefits, how they grow and how they get hot under the collar. It's bound to be a fungalicious evening!

Pizza will be available from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm so come down early to grab a slice with your pint!

Myco-Marvels: How Fungi Shape Our World

Kaydee Barker (PhD Researcher in Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Fungi - perhaps you’ve thought of them as flavourful additions to your meals, or as enemies you war with to keep off your vegetables, or as psychedelics to push the human brain to another dimension… or perhaps you’ve hardly given them a thought at all. After all, they don’t really have much bearing on your daily life. Or do they? Join us as we look at how fungi have helped shape the world we know, from the earliest days of plant life to ongoing innovations in technology, and as we look forward to a future just as entwined with the fate of fungi.

The Sex Life of Fungi

Sølvi Goard (Grower at Myco: Manchester Mushroom Cooperative)
Ever wondered what makes mushrooms hot under the collar? Interested in the strategies they've evolved to adapt to their environments? Is it really true that fungi have eleven thousand different genders? Join us to explore the weird and wonderful ways that fungi have sex and otherwise exchange genetic material.

Polyspore - Bedroom Mycology and where it can lead

Mike Fothergill (Grower at Polyspore)
Dive into the fascinating world of home & applied commercial Mycology! Join us for a hands-on exploration of the how's and why's of home / applied Mycology. Expect general mushroom chat, practical cultivation tips, an introduction to beginner-friendly growing equipment & some insight into our forest inspired business model.
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