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Life of Buildings Website and Virtual Reality Experience

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Date(s) - 31/10/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Website and Virtual Reality Experience – Launch Event – Manchester Reform Synagogue, Jacksons Row, M2 5NH
17.30 – 19.30, Wednesday 31st October 2018

For several months researchers, led by Manchester School of Architecture, have been working with Manchester Reform (Jackson’s Row) Synagogue and Archives+ to make a digital record of the building, to collect memories, images and films and to combine them into a virtual reality experience.

Join them to hear about the project, experience the VR using a headset, and for an extremely rare glimpse inside Manchester’s first post-war building and only city centre synagogue.

“For our Jackson’s Row members this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience our synagogue in a unique way. As we begin to transition from our building for the re-build this event is not to be missed” – Rabbi Reuven Silverman and Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen.

Visitors will be able to navigate the building in real and virtual ways. The team will be on hand to help guests using VR headsets encounter the history of the building as well as its digital record. Then visitors will be free to encounter one of Manchester’s best kept secrets – the fine interior of this building from 1953. The synagogue was designed by Peter Cummings and Eric Levy, both members of the Reform congregation.

Cummings was also involved in the design of Appleby Lodge (1939) in Rusholme and was the architect for the Cornerhouse Cinema (1935) and Apollo Theatre (1938) in Ardwick Green.

Those who wish to attend MUST REGISTER on Eventbrite.

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