The latest news from the Martin Harris Centre
National Poetry Day 2018: with John Hegley
11 October 2018
Welcome to the On Friday 5 October the Martin Harris Centre celebrated National Poetry Day with acclaimed performance poet John Hegley and pianist Clare Elstow. 2018 season at the Martin Harris Centre.
Autumn/Winter 2018 season
31 August 2018
Welcome to the autumn 2018 season at the Martin Harris Centre.
The Magic of Musicals relaxed performance
22 June 2018
The Magic of Musicals relaxed performance at the Martin Harris Centre receives high numbers of visitors of all ages.
Centre for New Writing lecturer Kamila Shamsie wins Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
7 June 2018
Kamila Shamsie, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing, has won the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction.
School children from across the North West visit the Martin Harris Centre to watch an adaptation of Macbeth
13 April 2018
In March 2018, two sold out performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth were performed for school students at the Martin Harris Centre.
Festive sing-a-long relaxed performance
19 December 2017
On Friday 15 December the Martin Harris Centre hosted its third relaxed performance and the second festive sing-a-long event after the success of previous events.
National Poetry Day 2017
17 October 2017
Lemn Sissay MBE celebrates National Poetry Day at the Martin Harris Centre
Autumn/winter 2017 season
31 August 2017
Welcome to the autumn 2017 season at the Martin Harris Centre. This autumn we have an exciting line-up of arts events, open to all.
Quatuor Danel commences thirteenth season at the Martin Harris Centre
31 August 2017
This autumn the quartet celebrates its thirteenth season with the University by embarking on an ambitious complete performance of all of Beethoven’s string quartets.
Success in Distinguished Achievement Awards 2017
26 July 2017
The arts team at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama was recently named as 'Small Team of the Year' in the University’s Distinguished Achievement Awards 2017.
Summer Proms Extravaganza a family-friendly hit!
16 June 2017
Relaxed Performance at the Martin Harris Centre receives high numbers of visitors of all ages.
International Women's Day
13 March 2017
During the week of International Women's Day, the Martin Harris Centre hosted a number of events in celebration of all aspects of female music making: composing, performing and conducting.
Sustainable lighting solution
21 February 2017
We are pleased to announce that both our performance spaces; the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and John Thaw Studio Theatre, have recently undergone a complete overhaul of the lighting to energy-efficient LED technology.
Spring/summer 2017 season
11 January 2017
A warm welcome to the spring/summer 2017 season at the Martin Harris Centre.
Centre for New Writing students publish anthology of new writing
31 August 2017
The Manchester Anthology brings together the work of 24 talented new writers from The University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing.