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Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

26 September - 21 November 2018

Due to popular demand, this Autumn the Martin Harris Centre is going back to basics again! Join us for ‘Ballroom and Latin for Beginners’ in a relaxed and friendly environment. The 50 minute sessions will be delivered by Mark Rowbottom, the owner and principal of “Steppin’ Out Dance Centre”, who has more than thirty years dance e..

Poets in the Cities: Rita Ann Higgins, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

19:00 - 21:00 19 November 2018

Rita Ann Higgins has published eleven books of poetry, including Tongulish (2016), Ireland Is Changing Mother (2011) and Throw in the Vowels: New & Selected Poems (2005), all from Bloodaxe, as well as her controversial memoir, Hurting God (Part essay, Part Rhyme) (Salmon, 2010). She is also a playwright and has recently written two short films..

16th Annual Rylands Poetry Reading with Marilyn Hacker

18:00 - 19:30 22 November 2018

Marilyn Hacker is the author of thirteen books of poems, including A Stranger’s Mirror (Norton, 2015), Names (Norton, 2010), and Essays on Departure (Carcanet, 2006), the essay collection, Unauthorized Voices (Michigan, 2010). Her translations of French, Francophone and Arabic poets appear regularly in PN Review and journals aroun..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Rosalind Dobson (Soprano) and Michelle Assay (Piano) perform the songs of Shostakovich and Weinberg

13:10 - 14:00 22 November 2018

Songs from the height of the USSR by Weinberg, and one of his main influences, Shostakovich. Shostakovich Satires, Op. 109 Weinberg Old Letters after J. Tuwim Op. 77 Price: FREE

Manchester University Wind Orchestra (MUWO)

19:30 - 21:00 24 November 2018

Programme to Include: Kevin Malone Godzilla Manchester University Wind Orchestra returns with an action-packed night of fantastic music, featuring Rohan Iyer on solo Tuba! Experience film magic with Jurassic Park, and there may be more than one dinosaur on the horizon with Kevin Malone’s Godzilla. Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3 To book pl..

Literature Live: Joe Dunthorne and Luke Kennard

19:30 - 20:30 26 November 2018

Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. The Adulterants, published earlier this year, was hailed by The Guardian as ‘brilliantly knowing’, and by the New Statesman as ‘a wickedly funny millennial Bildungsro..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Kevin Malone 60th Birthday Concert

13:10 - 14:00 29 November 2018

Kevin Malone celebrates his 60th birthday and 19 years at The University of Manchester’s Music Department throughout the concert season, with this concert featuring one of his earliest works alongside a première for this concert. Be prepared for one of his quirky, postmodern experiences which have been cited as "showing wit and a rare abi..

The University of Manchester Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:00 02 December 2018

After a sterling succession of concerts, The University of Manchester Chorus returns with Brahms’s A German Requiem, accompanied by The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Robert Guy. They will be joined by wonderful soloists and Manchester alumni Charlotte Trespass and Timothy Edlin. Price: Early bird: £15 Full..

Manchester University Big Band (MUBB)

19:30 - 21:00 06 December 2018

The Manchester University Big Band take the stage for their first concert this year, pushing the ensembles capabilities and featuring soloists from all areas of the band. Expect new sounds, rhythms and grooves from this tight-knit group, focussing on the contemporary in big band repertoire. Price £10.50 / £6.50 / £3 To book please visit h..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: Quatuor Danel with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 06 December 2018

This Lunchtime Concert includes the performance of a piece by the university’s Professor emeritus, John Casken, derived from his opera-in-progress Sylvie and the Songman, precedes the Stalin-Prize-winning Fifth Quartet of Shostakovich’s friend and colleague, Vissarion Shebalin, composed in the early years of the Great Patriotic War and in..