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Runway - No Door Theatre

20:00 - 21:45 30 January 2020

Written and Directed by Georgia Affonso If you could leave, would you? Skid and Bean sit in the park, smoking fags and playing Buzzfeed quizzes. Nyla, Muslim and Mancunian, is moving in, and couldn’t feel more out of place. Longlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 and Alfred Bradley Bursary Award (BBC). Age Content/Guidance..

WCLC: Tom Hewson (jazz piano) Essence

13:10 - 14:00 30 January 2020

Join jazz pianist Tom Hewson as he performs original music from Essence, his latest album made inside the Bösendorfer piano factory in Vienna, drawing both on the colours of the contemporary piano repertoire and the improvisational and rhythmic drive of the jazz tradition. Price: Free These concerts are part of the Walter Carroll Lunchtime..

Language, Community and Creativity

13:30 - 16:30 31 January 2020

This event presents three initiatives demonstrating how appreciation of linguistic diversity, and of the migrant experience, can reinvigorate audiences in the creative industries. Join us to preview a multilingual operatic retelling of the Daedalus myth; to watch a film exploration of how language-learning enriches individuals and communitie..

Runway - No Door Theatre

20:00 - 21:45 31 January 2020

Written and Directed by Georgia Affonso If you could leave, would you? Skid and Bean sit in the park, smoking fags and playing Buzzfeed quizzes. Nyla, Muslim and Mancunian, is moving in, and couldn’t feel more out of place. Longlisted for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 and Alfred Bradley Bursary Award (BBC). Age Content/Guidance..

Literature Live: Luke Brown and Emma Jane Unsworth

18:30 - 19:45 10 February 2020

Luke Brown grew up in Fleetwood, Lancashire, and now lives in London, although he is frequently in Manchester to teach at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester. His debut My Biggest Lie was published in 2014 and his second publication Theft, will be launched at this event. Luke reviews books for The Financial Times, London..

*Fully Booked* Literature Live: Isabel Allende in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson

19:00 - 20:45 11 February 2020

***This event is now fully booked*** Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are thrilled to welcome one of Latin America’s greatest authors to the UK for her first visit in 12 years. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel is the author of 24 best-selling books including The House of Spirits, Daughter of Fortune and..

Quatuor Danel Lunchtime Concert with Richard Whalley (piano)

13:10 - 14:00 13 February 2020

Dusapin Iti for Solo Violin Lekeu Adagio Molto Weinberg Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Piano One of a series of works for solo instruments, all beginning with the letter ‘i’, by the best-known living French composer, Pascal Dusapin, precedes the soulful slow movement by Belgian Guillaume Lekeu, who died of typhoid at the age of 24, and..

MUMS - New Sounds

13:10 - 14:00 14 February 2020

There is great enthusiasm for contemporary music amongst music students at The University of Manchester. In this concert, a variety of ensembles present works recently written by student composers, featuring an exciting array of musical styles. Price: Free

Quatuor Danel Evening Concert

19:30 - 21:00 14 February 2020

Chevalier de Saint-George Quartet, G.191 Dusapin Quartet No. 4 Franck Quartet in D One of numerous quartets by the first classical composer of African ancestry, born in Guadeloupe in 1745 and also famous in his day as a champion fencer, is followed by the Fourth by Pascal Dusapin and the only one by César Franck. To b..

Literature Live: Eimear McBride

19:30 - 20:45 17 February 2020

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present an evening with Eimear McBride. One of our most arresting writers, Eimear has written two acclaimed and uncompromising novels, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize) and The Lesser Bohemians (James Tait Black Memorial Prize). At this..