“Solstice and Equinox Series” with David Olusoga OBE **EVENT POSTPONED**

18:00 - 19:30 25 September 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be announced soon. About this event: As the Autumn Equinox approaches, we celebrate new beginnings, and in particular, the reopening of the University’s Manchester Museum following a £15m transformation. A brand new two-storey extension..

Research Café: Economy of Arts and Development

11:45 - 14:00 04 October 2023

Join us for an informal lunch event exploring the intersection between the arts and soci-economic progress In a world increasingly defined by rapid technological advancements and nuanced social changes, the arts emerge as a significant yet often overlooked engine for socio-economic growth and development. Join us for an informal networking lu..

Deborah Levy (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:00 - 07 October 2023

‘I projected myself into her and she became music.’ In August Blue, the latest novel by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, virtuoso pianist Elsa M. Anderson sees a woman in a flea market in Athens who she believes is her double. Following a catastrophic performance where she walked off stage, Elsa is on the run from her talent, men and history..

Kate Mosse in Conversation

16:30 - 07 October 2023

‘I am, indeed, notorious, feared over sea and land. I am the one they did not believe could exist. I am the commander of the Ghost Ship.’ In her gripping new novel,?The Ghost Ship, internationally acclaimed author Kate Mosse tells the tale of a woman in a man’s world. A tale of adventure and liberation, of hidden identities, of love and..

Max Porter presents Shy (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:30 - 07 October 2023

MLF Members can book advance tickets on Wednesday 21 June. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 23 June. MLF Get Closer Membership starts at £20 pa. To buy an MLF Get Closer Membership and book advance tickets find the link under 'More Information'. ‘He’s sprayed, snorted, smoked, sworn, cut, punched, run, jumped, crashed an Escort, sma..

Michael Lewis: Flash Boys & New Tycoons (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:00 - 10 October 2023

'I asked him how much it would take for him to sell?FTX?and go do something other than make money. He thought the question over. “One hundred and fifty billion dollars,” he finally said – though he added that he had use for “infinity dollars”.' A master storyteller, Michael Lewis has uncovered some of the biggest stories of our times..

Natalie Haynes (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

19:00 - 11 October 2023

Rock star classicist, author and broadcaster Natalie Haynes returns to?MLF?to celebrate the publication of her latest non-fiction book,?Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth. Meet Athene, goddess of war and wisdom; Artemis, goddess of hunting and protector of young girls; Aphrodite, goddess of sex and desire; Hera, Zeus’ long-suffering wife..

Language and normalised abnormalities in the world today - Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o

18:00 - 20:00 12 October 2023

In this lecture, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o will address topics of coloniality and harms of imperialism/colonialisation. He will, in particular, focus on the lasting impact on colonialism and imperialism on native languages, African knowledge, memory, genocide and harms against the environment. In the latter part of the event, Professor Ngu..

New Commission: Jason Allen-Paisant

14:00 - 14 October 2023

‘It is beautiful, oh my god it is.’ To mark the 200th anniversary of Manchester Art Gallery, award-winning poet Jason Allen-Paisant has created a trio of exquisite, luxurious, sensual and playful poems inspired by paintings and garments in the gallery’s collection and recent Dandy Style exhibition.?At this intimate event, Jason will perf..

New Commission: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (Manchester Literature Festival 2023)

14:00 - 15 October 2023

‘Ólafsdóttir’s specialty is the small journeys we take to save ourselves and the ones we care for. She is the heart’s finest map-maker.’– Sjón Icelandic novelist, poet and lyricist Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir?returns to the city to share new work inspired by her Writers Residency in Manchester earlier this summer. As part of the F..

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