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Manchester Literature Festival Spring 2021 Online Events- Kazuo Ishiguro & Jackie Kay in Conversation

19 April - 17 May 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Mon 19 April 2021 and available to watch until 17 May. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. ‘Do you believe in the human heart?’ In his magnificent new novel Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro asks whether humans are unique and, if we are, what makes us so? A story of connection, und..

Natalie Diaz NEW COMMISSION Hosted by Mary Jean Chan

22 April - 21 May 2021

This event will be first broadcast at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 April 2021 and available to watch until 21 May. The event will be pre-recorded and captioned. ‘Natalie Diaz is a poet who calls out to us in so many ways, who reaches out to embrace her lover, her people, and her country.’ Her most recent collection Postcolonial Love Poem explore..

Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Neil Jones, Head of Cybersecurity and Innovation, Greater Manchester Police

12:45 - 26 May 2021

We are delighted to announce Neil Jones, Head of Cybersecurity and Innovation, Greater Manchester Police as a guest speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking place on Wednesday 12th May. The Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify..

Research and Libraries (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021)

17:00 - 18:00 09 June 2021

Hear from a distinguished panel about how archives are created, collated and used within research . (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021) About this Event Speaking in the historic reading room of the Rylands, publisher Michael Schmidt and archivist Jessica Smith bring to life the ways in which archives are created, collated and used. Chaired..

Ashton’s Radical Poets (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021)

14:00 - 15:00 11 June 2021

This event focuses on two active radicals and working-class poets, John Stafford and Joseph Chapman (Part of Festival of Libraries 2021) About this Event Speaking in the historic reading room of The Rylands, publisher Michael Schmidt and archivist Jessica Smith bring to life the ways in which archives are created, collated and used. Chaired b..

Beyond the Avant-Garde? Rethinking the Vanguard in British Music since 1970

09:30 - 17:00 09 July 2021

This one-day symposium looks at avant-garde music in the UK since 1970, covering Bowie, post-punk, modernist composition, electronic dance music and more. The 1970s is recognised as a decade of cultural transition, where music evolved into new configurations of established and emerging forms. But despite recent scholarly interventions, many a..

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