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Grosvenor East Theatre | Until 15 October 2022

Emilia is a boisterous, witty, irreverent play and winner of the Noel Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy at the Olivier Awards.

Grosvenor East Theatre | Until 26 November 2022

Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, revealing the personal cost of making history.

Nick Hornby: Dickens & Prince
Manchester Central Library | 17 October 2022

With wit, curiosity and deep admiration Nick Hornby traces the extraordinary lives of two artists who have shaped and inspired him.

Nihal Arthanayake: Let’s Talk
Manchester Central Library | 13 October 2022

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake brings a defibrillator to our ailing ability to connect through conversation.

Jan Carson & Louise Kennedy
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

Manchester Literature Festival is joined by two award-winning stars of Irish writing, Jan Carson & Louise Kennedy.

Kit de Waal
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

Kit de Waal discusses ‘Without Warning and Only Sometimes’ a memoir of a childhood of opposites and extremes.

Paterson Joseph in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 9 October 2022

In his captivating debut novel, ‘The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho’, actor Paterson Joseph tells a story hidden for 300 years.

Damon Galgut in conversation
Manchester Central Library | 10 October 2022

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut discusses his masterpiece ‘The Promise’, a gripping, beautifully written family saga.

Monica Ali
Manchester Central Library | 11 October 2022

The bestselling and much-loved author of ‘Brick Lane’, Monica Ali visits MLF to celebrate her brilliant new novel ‘Love Marriage’, her first book in a decade.

Glowing Writing Workshop
Contact | Until 18 October 2022

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud, Glowing is a show that debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives.

Emergency 22
Contact | 1 October 2022

Word of Warning and Contact present Emergency ’22, a day out for the curious. The annual platform for Live Art and contemporary performance

George Lewis In Residence: World Première
Royal Northern College of Music | 25 November 2022

Experience the vanguard of music and technology in this exclusive world première from composer and professor George Lewis.

Manchester Collective: Places We Know with Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Royal Northern College of Music | 2 December 2022

Once or twice in a generation, music fans embrace an artist who totally redefines what is possible in their field. Pekka Kuusisto is one of these artists.

RNCM Opera: Die Fledermaus
Royal Northern College of Music | Until 17 December 2022

This Christmas, the RNCM are hosting opera’s biggest party, Die Fledermaus, and you’re all invited.

Manchester Collective: WEATHER
Royal Northern College of Music | 23 September 2022

A breathtaking journey through four natural habitats. Each shaped, scarred and transformed by extreme weather events.