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Until Apr 2022 A Love Affair with Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has a new exhibition about one of Elizabeth’s best-known collection of stories – Cranford.

Jun 2021 Artist Residency: Anna Polonyi

Anna Polonyi has been partnered with Central Library and is planning to write a new short story during her residency.

Jun 2021 Poetry Health Service In Residence

Manchester Poetry Library welcomes Hafsah Aneela Bashir and the Poetry Health Service to be in residence for the festival.

Jun 2021 Future Libraries: Lydia Hounat and Izzy Bolt

An exploration of truth, impartiality and AI in the future of our libraries.

Jun 2021 Future Libraries: Charlotte Wetton and David McFarlane

An installation that will celebrate the role of libraries and librarians in supporting unique journeys of self-development.

Jun 2021 Fact and fiction: Intersection of The Imagination and Historical Record

Get to know the lives, knowledge and histories of people archived by the communities and create new writing of your own.

Jun 2021 Exploring Health and Social Care through Poetry

A short free online poetry course, aimed at exploring how poetry can help us understand health and social care practice.

Sep 2021 Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale

This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.

Aug 2021 Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale

This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.

Jul 2021 Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale

This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.

Jun 2021 Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale

This book sale is held regularly on the second Sunday of every month at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Described as ‘Manchester’s best second-hand book sale’ by one visitor it is a popular and favourite destination for book lovers.

Jun 2021 Festival of Libraries

Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries will be a five-day celebration of Greater Manchester’s libraries,

Jul 2021 MIF21 – I Love You Too at Central Library

Kemang Wa Lehulere collaborates with 11 Manchester writers and over 100 residents of the city to create a surprising collection of love letters – a new book for Central Library.

Nov 2020 Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings

Join Heavenly Records for their book launch, featuring label founder Jeff Barrett & author Robin Turner in conversation with Stuart Maconie, plus a live set from Katy J Pearson.