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A Love Affair with Cranford
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | Until 24 April 2022

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

Artist Residency: Anna Polonyi
Manchester Central Library | Until 13 June 2021

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

Poetry Health Service In Residence
| 13 June 2021

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

Future Libraries: Lydia Hounat and Izzy Bolt
Manchester Central Library | Until 13 June 2021

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

Future Libraries: Charlotte Wetton and David McFarlane
Manchester Poetry Library | Until 12 June 2021

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

Fact and fiction: Intersection of The Imagination and Historical Record
Online | 9 June 2021

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

Exploring Health and Social Care through Poetry
Online | Until 12 June 2021

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

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 11 September 2021

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.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 14 August 2021

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.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 10 July 2021

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.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Secondhand Book Sale
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 13 June 2021

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.

Festival of Libraries
Manchester Central Library | 12 - 16 June 2024

Festival of Libraries celebrates the role that Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries play in wellbeing, culture, creativity and more.

MIF21: I Love You Too at Central Library
Manchester Central Library | Until 9 July 2021

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.

Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings
YES | 12 November 2020

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.