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music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Douglas Dare
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Douglas Dare’s music speaks of his own experiences of universal themes like love, loss, and childhood.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: The Jackie Oates Trio
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Jackie Oates brings elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much-needed calm and joy to those who hear it.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Fiona Bevan
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 14 October 2022

Fiona Bevan is a singer and a hit songwriter. She had a number 1 album with Kylie Minogue and has worked with Lewis Capaldi, Matthew E. White and many more.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Group Listening
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

The pair are constantly seeking to subvert the minimalism of their sonic palette, creating a subtle but constant tension that every now and then catalyses’ the music to somewhere unexpected.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Pedler // Russell
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

An original collaboration sees BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Greg Russell and historian and musician Danny Pedler take a unique approach to presenting the social landscape.

music 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.

music 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.

music 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.

literature Word Central with David Viney
Manchester Central Library | 30 August 2022

Manchester Libraries and Flapjack Press present Word Central, a free monthly event at Central Library. With special guest David Viney.

literature Pen Portraits – Literary Letters Brought to Life
Elizabeth Gaskell's House | 2 September 2022

Pen Portraits is a night of promenade theatre about the lives of the Gaskell circle, performed within Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

exhibition Contact Young Company X GOBSQUAD: While We Were Waiting, Something Changed
Contact | 28 – 30 July 2022

CYC team up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience this summer at Contact.

performance A Celebration of Bengali Folk Musical Heritage – Curated by Anindita Ghosh
The Whitworth | 23 July 2022

A tribute to, and celebration of Bengali folk music, that has shaped the cultural identity of Bengali communities both in South Asia and the diaspora, including the UK.

Part of South Asian Heritage Month Festival

theatre Spoken Movement: Family Honour
Contact | 29 September 2022

A brilliantly unique meeting of hip hop and theatre, Spoken Movement’s Family Honour asks how far one would go to uphold family expectations.

performance Fly on the Wall Press Showcase with Manchester Poetry Library
Contact | 4 June 2022

A powerful afternoon of poetry and spoken word performance with Fly on the Wall Press and Manchester Poetry Library.

performance Let’s Talk Zindabad
Contact | 6 June 2022

An afternoon of poetry, singing and storytelling from local artists from Let’s Talk organisation based in Rochdale celebrating the experiences from South Asian Muslim women.

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