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heritage A Masterclass: Queer History with Prof Charles Upchurch
Manchester Central Library | 24 February 2022

Pioneering research by US Historian Charles Upchurch asks when did the popular ‘GAY’ LGBT+/Human Rights Campaign really start?

talk ‘Art, AIDS, Activism’: David Wojnarowicz, Stuart Marshall & Kia LaBeija
Manchester School of Art | 17 February 2022

Greg Thorpe discusses the work of 3 visual artists whose work on HIV and AIDS politicise(d) the virus in ways that are inextricably linked.

Manchester School of Art | 8 February 2022

To mark his 80th birthday, this panel discussion on Derek Jarman coincides with the major exhibition of his work at Manchester Art Gallery.

heritage ¡No Pasarán! – North West International Brigade Memorial Group
Manchester Central Library | 12 February 2022

North West International Brigade Memorial Group invite you to ¡No Pasarán!, a day of commemoration of those who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

talk Queer Joy and Radical Acts: Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network Conference 2022
HOME | 19 January 2022

Queer Joy and Radical Acts is a day of discussion, provocation and inspiration, exploring issues affecting LGBTQ+ communities.

literature SWASHBUCKLERS – Dan Hanks in conversation with Gemma Amor
Blackwell's Bookshop | 25 November 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop host the launch of Dan Hanks’ latest novel SWASHBUCKLERS – a nostalgic, wintery story perfect for fans of Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Stranger Things!

talk Festival of Ideas: Algorave revealed
Online | 21 October 2021

British musician and co-founder of algorave Alex McLean joins new media artist and curator Antonio Roberts online,, from 4-5pm on 21 October to discuss algorave with fellow contributors.

talk Festival of Ideas: Tim Etchells & Sabina Sabolović
Online | 23 October 2021

Tim Etchells joins Sabina Sabolović, director of Kunsthalle Vienna and part of the Zagreb-based curatorial collective What, How & for Whom, for an online conversation.

literature A Night of Crime: Will Dean and Joseph Knox
Blackwell's Bookshop | 5 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop presents an evening of crime fiction with authors Will Dean and Joseph Knox who’ll be discussing their latest novels.

literature Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 8 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop presents an evening with comedian Robin Ince at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation to launch his new book, The Importance of Being Interested.

literature Ben Aaronovitch in Conversation: 10th Anniversary Rivers of London.
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 September 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop host a special evening at IABF with Ben Aaronovich, celebrating 10-years of his novel, Rivers of London.

literature Short Stories: Lucie McKnight Hardy, Vanessa Onwuemezi & Sarah Schofield.
Blackwell's Bookshop | 13 October 2021

Lucie McKnight Hardy, Vanessa Onwuemezi & Sarah Schofield will be at Blackwell’s Bookshop to launch three new short stories.

literature Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.
Blackwell's Bookshop | 19 October 2021

Blackwell’s Bookshop on University Green host authors Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.

activity Meet the Artist – We are Nature: Wild Chorus
The Manchester Museum | 28 August 2021

Meet artists Harry Ovington and Oliver Halstead who will present a new short film piece ‘Sonic Rewild: A lockdown film’ at Manchester Museum

families How to Behave Safely around Dogs for ages 7-11
Manchester Central Library | 13 August 2021

Children aged 7-11 years old and their grown-ups can learn how to keep yourself safe and dogs happy and comfortable.