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exhibition Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries
The Whitworth | 24 November 2023 – 7 April 2024

Material Power: Palestinian Embroideries explores the historical life and contemporary significance of Palestinian embroidered dress.

theatre Hot Orange
Contact | 28 – 30 November 2023

Hot Orange follows Amina and Tandeki as they navigate what it takes to sustain love and friendship beyond childhood idealism – and the moment you fall in love.

theatre The Merchant of Venice (1936)
HOME | 28 November – 2 December 2023

Following a sell-out run in March, The Merchant of Venice (1936) returns to Manchester with Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock

activity Reclaim the Night
The University of Manchester Students' Union | 29 November 2023

Reclaim The Night is back, starting at the Student’s Union on Oxford Road and marching down to Great Northen on Deansgate.

literature MLF: Naomi Alderman in Conversation
Manchester Central Library | 29 November 2023

Naomi Alderman discusses her new novel The Future, creating strong feminist characters, and her superpowers as a novelist and game writer.

theatre Little Red
HOME | 29 November – 6 December 2023

Join HOME this Christmas for a bold and highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale packed with music, dance and song.

talk The Chinese in Britain – the latest chapter
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 30 November 2023

Newsnight Economics Editor Ben Chu, we will seek to address questions such as what are the barriers to integration for this specific cohort of young British-born Chinese.

music RNCM ArkEnsemble
Royal Northern College of Music | 1 December 2023

Transcending conventional boundaries, RNCM ArkEnsemble steps into the limelight for another riveting performance.

theatre Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People
Contact | 1 – 2 December 2023

The legendary annual celebration of all things curious and creative returns to Manchester. Nine Lessons is a variety night like no other.

music Man Who Has Come Through – Music by Anthony Burgess and Beethoven
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 1 December 2023

‘Lost’ music by Anthony Burgess to receive its world premiere in Man Who Has Come Through at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

activity Stan’s Secret Santa
The Manchester Museum | 5 – 8 December 2023

Manchester Museum’s beloved Tyrannosaurus rex, Stan, is getting into the festive spirit by pulling on his Santa hat for a charity gift appeal.

talk Bunker Talks: Jade Montserrat
The Salutation | 5 December 2023

Dr Jade de Montserrat is an artist concerned with challenging structures of care in institutions and the intersection of gender, race, class, and colonialism.